Country: USA Deadline: Sept. 15, 2021 Category: Exchange Programs

Fulbright Arctic Initiative: Preference will be given to early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or professionals with research experience in the public, non-profit, or private sectors.Non-U.S. applicants must be citizens of the country from which they are applying and residing in the country at the time of application. Non-U.S. applicants who have dual-U.S. citizenship or who hold permanent residency "green cards", whether or not they reside in the U.S., are not eligible. Since specific residency requirements vary from country to country, applicants should contact their local Fulbright office directly to determine their eligibility.

Applicants should have particular expertise and relevant experience in one of the identified research areas and be willing to develop new collaborative research with other members of their thematic group. Non-U.S. Scholars must demonstrate proficiency in English.A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree is preferred.

Application Criteria for Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Successful candidates will comprise of scholars at all career stages, to include applied researchers, professionals, and Indigenous and traditional knowledge experts active in the academic, public or private sectors.Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate outstanding qualifica-tions and a record of experience and accomplishment in an area clearly related to one of the designated research themes
  • Be actively engaged in an area of inquiry relevant to the program’s themes and objectives
  • Be open to exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations
  • Be interested in developing collabor-ative activities with other Fulbright Arctic Scholars

Eligible Nationalities

United States, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden

Terms and Conditions

Non-U.S. applications must be submitted through the Fulbright Commission in the applicant’s home country. Candidates in Russia should apply through the IIE Fulbright Office in Russia.

U.S. applications must be submitted through the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES). Please note: Candidates who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States will be given preference, provided their qualifications are approximately equivalent to those of other candidates.

Selected scholars will participate in an individual Fulbright 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. Scholars will be selected on the basis of an individual research project linked to an exchange visit and potential to collaborate in group research work in one of three thematic areas described.

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