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8211-IC

Fulbright-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar

Iceland
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Grant Activity

The visiting scholar will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advise students who are carrying out research in the scholar‘s field of expertise and assist with curriculum development. The schedule will allow the scholar to undertake his or her own research in parallel.

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 research or teaching activities‎.
Grant Length
Three to five months
Grant Dates

Grants should begin in either August 2018 or January 2019.

Locations

The scholar will be affiliated with the University of Iceland Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, the University of Akureyri Polar Law Program and other Arctic Programs.

Depending on the field and specialization, the scholar can expect to spend part of his or her time in the capital area and part in the north.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Disciplines
Economics
Environmental Sciences
Law
Political Science
Public Administration
Sociology
Specializations

The grant is open to scholars in a wide variety of Arctic fields. Preference will be given to scholars competent in Arctic affairs and international relations, international law, security, natural resource studies, history and culture, economic and social development, gender studies, health, environmental and climate change and natural resources & development.

Special Features

This grant is funded by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and will give the scholar access to Ministry officials. The scholar will be asked to participate in appropriate events sponsored by the Ministry.

The scholar will be provided with an office at host universities and given tours of relevant research institutes. The host departments will give every assistance to the scholar and ensure that he or she is introduced to the Icelandic academic community, both formally and informally. The scholar will be invited to give lectures at appropriate conferences and meetings, and can expect various social invitations to participate in excursions and organized events.

The host institutions will assist the scholar in finding appropriate housing to rent. Most scholars choose to live within walking distance of the universities and the city centers.

Number of Grants
One
Activity
Teaching
Teaching/Research
Category
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Closed
Program Staff
Phone: 
202-686-6247

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