NSF JSEP Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship supports graduate student training in cross-cultural science communication in the Arctic. The application for the 2021 Fellowship is now closed.

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 4-6 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 during summer 2021. The program will run in remote format if travel restrictions remain in place.

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. A second year of funding may be available for students to further develop outreach products for use in classrooms (e.g., lesson plans, videos, books).

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: 1 year (Jan 1 – Dec 31), with extension possible

DEADLINES: The 2021 Fellowship Application is now closed. 

FUNDING: The fellowship provides additional salary to increase the Dartmouth stipend to that of a NSF GRFP (currently $34,000 annually). Travel expenses to Greenland are also covered.

ELIGIBILITY: Incoming and continuing graduate students may apply for a one-year fellowship to begin January 1. Preference will be given to students with an interest in rapid 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). You must be a U.S. citizen to receive stipend support.

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.  

Expressions of interest and questions may be directed to JSEP PI, Lauren Culler.