Fulbright Arctic Initiative

The grantee competition for the second cohort of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative opens in the summer 2017 and applications will be due in October 2017. Instructions and information for Finnish candidates will be published on this page in August 2017.

U.S. applicants and applicants from all other eligible countries please consult the following page for further information: 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. Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants will address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges. 

Outstanding scholars 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  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 take place over 18 months

Selected scholars will participate in an individual Fulbright exchange of a minimum of six weeks up to three months (e.g. Finnish scholars will travel to the United States, and U.S. scholars will be able to come to Finland), as well as in-person seminars and ongoing virtual communication, all supporting the scholars’ collaborative research projects. Scholars will focus on collaborative work in multidisciplinary and multinational research teams, and will propose and carry out an individual exchange element.