The Fulbright Program is an interdisciplinary international research collaboration where 16-20 scientists from all Arctic Council countries work together in three thematic research groups.

Building on the scholarship of three cohorts of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, Fulbright Arctic IV will bring together a network of professionals, practitioners and researchers from the United States, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for monthly webinars, thematic group collaboration, three in-person meetings and an individual exchange experience. Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI) IV will address key research and policy questions related to promoting Arctic Security through a diverse, multi-dimensional, cooperative interdisciplinary framework.

The fourth round of research is starting in the fall of 2024 and lasts until the Spring of 2026.

The themes of FAI IV are

  • Climate Change and Arctic Resources
  • Arctic Security and Governance
  • Mental Health and Well-Being

Fulbright Commission Iceland has the opportunity to sponsor two Icelandic scholars to participate and encourage those who conduct research and professionals with expertise in one of the main areas of the project to familiarize themselves with this unique opportunity.

In addition to the multitude of professional development benefits that come with participation in this cohort program, Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars will receive grant funding in the amount of $40,000 (or an equivalent amount in local currency) to support their international travel to all in-person program meetings 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.

The deadline to apply is the 1st of March 2024.

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