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Fulbright Arctic Initiative
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative creates a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding among the people of the Arctic Council member states. Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants will spend 18 months engaged in addressing public policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations' shared challenges. Approximately 16 outstanding scholars (at least 4 from the U.S. and 1 from Canada and each of the other Arctic Council member states) will be selected to participate in the program as Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars through an open, merit based competition.
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from around the Arctic circle to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in the following areas:
- Arctic Security and Cooperation
- Arctic Infrastructure in a Changing Environment
- Community Dimensions of Health
- Be a Canadian citizen (Permanent residence is not sufficient).
- Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.
- Be proficient in English.
- Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines.
- Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.
Applicants MUST NOT:
- Be a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen.
- Hold permanent residency status in the United States.
- Reside in the United States.
- Have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six year period immediately preceding the date of application. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.
Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars will receive funding in the amount of US$40,000 for 18 months. This allowance is intended to support travel to all program meetings, travel and maintenance for the individual exchange visit, research materials and assistance for grantees only. Accommodations and meals for all group meetings will be covered separately. Grants will also include limited accident and sickness benefits.
Full Application Deadline:
Sep 15, 2020: SFU Signature Sheet and a copy of full application are due to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 business days before agency deadline. Applicant (not ORS) submits the application to the agency.
*Reminder: Based on the revision of Postdoctoral fellow (PDF) policy (R50.03), please continue to include 14% of PDF benefit in all your proposal budgets (if applicable).