A program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Fulbright Arctic Chair

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

Research and teach within areas that are relevant to understanding of the Arctic and High North regions. The Chair is expected to engage with faculty inside and outside the host institution(s), give public lectures and lead seminars, as well as supervise and mentor Master’s and Ph.D. candidates with their research and writing.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Three to four months. The grantee may stay for more than four months, but no additional funding will be offered.
Grant Dates

Start date to be agreed upon jointly between host university and candidate, but must occur within the 2019-20 academic year.


Any institution of higher education or research in Norway.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines

See Grant Activity. The Arctic Chair grant is not limited to the natural sciences. The award is open to applications in the social sciences and the humanities and recognizes the important contributions these disciplines can make to our understanding of the Arctic.

Special Features

The Chair is welcome to travel to other universities in Norway for shorter periods of time. No additional funding will be provided for such travel.

All U.S. grantees to Norway have two opportunities to gather as a group. The first is an orientation program held in Oslo in August. The second is a seminar in February during which grantees present on their projects followed by a weekend at a ski resort near Lillehammer in February. Domestic travel and lodging expenses for these gatherings are covered by the Fulbright Foundation. In addition, these expenses are covered for dependent family members of grantees for the seminar/ski weekend, which is a highlight of the Fulbright year.

Number of Grants
Core (Distinguished Chair)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Peter Raucci
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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