A grant from the National Science Foundation funds five high school students for an exciting three-week expedition to Greenland.


Applications for JSEP 2017 are now closed. Please read the instructions below before opening the online application. 


  • Applicants must be in 11th grade at the time of application and the subsequent selection process.
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
  • Students must be available to travel in June and July. 

Important Application Instructions

You will not be able to save a partially completed application and finish it later. In order to submit the application, you must complete all the answers. If you close a partially completed application, your answers will be lost. To facilitate completing the online application, please download this Word document template to fill in your answers, and then copy and paste your proofread answers into the online form when you are ready. We will not accept Word documents sent by e-mail as an application. (If you cannot open the Word document, download this PDF version for reference.)

A panel of distinguished STEM educators and scientists review all applications and select five students to represent the U.S. team. Each applicant is notifed of his/her selection status by the end of March 2017.



Travel, accommodations, and meals are provided to participants. Students must provide regular clothing, including a sturdy pair of hiking boots/shoes and rain gear. Extreme cold weather outerwear is supplied by the program during travel to Summit Station.

Participants must have a current passport that is valid for at least six months after their return. 

If you have questions about the application process or JSEP in general, please email [email protected] or call (603) 646-8265.



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