Two Fulbright Arctic Chair grants are available (one for an American and one for a Norwegian) for researchers in fields related to polar and high north issues, including (but not limited to) Geology, Biology, Geophysics, Engineering and Environmental Science for the 2013-14 academic year.
Application deadline: August 1, 2012 (Americans) October 1, 2012 (Norwegians)
Grant Activity: Research component (may include lecturing) in collaboration with host university of the candidate’s choice, in fields related to polar and high north issues. Conduct research on scholarly issues. In addition, the Chair is expected to engage with faculty inside and outside the institution, give public lectures and seminars, and supervise and mentor graduate students.
Qualifications: Ph.D. within the academic fields related to polar and high north issues. 5-10 years of experience.
Location: Any accredited U.S. university to be selected by the Norwegian applicant. A letter of invitation is required from the host university. Americans will be located at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).
Length of Grant: 6-7 months within the academic year 2013-14. Candidate can decide on one term or two terms. The start date has to be agreed upon jointly between grantee and the host institution.
Award details: This award provides NOK 100 000 per month for a 6-7-month grant, covering maintenance and housing. This Fulbright funding will be offered for a maximum of 7 months, but the grantee may stay beyond the 7-month Fulbright grant period. There is no financial support for dependents, but family members may accompany grantee to the site.