Fulbright Arctic Initiative
Application Deadline – February 2, 2015
President Obama and Secretary Kerry have both affirmed that a secure and well-managed Arctic marked by international cooperation is a key priority of the United States, and in April 2015, the United States will assume the chairmanship of the Arctic Council for two years. Building on the strong existing network of Arctic Studies scholars and policy experts in the Fulbright Program, ECA is launching an interdisciplinary collaborative research initiative focused on the Arctic.
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will identify both established experts and early career specialists from the eight Arctic Council countries (United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden) to carry out collaborative, interdisciplinary research to assess the impact of change in the Artic. Areas of research focus include water, energy, health, and infrastructure. 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. Program participants will address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges.