The call for nominations closed on May 17. Thank you for the excellent submissions! The winner(s) will be announced at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2022 on October 14.
UArctic and the Arctic Circle are pleased to open the call for nominations for the 2022 Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award. This year two prizes will be awarded to outstanding ideas; one open to anyone (individual or small group) and another specifically catalyzing institutional collaboration in support of innovative action amongst UArctic members.
The goal is to acknowledge and support work that contributes materially to preventing, reversing or mitigating the effects of climate change in the Arctic in one or more of the following categories:
Nominees should propose ideas that are action and solution oriented. These ideas should nevertheless be grounded in academic research and scholarship, while also, where appropriate, giving due regard to the knowledge practices of Arctic residents, including Indigenous peoples. Nominations should describe a problem and action(s) to solve that problem that could have results scalable to the entire Arctic region, and potentially beyond. We are looking for bright ideas from people with a demonstrable drive to see something achievable happen, and in the near future. Nominations that are focused on the Arctic, for the Arctic and with the Arctic will be given priority.
The call for nominations is inclusive and open to all. They can come from individuals, community groups and organizations; universities and other institutions of higher education, research institutes, non-governmental and governmental entities, private and public sectors. Self-nominations are accepted, as well as nominations from others in support of the nominee(s).
Nominations will be reviewed by the Award Council made up of leading Arctic experts from around the globe. Evaluations will be based on:
Relevance to the Arctic
Moving Knowledge to Action
In addition, nominations for the institutional collaboration catalyzing award will also be evaluated on potential long-term impacts/benefits of the collaboration/partnership on the institutions involved and beyond.
Nominations should be submitted by May 17, 2022 for full consideration using the online application form. After the nomination is checked for completeness and that instructions were properly followed, the nominator will receive a confirmation email indicating the nomination was accepted for evaluation. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a few days of submission, please send an inquiry to email@example.com. This extra step is to ensure the nominator that the nomination was received properly.
Additional requirements for nominations for the institutional collaboration award:
For questions about the nomination process, contact Jenny Baeseman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must be complete, follow instructions and be submitted in English. Incomplete nominations or nominations that do not follow instructions will not be considered.
March 17 - Call for nominations opens
May 17 - Call for nominations closes
May 31 - First round review of nominations completed
June 15 - Second round review of nominations completed
June 30 - Recommendations/rankings completed
Oct 13-16 - Winners announced at Arctic Circle Assembly