2022 UArctic Model Arctic Council: Call for Participation

Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU)
Arkhangelsk, Russia
March 20-26, 2022 

Applications Due November 5, 2021


In partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU), the Institute of Arctic Studies (IAS) at Dartmouth will host the 2022 UArctic Model Arctic Council (MAC) in Arkhangelsk, Russia, from March 20-26, 2022. 

One of eight Arctic Nations in the Arctic Council, the Russian Federation currently holds the two-year rotating Arctic Council Chairmanship (2021-2023).

The 2022 UArctic MAC is open to university students from UArctic member institutions and global institutions of higher education with programs and interests in issues of Arctic and circumpolar affairs, inclusive governance, Indigenous Peoples' rights and policy ­issues, international relations, and diplomacy. 

Eligibility: Advanced undergraduates and graduate students, especially those at universities located in - or with a focus on - the circumpolar North, are eligible to apply. Academic study or experience related to the region is recommended. Participation from traditionally underrepresented student communities, including Arctic Indigenous Peoples communities, is encouraged.

Funding: The Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU) will cover on-site costs in Arkhangelsk, including shared accommodation, local transportation, and some meals. Accepted students will be responsible for obtaining funding for their transportation to/from Arkhangelsk, visas (if necessary), and costs of some meals. We encourage applicants to seek funding through their universities' administrations, their countries' foreign affairs ministries, or global organizations/institutions working on Arctic affairs.  

If the pandemic prevents in-person meeting, the program will shift to an online format.