Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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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.

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 2021-22 academic year.


Any institution of higher education or research in Norway.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

See Grant Activity. The Arctic Chair grant is not limited to the natural sciences. This 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. 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.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Distinguished Chair
Number of Grants
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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