Arctic Indigenous scholars have historically and continue to advance a variety of issues, such as food security, hunting and fishing rights, community resilience, climate change, biodiversity, and a number of other topics and disciplines. The information and understanding put forward by such scholars is invaluable. It is increasingly clear that the study of the Arctic depends upon successfully empowering Arctic Indigenous scholars with the opportunity to provide insight and expertise to those scientists studying the Arctic within the realm of academic research, often from urban-based settings.

What is an Indigenous Scholar?

We define a scholar as an expert within their own knowledge system. This includes hunters, fishers, and gatherers; those that process and store food; health aides; and others. It includes youth, elders, and adults. Your education may have come from the land, the water, or a classroom.

How to Apply

Applicants should be an Indigenous persons with U.S. citizenship. To apply for the opportunity, please choose one of the following formats to submit your application by January 10, 2019:

  1. Online application form, click here.
  2. Download a printable application form here and mail Lisa Sheffield Guy, Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. 3535 College Road – Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3710.
  3. Submit an audio recording (MP3) or arrange a telephone interview to apply (applications via phone will be recorded for committee review). To schedule a time, please contact Lisa Sheffield Guy by email or phone 907-474-1600.

To Nominate a Scholar

To nominate an Indigenous scholar, simply send us a letter of nomination outlining why and how you believe the scholar and their community would benefit from this opportunity. Please provide full contact information for your nominee and we will follow up with them to complete the application process. Nomination letters can be emailed to Lisa Sheffield Guy or mailed to ARCUS, 3535 College Road – Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3710. Nomination letters should be emailed or postmarked by Friday, 28 December 2019 to allow time for nominees to complete application materials.

For any questions regarding the project or application process, please contact Lisa Sheffield Guy by email or by phone 907-474-1600.

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