Remote Stefansson Fellowship

Perform Arctic Research Remotely! The Stefansson Fellowship is a research opportunity for students interested in Arctic Studies who would like to 1) conduct research with the Institute of Arctic Studies or 2) work on an Arctic research project of their own.

Stefansson Fellowship projects can deal with topics in any field of study related to the Arctic and can be either student-led or in partnership with staff or faculty of Dartmouth. Students applying to the Stefansson Fellowship need not have extensive experience in Arctic issues - all are encouraged to apply. To arrange a meeting to learn more about past Stefansson Fellowship projects, or discuss a project you would like to propose for review, please contact Natalie Stephenson at the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center.

Potential Arctic topics for internships include, but are not limited to:

  • Arctic Governance & Security

  • Gender Equality in the Arctic

  • Arctic Co-Production of Knowledge

  • Arctic Representation in Arts & Literature

  • Arctic Ecosystems 

  • Climate Change

LOCATION: Virtual

DURATION: 8-10 weeks during Fall term

DEADLINES: Fall 2020 Deadline: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

FUNDING: The standard grant for a remote internship is $1500, meant to help defray expenses while student is engaged in internship opportunity.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for funding, you must have an "L term" (Leave Term) status with the College.

APPLICATION: To apply for funding, complete the online application by Wednesday, August 12 at 4:00pm. *Application is not yet available on Global Dartmouth. Please check back to this page for the link. In the meantime, you may work on your application by referring to this google doc for the application questions. You will also be asked to submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

Candidates may apply to 1) submit a general application of interest in which they will be assigned to a new or existing Institute of Arctic Studies project or 2) describe their own leave-term project related to Arctic studies. See below:

1) If you would like to engage in a project with the Institute of Arctic Studies, please include:

  • A statement of interest for working in the Arctic and relevance of the research to your academic & intellectual interests

  • A description of your personal goals

  • Any prior Arctic Studies experience through course work, extracurricular activities/programs, past internships or research projects (not required)

2) If you would like to develop an opportunity with a Dartmouth faculty member or a partnered organization focused on Arctic studies, please include

  • The relevance of the research to your academic & intellectual interests

  • The responsibilities & requirements of the project & your qualifications to fulfill them

  • A work plan for the conduct of the research to be undertaken

  • A description of your personal goals

  • Any prior Arctic Studies experience through course work, extracurricular activities/programs, past internships or research projects (not required)

NOTE: If a project engages research that involves human subjects, you must consult with Natalie Stephenson (natalie.stephenson@dartmouth.edu) or relevant faculty to determine whether your project requires review by Dartmouth’s Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects.

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