The Fulbright Arctic Chair is one of the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs programs; these awards are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholarship Program.
U.S. citizens who have a scholarly focus on polar and High North issues, a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s degree, depending on the field) as appropriate, and a significant publication and teaching record are eligible to apply for an Arctic Chair grant. The Arctic Chair for US scholars is a three-four month grant to do research and lecture any institution of higher education or research in Norway. One award is given to a U.S. scholar each year. Although Fulbright Arctic Chair funding will be offered for a maximum of four months, the grantee may stay beyond the four month grant period.
In collaboration with his/her hosts, the US Arctic Chair is expected to engage with faculty inside and outside the host institution, give public lectures, lead seminars, supervise Master’s and Ph.D. candidates with their research and writing, and provide mentorship.
Terms of this grant include:
- Maintenance grant of NOK 200.000 for 3-4 months. This amount will cover maintenance and housing for the grantee in Norway. There is no additional financial support for dependents but family members may accompany grantee to the site.
- Allowance of NOK 25.000,- for round-trip international travel, including excess baggage allowance, shipping costs, etc. for grantee only.