Chairs and Fellows Initiatives

Dag Avango, Co-Director of the Arctic Five, and Head of the Chairs & Fellows initiative.

The aim of these initiatives is to establish new forms of bottom-up collaborations in research and education within the Arctic Five network.

Arctic Five Chairs

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our inaugural group of Arctic Five Chairs. From the above link you can meet our 15 Chairs and learn about their respective projects.

Our research Chairs initiative seeks to stimulate the formation of broader thematic fields for collaboration, cutting across currently established Arctic Five focus areas. In doing so, the Arctic Five partner universities strive to meet the goal of their Joint Arctic Five Agenda, while helping to find research-based solutions to joint problems facing their collective societies.

Each Chair is to be an already established scholar at one of the Arctic Five partner universities, who has ongoing research and / or educational collaborations with other Arctic Five universities, or who aspires to establish such partnerships. This initiative will enable Chairs to build these collaborations by providing financial support for developing joint projects and assistance with applications for seeking larger funding.

Arctic Five Fellows

Our Fellows initiative aims to support emerging scholars’ entry into fields of Arctic research and research cooperation within the Arctic Five. The Fellows will be junior / early career scholars, who do not yet have collaborations with others Arctic Five partners, but who want to build such collaborations and seek funding for new research or education initiatives.

A Call for Fellows is planned for late 2022, with the selection of candidates in early 2023.