NSF Arctic-FROST ANNUAL NETWORK MEETING AND EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS WORKSHOP:
“Sustainability and Sustainable Development in the Arctic: Meanings and Means”
ANCHORAGE, AK SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2014
The Arctic-FROST research coordination network is pleased to announce the availability of competitive travel awards for Early Career Researchers to attend The First Arctic-FROST network meeting and Early Career Scholars Workshop on Sustainability and Sustainable Development in the Arctic in Anchorage, AK (September 18-21, 2014). The award will be generally limited to $2,500, but we will consider covering higher costs in exceptional circumstances.
Arctic-FROST: Arctic FRontiers Of SusTainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North is a new NSF-funded international interdisciplinary collaborative network that teams together environmental and social scientists, local educators and community members from all circumpolar countries to enable and mobilize research on sustainable Arctic development, specifically aimed at improving health, human development and well-being of Arctic communities while conserving ecosystem structures, functions and resources under changing climate conditions
The theme of the Annual Meeting and Early Career Scholars Workshop is Sustainability and Sustainable Development in the Arctic: Meanings and Means. Papers could deal with any aspect of sustainability and sustainable development in the Arctic or Sub-Arctic.
q The main focus question of the conference is “What does sustainable development in the Arctic mean, locally, regionally, and globally?”
At this first meeting the Arctic-FROST casts a wide net and welcomes papers that address one of the following broad categories:
- Sustainable environments
- Sustainable economies
- Sustainable cultures
- Sustainable regions/communities
(1) shall present their work at the Annual Meeting (all papers will be published online as Proceedings and considered for inclusion in the Arctic-FROST edited volume and/or in Polar Geography)
(2) shall participate in discussions and round tables with leading sustainability science researchers
(3) shall participate in the Workshop activities immediately following the Annual Meeting
Eligibility: an applicant
(1) shall be early career scholar (5 years since PhD) or current graduate student;
(2) shall be Arctic-FROST network member by registering at www.uni.edu/arctic/frost
(3) shall be prepared make an oral presentation on the subject related to sustainability and/or sustainable development in the Arctic or Sub-Arctic regions at the meeting and
(4) shall be available to participate in all conference and workshop activities.
We accept applications from eligible applicants from all countries, disciplines and institution types. Applications from Indigenous scholars and Arctic residents are especially encouraged.
Funding: Arctic-FROST will cover full cost of attendance including travel and accommodations. Normally funds will be paid after the travel is completed; based on the reimbursement claim. The participants will be expected to comply with NSF travel requirements. The award will be generally limited to $2,500, but we will consider covering higher costs in exceptional circumstances.
Application Deadline: June 10th , 2014
Application: submit extended abstract of your paper (500-750 words), short biosketch (1 page), statement of interest in workshop participation (1 page), register as Arctic-FROST member at www.uni.edu/arctic/frost
Selection process will be based on abstract’s merits and its relevance to the meeting’s theme.
Dr. Petrov will be available for inquiries at the ICASS VIII meeting at the Arctic-FROST/ReSDA reception (see ICASS VIII schedule).