Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fulbright Workshop & Opportunities

Fulbright Opportunities in Arctic Affairs

We are writing to you with some information about exciting opportunities in the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S.Scholar Program in arctic affairs that we thought might especially appeal to someone with your background and interests. Our organization, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Please feel free to forward this message to other interested colleagues and share through relevant associations and listservs.
Iceland: Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grants
Conduct research with any university, research organization or other appropriate partner in Iceland in the social or natural sciences field as they relate to the Arctic and the people living there. Specializations include ecology, glaciology, geography and sustainability science.
Iceland: Fulbright-Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar
Teach or teach and conduct research at the University of Iceland Centre for Arctic Policy in Akureyri. The grant is open to scholars in a wide variety of arctic fields including natural research studies, and environmental change and natural resources and development. As the grant is funded by the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the scholar will have access to Ministry officials.
Norway: Fulbright Arctic Chair
For scholars with five to 10 years of research experience, this award in Norway offers an excellent opportunity to collaborate with any institution in Norway on a teaching and research project. The Chair will research and teach within the areas of polar andarctic sciences and is expected to give public lectures, lead seminars and supervise/mentor Master's and PhD candidates.
Sweden: All Disciplines
Affiliate with any institution of higher education or research in Sweden. Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines with preference for proposals on areas related to the Arctic region.
Russia: All Disciplines
Teach, conduct research or propose a combination of both in any area, including polarand arctic sciences. Scholars are encouraged to affiliate beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Additional opportunities can be found in Finland and Canada and the complete catalog of awards can found here.
Our Application Guidelines provide helpful tips to reference during the process, and we are happy to answer any questions you or your colleagues may have. We also encourage you to explore and register for one or more of our webinars, which provide more detailed insight into various parts of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program. A complete schedule of upcoming and archived presentations can be found here.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the deadline for complete applications is August 3, 2015.
Thank you for forwarding this announcement to your colleagues and we look forward to hearing from you.

With best regards,

Europe/Eurasia Fulbright Scholar Program Team
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Photo courtesy of Suzanna Bräuer, 2014-2015 grantee to Finland

Examples of Successful Past Projects

 The Ice-Structure Interaction Problem: A Challenge to Arctic Engineering (Norway)
 Transarctic Analysis of Aquatic Microbial Diversity (Sweden)
 Linking Microbial Community Composition to Methane and Carbon Dioxide Flux: Assessing Climate Change from Boreal to Arctic Regions in Finland (Finland)
"Through this Fulbright program, I was able to provide a small perspective on the potential of technology to improve our ability to understand the effects of climate change, fisheries, coastal habitats, and development in the High Arctic." 
~Mark Moline, Director, School of Marine and Science Policy, University of Delaware, U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Norway, 2011-2012

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