Polar systems are at the forefront of global change science research. IGERT is an interdisciplinary graduate program in polar sciences and engineering that merges expertise and facilities from the science and engineering departments at Dartmouth College with the U.S. Army Cold
Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), creating one of the premier centers of scientific expertise in polar research. The investment of Dartmouth's Dickey Center for International Understanding and its Institute of Arctic Studies in forming relationships with Greenlandic institutions and Inuit leaders provides the opportunity for intensive field training in Greenland where science, policy, and indigenous issues of the North can be explored. Collectively these experiences provide rigorous training in polar and related sciences, and produce scientists with an advanced knowledge of the role of science in policy and the ethics of conducting research with indigenous people. More information on the Dartmouth IGERT program is available at

Research training is coupled with a coordinated core curriculum that focuses on three components of arctic or Antarctic systems responding to rapid change in climate:

- The cryosphere - glacial ice, snow, sea ice systems;
- Terrestrial ecosystems and biogeochemical linkages between the
soil, plant, and animal systems; and
- Human systems - the process of policy making in political and
social systems where western science and traditional knowledge
provide information.

Prospective students in the Dartmouth Polar Environmental Change IGERT should be interested in research focused on polar research questions. Applicants should apply to a specific graduate program or professional school at Dartmouth College and express their interest in the IGERT Program. The major Dartmouth graduate programs participating in IGERT are Biological Sciences (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Earth Sciences, and Engineering Sciences. Admission to the IGERT program is
contingent upon admission to the specific graduate program to which an applicant applies. Applicants should visit the Dartmouth IGERT website for information on participating departments, requirements, and application procedures: www.dartmouth.edu/~igert/

The Dartmouth IGERT program encourages applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. Dartmouth IGERT especially seeks to engage with Native American students, by offering a graduate science program that is relevant to their individual needs and those of
their communities.

For further information, please go to:

Or contact
The IGERT Program Manager
Email: IGERT@dartmouth.edu

The IGERT Principal Investigator, Ross Virginia
Email: Ross.Virginia@dartmouth.edu