NSF JSEP Graduate Fellowship

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

About the Fellowship

Through the National Science Foundation-funded Joint Science Education Project (JSEP), Dartmouth graduate students have an opportunity to teach and mentor multicultural groups of high school students during the JSEP field course in Greenland. A selected interdisciplinary cohort of 6-8 students will participate in a year-long fellowship that includes communication and outreach training on campus and participating in the field-based JSEP program in Greenland. Since 2020, the program has run in a hybrid format due to the ongoing pandemic.

After participating in the field course, the fellowship requires that each graduate fellow produce an outreach product related to polar environments. Successful examples include lesson plans for use in local classrooms, online videos, social media engagement, and visits to local venues for science outreach presentations.

JSEP is supported by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs in cooperation with the Government of Greenland. High school students from the U.S., Greenland, and Denmark participate in the field-based polar science JSEP program.

Fellowship Details

LOCATION: Hanover, NH and Greenland

DURATION: 3 terms (Winter – Summer 2022)

DEADLINES: The 2022 Application is open until December 1, 2021.

FUNDING: The fellowship provides a stipend of $4000, distributed monthly over 8 months. Travel expenses to Greenland are also covered.

ELIGIBILITY: Incoming and continuing graduate students may apply for a 3-term fellowship to begin January 1. Preference will be given to students with an interest inrapid environmental change and polar science and students who have research that

connects with the research themes of JSEP (e.g., field ecology, glaciology, engineering, global change).

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 Lauren.E.Culler@dartmouth.edu. The statements of interest must be submitted here: APPLY HERE Expressions of interest and questions may be directed to JSEP PI, Lauren Culler.