The Fulbright Arctic Initiative

The third phase of the Arctic Initiative currently addresses public policy research questions relevant to the shared challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic nations. A fourth phase is expected to be announced for 2024-25. 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. 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 thematic areas to be announced. Current topics include:

⚬ Arctic Security and Cooperation

⚬ Arctic Infrastructure in a Changing    Environment

⚬ Community Dimensions of Health

Click HERE to view a recent informational webinar for a program overview and presentations by the lead scholars and program alumni.

HERE is the official press release about the current program.

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 virtually)
Winter 2022: group meeting (held in Norway)
April 2023: final group meeting (held in the USA)