Arctic Studies

Dickey Visiting Fellowship in Arctic Studies PDF Print E-mail

We currently are not accepting applications for the Arctic Fellowship.


Fellowships available for recent doctoral graduates and established scholars to spend a minimum of one term and up to a year in residence researching and writing about international issues related to one of the Center's research areas: conflict and conflict resolution, human dimensions of environmental change at the earths high latitudes, and global health.

The Institute of Arctic Studies is focused on climate change and its social and political consequences for Arctic residents. It is home to Dartmouth's NSF IGERT graduate training program in Polar Environmental Change and partners with Greenlandic institutions and Inuit leaders. Fellows who contribute to our initiatives are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include: Arctic change and traditional knowledge; polar politics and institutions; climate change and ecosystem services; and environmental change and language loss. While at Dartmouth, fellows are expected to participate in seminars and colloquia relevant to their area of interest, and to work towards the completion of a scholarly monograph or similar project.

Fellows with Northern and Arctic interests have included:

  • Medeia Csoba-DeHass has been a recipient of an NSF Post-doctoral Research Fellowship on Lower Kenai Sugpiaq people in collaboration with community members at her fieldwork site in Nanwalek, Alaska. The community is interested in documenting their Sugpiaq heritage for future generations. She was co-sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies and the Native American Studies at Dartmouth.
  • Aqqaluk Lynge was Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council and is a poet, teacher, colleague, and friend of Dartmouth. He formed the IA Party in Greenland, which set his homeland on the path from Danish colonial rule to Home Rule and currently Self Government. His long involvement with the Inuit Circumpolar Council places him at the center of critical policy issues defining the future of the Inuit, and the Arctic environment that sustains them. He is perhaps the most recognized Greenlander in the international arena.
  • Lene Kielsen Holm is the former ICC Greenland Director of Environment. She received a 2008 Women of Discovery Research Award for her field research on the project Sila-Inuk that collected observations from local sealers, fishermen, sheep herders and other indigenous groups to document their experiences with changing ice and weather conditions as a result of global warming.
  • Anne Lauren Lovecraft is an associate professor of political science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lovecraft has extensive experience with multiple policy areas in the Arctic and the important role of problem definition in shaping lifeworld perception of natural systems and thus power relationships. Her primary research areas are American politics and public policy with a focus on institutions, environmental political theory addressing rapid change and the far North, and social-ecological systems analysis with specialization in governance strategies.
  • Steve Colt is an associate professor of economics and environmental studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Institute of Social and Economic Research. He has been working in applied interdisciplinary social science research in Alaska for 26 years, focusing on sustainable energy systems, nature-based tourism, and Alaska Native corporations. He is currently assessing the economic effects of ocean acidification on North Pacific commercial fisheries, and serves as co-PI for a 3-year, multidisciplinary effort to accelerate the use of wind energy in Alaska and the North through both technical and policy innovations.
  • Anne Gore '91 has worked with environmental NGOs as a marketing and communications specialist. She began her career as a speechwriter for the President of The Nature Conservancy. After moving to Alaska in 2002 Anne was hired by the National Audubon Society to lead their science-based communications efforts.  She was also Science Communications Manager for The Wilderness Society’s Alaska Regional Office. 
  • Betsy Baker is Associate Professor at Vermont Law School and Senior Fellow for Oceans and Energy at the Institute for Energy and the Environment there. Her current research includes trans-boundary cooperation issues and a comparative law analysis of gaps in Arctic marine governance. While at the Dickey Center, Baker wrote a law review article on Canadian-US management of disputed but shared areas in the Beaufort Sea and studying multiple stakeholder involvement in addressing marine shipping and offshore oil and gas development issues in the Arctic.
  • Lenore Grenoble is the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division, University of Chicago. Grenoble is interested in Slavic, Tungusic, and languages of the North; discourse and conversation analysis; deixis; contact linguistics and language endangerment; attrition; and revitalization. Her fieldwork focuses on languages of Siberia. She has a long association with the Dickey Center, and continues to engage in research on the interrelations between language, culture, and environment in Greenland. 
  • Paula Kankaanpaa  is currently the Vice-rector for research and Director of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland. Kankaanpaa has expertise in bridging science and decision making. She will be studying the interaction of science and policy and their consequences by using international Arctic cooperation as a case study. 

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