The Fulbright Arctic Initiative

The third phase of the Arctic Initiative will address public policy research questions relevant to the shared challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic nations. Academic researchers in the natural and social sciences, indigenous and local knowledge holders, professionals in the Fine and Liberal Arts, as well as practitioners working in related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates from the Arctic countries (Sweden, Finland, Russia, Iceland, Norway, Canada, Denmark and the United States) are invited to apply. Program activities will take place over an 18-month period beginning September 2020. Scholars will participate in an individual Fulbright exchange of six weeks up to three months, as well as in-person seminars and virtual communication. Scholars will be selected to focus on one of three thematic areas:

⚬ Arctic Security and Cooperation

⚬ Arctic Infrastructure in a Changing    Environment

⚬ Community Dimensions of Health


Click HERE to register for an informational webinar, program overview, FAQs and lead scholar information.

Applicants from Sweden are welcome to apply via the link below.

Grant Benefits

⚬ Fulbright branding
⚬ USD 40,000 (equivalent paid in SEK)
⚬ Accommodations and meals for all group meetings
⚬ Coverage of SEVIS and J-1 visa fees
⚬ Accident and sickness insurance for grantee

Annual Timeline:

February 2020: online application open
September 15, 2020:
application deadline
November 2020: notification of selection
March 2021: group meeting (held in Canada)
Winter 2021: mid-year group meeting (held in Norway)
Fall 2022: final group meeting (held in the USA)