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Student-Designed Research

Independent Student-Designed Research Project

Strong, independent research projects will be considered for fellowship funds. Applicants who select this option will spend their time in an Arctic region focusing on Arctic-related issues such as archaeology, history, climate change, health issues related to climate/ecology, ocean science, policy surrounding conservation, indigenous populations, and/or economic development.  

Research project learning through student design will give students an experiential platform that not only helps them gain a substantial understanding of their field, but also helps them acquire highly sought-after workplace skills like collaboration, communication, and complex problem-solving.

Applicants selecting the independent student-designed research project option should have

  • prior research experience and/or topical knowledge
  • a strong research proposal with a budget
  • ability to produce a well-written final research report