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We are happy to announce that the Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders program 2023 is now open for applications.

The Emerging Leaders program accepts PhDs, Post-docs, and young professionals affiliated with businesses, public management or institutes from the academic, industry or policy sector.

The program will be organized from 27. January – 02. February 2023, with an application deadline on 20th of October 2022.

This year’s program will evolve around the theme of Green Shift in the Arctic.

The full program is an immersive 7-day experience, which includes a 5-day journey throughout the Norwegian Arctic. The journey starts in Bodø, continues to the Lofoten islands, and ends in Tromsø. Along this trip, the participants will meet with various mentors and representatives of different sectors and engage in contemporary discussions and workshops on current visions, trends and challenges of Green Shift in the Arctic. The lectures, discussions and workshops around Green Shift will cover issues within environment, resource management, security, climate, business and technology in the Arctic.

During the last two days, participants will join the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø as an integral part of the Emerging Leaders program. The workshops during the program will be used to develop high-quality questions, content, and contributions, to be delivered to and presented directly at the Arctic Frontiers conference. Thereby, participants will make their own contribution to the conference, engaging with high-level panels and represent the young Arctic perspective. The Emerging Leaders program will additionally facilitate meetings with high-level Arctic representatives and allow participants to take active roles in conference events.

You will find all details about this year’s program, application procedure and funding opportunities on our homepage.

If you wish to find out more about who we are and what we do, you can find some general information about the Emerging Leaders here. You can also see our previous cohort in action while presenting their visions on our oceans and the future of the Arctic.

We encourage applications from women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, First Nations and Inuit communities, visible minorities, and disabled candidates.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions at