NSF JSEP Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship supports graduate student training in cross-cultural science communication in the Arctic.

About the Fellowship

Funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs will support the participation of up to five Dartmouth graduate or undergraduate students per year in the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP). JSEP is a collaborative program between the U.S. and Greenland to educate the next generation of scientists through inquiry-based field learning in a cross-cultural setting in Greenland and additional remote learning activities. Dartmouth students have a unique opportunity to take a leadership role in this program as teachers and mentors of a diverse group of high school and university students from Greenland, Denmark, and the U.S. 

Fellowship Details

LOCATION: Hanover, NH and Greenland

DURATION: 3 terms (Winter – Summer 2024)

DEADLINES: Applications for 2024 are now closed. The application deadline for 2025 is to be announced.

FUNDING: Graduate fellows will receive a stipend of $4,000* distributed over the course of the 12 month fellowship. Undergraduate fellows will receive a stipend of $1000 per term. Fellows from the EEES graduate program will also receive a TA release. All travel and related expenses to Greenland are also covered. 

*Graduate students receiving federal or institutional support in addition to a Dartmouth Fellowship (e.g., NSF GRFP, NIH SEPA) are able to participate but may be ineligible for stipend support through JSEP. Please contact Jess Trout-Haney (jessica.volan.trout-haney@dartmouth.edu) to discuss any concerns you may have about this.

ELIGIBILITY: Incoming and continuing graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply, with preference given to Ph.D. students who can lead learning experiences in the natural, physical, environmental, and Arctic sciences. Prior polar field experience is not required. Undergraduate students already engaged in polar research or outreach with Dartmouth faculty may also be eligible- please contact Jess Trout-Haney to discuss your interest. Previous JSEP Fellows are eligible to apply for up to a second year of funding.

The PIs will assemble an anticipated  team of five polar fellows for the 2023-24 academic year. 2-3 spots will be filled by fellows who can lead learning experiences related to ice, snow, and polar engineering and the other 2-3 will be filled by fellows who can lead learning experiences related to the ecology and dynamics of glacial landscapes and polar ecosystems. 

ITEMS TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION: At the time of submission, you are required to submit a CV and letter of support from your major advisor, along with statements of interest and professional development. The CV and letter of support must be emailed as PDFs to jessica.volan.trout-haney@dartmouth.edu. The statements of interest must be submitted in the google form linked above. The link to the application may be found here.