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External Award: Fulbright Arctic Initiative

October 12, 2017

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from across the Arctic region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research across two core thematic areas: Resilient Communities, and Sustainable Economies. Selected scholars will participate in an individual exchange of a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of three months, as well as in-person seminars and ongoing virtual communication, all supporting the scholars’ required collaborative research projects. Program activities will take place over 18 months beginning in Spring 2018.

Non-U.S. scholars exchange visits will be at institutions within the United States and U.S. Scholars will conduct exchange visits at institutions within Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia or Sweden. There will be 3 full group meetings: an opening meeting in Canada in Spring 2018, a mid-year meeting in Winter 2019 (location TBD), and a final meeting in Washington, DC in Fall 2019.


  • Applicants must be from one of the member states of the Arctic Council: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the country from which they are applying and residing in the country at the time of application
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree is preferred. For professionals and practitioners outside academe, recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are required.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars will receive funding in the amount of USD$40,000 for the duration of the program. For more information, please visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website. To apply, submit all necessary information via the Fulbright Commission portal for your home country by October 16, 2017 (October 30 for US applicants).

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