Building on the scholarship of three cohorts of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, Fulbright Arctic IV will bring together a network of professionals, practitioners and researchers from the United States, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for monthly webinars, thematic group collaboration, three in-person meetings and an individual exchange experience to advance Arctic knowledge systems and policies through an interdisciplinary framework.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from across the Arctic region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in three main thematic areas:

  • Climate Change and Arctic Resources
  • Arctic Security and Governance
  • Mental Health and Well-Being

Selected scholars will participate in an individual Fulbright exchange of a minimum of six weeks up to three months, as well as in-person seminars, monthly webinars and ongoing virtual communication, all supporting the scholars’ collaborative group projects. Awards will begin in September 2024 and run for 18 months, through spring 2026.

Faculty, researchers and practitioners from the eight Arctic Council member states may now apply for this collaborative research program. The application will close on March 1, 2024.

For more information, visit: Fulbright Arctic Initiative IV- Prospective Applicant Webinar ( and join on December 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT.

For additional information, including full eligibility criteria and application details, visit: Fulbright Arctic Initiative | Fulbright Scholar Program (

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