The shortlisted nominees have now been announced. Click here to see who they are and read more about their ideas.
The goal of the Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award is to further the development of new ideas that could contribute materially to preventing, mitigating, adapting, and reversing the effects of climate change in the Arctic.
Nominees should propose creative ideas that are action- and results-oriented and at an early stage of development. 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 an action that addresses the causes or impacts of climate change on the Arctic region. Ideas can be broad in scope, or geared toward local issues but could have results scalable to the entire Arctic region, and potentially beyond. We are looking for bright new ideas from people/groups with a demonstrable drive to see something achievable happen, and in the near future.
The call for nominations is inclusive and open to all. Nominations can come from individuals or small groups, including community groups and organizations. Both self-nominations and nominations from others on behalf of the idea are accepted. In addition to established experts, emerging and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply with ideas.
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
Feasibility and Potential Impact
The 2023 call for nominations is now closed.
Submitting nomination description as text:
Submitting nomination description as a video:
Nominations must be complete and follow instructions. Written text should be submitted in English. Videos can be in other languages but must have English subtitles. Incomplete nominations or nominations that do not follow instructions will not be considered.
For questions about the nomination process, contact Jenny Baeseman at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1 - Call for nominations opens
April 30 - Call for nominations closes
May 30 - Announcement of short-listed nominees
June - Internal interviews for short-listed nominees with Award Science Advisory Panel (online)
Oct 19-23 - Winner(s) announced at Arctic Circle Assembly
*Note: Only the recipient(s) of the award will be notified prior to the announcement at the Arctic Circle Assembly.