We would like to draw your attention to the Arctic Initiative at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, which may be of interest to you and your colleagues. The initiative is currently accepting applications for their 2019-2020 research fellowships in the areas of ocean policy and infrastructure in the Arctic, with a submission deadline of January 15, 2019. We encourage you to also pass the information to your colleagues/networks with interest in the field.
About the Arctic Initiative Fellowship:
Fellows are expected to pursue research that relates to the priorities of the Arctic Initiative: addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the effects of climate change in the Arctic. A special focus is on exploring to what extent existing governmental and international policies, programs, laws and regulations are adequate and appropriate to address the evolving challenges and opportunities in the Arctic, and to consider how they can be improved.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, priority will be given to policy-focused proposals on:
- The Arctic Ocean (e.g. addressing environmental issues with a focus on marine litter, including plastic pollution, ocean acidification and biodiversity; natural resource management and efficient utilization of marine resources; international and scientific collaborations and challenges and opportunities for indigenous communities); and
- Infrastructure in the Far North (e.g. connectivity; tourism; transportation; shipping; and renewable energy in remote communities – including environmental and economic impacts and exploring ways to increase the resilience of and sustainable development for local Arctic communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend).
For more information on application guidelines and materials, click here.
About the Arctic Initiative:
The Arctic Initiative strives to increase understanding and improve policies to respond to what is happening in the changing Arctic region by initiating new research; by convening policy makers, scientists and politicians; and by developing a new generation of public and private officials with a much greater knowledge of the factors that are affecting the Arctic ecosystems and their implications for the environmental, social and economic systems around the globe.