Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Deadline for US Scholars to submit a US Scholar application to the Fulbright Arctic initiative is February 16, 2015.
http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative will create a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries. Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants will address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges.

Sixteen outstanding scholars from the U.S. and abroad will be selected to participate in the program as Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars through an open, merit-based competition. At least four of the scholars will be selected from the United States and at least one scholar will be selected from each of the other Arctic Council member states. Co-Lead Scholars Dr. Michael Sfraga and Dr. Ross A. Virginia will provide intellectual leadership throughout the Program, in addition to mentoring program participants and facilitating discussion and collaboration among the Arctic Initiative Scholars. Program activities will commence in spring 2015 and conclude in fall of 2016.
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 in one of four areas: energy; water; health; infrastructure.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is a program of the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
Grant Duration:

Program activities will commence in the spring of 2015 and conclude in the fall of 2016.

Application Deadlines:
International Applicants – Monday, February 2, 2015
U.S. Applicants – Monday, February 16, 2015

Contact:
arctic@iie.org
– See more at: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-arctic-initiative#sthash.opSSkC60.dpuf

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