Fulbright Arctic Initiative

The fourth phase of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI IV) is now open for candidates from the Arctic countries: Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Canada, Denmark and the United States. During this 18-month program, which begins September 2024, FAI IV will bring together a network of professionals, practitioners, and researchers for monthly webinars, thematic group collaboration, three in-person meetings, and an individual exchange opportunity. FAI IV will address key research and policy questions related to promoting Arctic Security through a diverse, multi-dimensional, cooperative interdisciplinary framework.

Scholars will focus their research on one of the following areas:

⚬ Climate Change and Arctic Resources
⚬ Arctic Security and Governance
⚬ Mental Health and Well-being

Please consult the Fulbright Arctic website for further program details, information webinars, program deliverables, activity schedule and thematic research topics. Click here for the information flyer. The first scheduled webinar for potential applicants was held December 6, 2023 to present an overview of the application process. Click here to view the recorded session. A second webinar will be held January 31, 2024 at 17.00 CET. Register here.

Grant Benefits

⚬ Fulbright branding
⚬ USD 40,000 (equivalent paid in SEK)
⚬ Accommodation and meals for all group meetings
⚬ Coverage of SEVIS and U.S. J-1 visa fees
⚬ Accident and sickness insurance for grantee

Annual Timeline

November 2023: online application opens
March 1, 2024: application deadline
April 2024: notification of selection
September 2024: group meeting (held in Norway)
Winter 2025: group meeting (location pending)
Spring 2026: final group meeting (held in Washington, D.C.)