Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Competition for 2018-19 is closed

For more details please see Russian Version of the website

Speaking in Fairbanks, Alaska at the May 2017 Arctic Council Ministerial, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson affirmed the United States’ commitment to continuing the important work of the Council, noting that there are “still issues of great concern [to member nations] that we can address including advancing the welfare and living conditions of those who call the Arctic home; recognizing that each country has a strategic interest in being part of the Arctic’s future; and making sure that we continue to be vigilant in protecting the fragile environment.” Through the Fulbright Program, Fulbright Arctic Scholars advance collaborative research on community resilience and adaptation and building sustainable economies.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative supports scholars, researchers and professionals from Arctic Council member countries to carry out collaborative research on public policy questions related to the unique challenges of the Arctic region. The goal is to create a network to stimulate international collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The first Fulbright Arctic Initiative successfully sponsored 17 participants over an 18-month period in 2015-2016 that coincided with the United States' chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
The second Fulbright Arctic Initiative, for which program activities will begin in spring 2018, will include both established experts and early-career specialists from the eight Arctic Council states (United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden) for collaborative research in one of two focus areas: A) Community Resilience and Adaptation and B) Building Sustainable Economies. These scholars will participate in an individual Fulbright exchange, as well as convene with the other scholars for three in-person group seminars and on-going virtual communication to carry out team-based research.

Program description

Eligibility requirements

Nomination and selection

Arctic Initiative Poster

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
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