Norwegian Arctic Chair Award
The Fulbright Arctic Chair is one of the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs programs; these awards are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholarship Program. Application deadline: October 1, 2013
The Fulbright Arctic Chairs program in Norway and the United States officially began during the 2010-11 academic year. The Fulbright Arctic Chair grant was developed with a generous grant of 6 million NOK from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a limited four-year pilot project to promote transatlantic mobility in the increasingly high-profile field of Arctic Sciences. The experiences of the first four years of this project, and the growing significance of Arctic sciences in dealing with global challenges, has convinced us that the Arctic Chair grant should be continued beyond the initial pilot period.
For the 2014-15 year, the grant will be offered to Norwegian scholars with a Ph.D. in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics, Arctic Technology, or a closely related field focusing on polar and High North issues. Applicants must be Norwegian citizens, have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience, and may apply for an Arctic Chair grant to any accredited U.S. university. One award is given to a Norwegian Arctic researcher each year. Although Fulbright Arctic Chair funding will be offered for a maximum of four months, the grantee may stay beyond the 4-month grant period.
The Norwegian Arctic Chair is expected to conduct research and offer lectures in English, as well as engage in the scholarly community inside and outside of the host institution. In collaboration with his/her host university the Arctic Chair will lecture and conduct research within Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics , Arctic Technology, or a closely related field focusing on polar and High North issues. The Chair is expected to engage with faculty inside and outside the institution, give public lectures, seminars, supervise Master’s and Ph.D. candidates with their research and writing, as well as mentoring.
Terms of this grant include:
- Maintenance grant of NOK 200.000,- for 3-4 months. This amount will cover maintenance and housing for the grantee in the U.S. There is no financial support for dependents but family members may accompany grantee to the site.
- Allowance of NOK 25.000,- for round-trip international travel, including excess baggage allowance, shipping costs, etc for grantee only.
The application is web-based and can be found here. Instructions and help are availble within the application itself.
A complete application is made up of:
- A correctly filled out application (web-based) in English, with a project description, 3 letters of reference (delivered online, see instructions on the web based application for more info), CV, with a list of publications.
- A correctly filled out Additional form.
Additional Form must be postmarked before October 1, 2013 and should be sent to:
U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation
Any questions regarding the application process can be sent by e-mail or by telephone to +47 22 01 40 11.