Fulbright Arctic Initiative 2015-2016

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is an interdisciplinary research program for scholars to study and assess the changing Arctic region. This 18-month program includes international exchanges, seminars and collaborative research for 17 scholars from the Arctic Council’s eight member countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States).

Please click here to meet our Fulbright Arctic Initiative Program Scholars.

Beginning in May 2015, the scholars have been working in thematic teams to explore public policy research questions and engage governments, NGOs, businesses, and Arctic communities. Their research has focused on the impact of climate change on the Arctic, particularly on the issues of water, energy, health, and infrastructure. As part of the Fulbright Program, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative offers a collaborative model for scholarly exchange to face shared challenges and find practical solutions.

The 2015-2016 Fulbright Arctic Initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Additional funding comes from the government of Canada and from Finland (the mid-term plenary meeting of the FAI scholars in Oulu was funded entirely by Finnish partners of the Fulbright Center in Helsinki, Finland).

Mid-Term Plenary Meeting of Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI) Scholars

The Fulbright Center is happy to announce that the international cohort of Arctic researchers participating in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI) Program met in Oulu, Finland, on 8-12 February 2016. The program for the Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars' mid-term plenary meeting was organized jointly by the Fulbright Center Finland, and the Thule Institute, University of Oulu.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Plenary Meeting Program
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Follow the Fulbright Arctic Initiative Plenary Meeting in pictures!

Find the Fulbright Arctic Symposium program here.

Read the report about the whole Fulbright Arctic Initiative Plenary week here.

Photo by Elliott Gorn (Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies, University of Helsinki, 2009-2010)