Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture


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Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 5th, May 2020

External Deadline: Monday 11th, May 2020


  • Conditions: US$40,000 for 18 months
  • Application Deadline: May 11, 2020
  • Detailed eligibility available here
  • Application platform available here

Program activities will run from Fall 2020 to Spring 2022.  All grantees are expected to attend three seminar group meetings, complete an academic residential exchange, participate in monthly virtual plenary meetings, and maintain ongoing virtual communication with fellow grantees and lead scholars.

Canadian scholars will complete a research visit to the United States prior to February 2022 for a minimum of six consecutive weeks and a maximum of three consecutive months.

  • September 2020 – First Group Meeting and Orientation (Canada)
  • June 2021 – Mid-term Group Meeting (Norway)
  • March/April 2022 – Final Group Meeting (United States)

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from around the Arctic circle to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in the following areas:

  • Arctic Security and Cooperation: The Arctic region benefits from innovative models of international cooperation, particularly in the areas of search and rescue, management of the Arctic marine environment, and collaborative governance through oversight bodies such as the Arctic Council. Individual Arctic states have also created innovative models of co‐management and self‐government with Indigenous peoples. As the Arctic region becomes more accessible, the need for greater attention to Arctic security in all its dimensions—human security, environmental security, energy security, and traditional security—will continue to grow in importance.
  • Arctic Infrastructure in a Changing Environment: More research is needed to understand the environmental changes taking place in the Arctic and the impacts they are having on the built environment. The prosperity and security of the region depend on sound infrastructure for housing, transportation, communications and energy. Changes to land and marine environments are placing stress on both coastal and inland communities in the Arctic. At the same time, these very same changes are generating interest in the Arctic for energy and mineral resources, increasing tourism, and opening up new fisheries and transportation routes. The global energy transition is placing greater pressures in Arctic and sub‐Arctic regions as sources for renewable energy from wind and hydro, as well as mineral resources. Together, these trends provide new opportunities for sustainable development that have the potential to improve life for Arctic communities.
  • Community Dimensions of Health: The health of children, youth, adults, and the elderly is vital to the security of Arctic communities and the region’s future. While Arctic communities are constantly innovating to address their own needs, environmental fluctuations, underdeveloped infrastructures, food insecurities, economic development, infectious diseases, health disparities, and entrenched institutional systems have created challenges for human health and the diverse ecologies of Arctic peoples. Citizens of the Arctic are looking to engage in research that addresses their concerns and will find ways to improve and sustain human health in the Arctic.

For additional  information please contact Paulo Carvalho at pcarvalho@fulbright.ca



Arctic III Commission Guide FINAL

Arctic III Visiting Scholar Application_Instructions

Funding Sources

Fulbright Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: March 3, 2020