The Institute of Arctic Studies supports a postdoctoral fellowship in areas related to climate change and its social and political consequences for Arctic residents, security, legal, and other international topics that bear on polar regions.
Fellowships are available for recent doctoral graduates and established scholars to spend 9-12 months in residence at Dartmouth on research and scholarly writing on issues related to Arctic Studies. The current fellows program is offered in conjunction with a Dickey Center fellowship in International Security and US Foreign Policy, which is a collaboration with the Dean of Faculty office at Dartmouth.
For complete program and application information go to International Security and US Foreign Policy Fellowship.
The 2014-2015 International Security and US Foreign Policy Fellow with a focus on Arctic issues is Jonathan Markowitz. He works primarily on power projection, the political implications of climate change and resource competition. While at the Dickey Center, Markowitz is completing a book manuscript on when and why leaders project power to compete over resources.
Previous Arctic Fellows:
- Aqqaluk Lynge is former Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. He received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Dartmouth in 2012. He formed the IA Party in Greenland, which set his homeland on the path from Danish colonial rule to Home Rule and currently Self Government. His long involvement with the Inuit Circumpolar Council places him at the center of critical policy issues defining the future of the Inuit, and the Arctic environment that sustains them. He is perhaps the most recognized Greenlander in the international arena.
- Lene Kielsen Holm is the former ICC Greenland Director of Environment. She received a 2008 Women of Discovery Research Award for her field research on the project Sila-Inuk that collected observations from local sealers, fishermen, sheep herders and other indigenous groups to document their experiences with changing ice and weather conditions as a result of global warming.
- Anne Lauren Lovecraft is an associate professor of political science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lovecraft has extensive experience with multiple policy areas in the Arctic and the important role of problem definition in shaping lifeworld perception of natural systems and thus power relationships.
- Betsy Baker is Associate Professor at Vermont Law School and Senior Fellow for Oceans and Energy at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Her research includes trans-boundary cooperation issues and a comparative law analysis of gaps in Arctic marine governance. W
- Lenore Grenoble is the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago. She is interested in Slavic, Tungusic, and languages of the North. Her fieldwork focuses on languages of Siberia. She has a long association with the Dickey Center, and continues to engage in research on the interrelations between language, culture, and environment in Greenland.
- Paula Kankaanpaa is Director of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland. She has expertise in bridging science and decision making.