International Collaborative Experiences to Track Arctic LaKe Systems (ICE TALKS)

Fall water sampling at Inre Harrsjön, a shallow post-glacial lake in Abisko, Sweden.

We are pleased to open applications for ICE TALKS, a field research fellowship program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation in collaboration with Stockholm University scientists. ICE TALKS is designed to foster the scientific and professional development of students studying the Arctic Earth system under thawing conditions. 

ICE TALKS fellows will (in stipended, expenses-paid traineeships): 
- Conduct research with international faculty and UNH faculty co-mentors 

- Work as members of a research team consisting of undergraduate and graduate student members and scientists.

- Gain experience leading a collaborative yet individualized research project,

- Build research skills critical for understanding systems changing rapidly in response to climate forcing, and 

- Hone professional skills essential for being an effective scientist (communication and mentoring).

Project Leads: Julie Bryce (UNH), Jessica Ernakovich (UNH), Sofi Jonsson (SU), Nina Kirchner (SU), Britta Sannel (SU), Ruth Varner (UNH)

- pre-departure training begins in April 2022 with weekly virtual meetings

- in person pre-departure training commences in late June at the University of New Hampshire

Departures for Swedish field sites late June to early July, depending on alignment with research projects

Return to the U.S. in early August 2022

Post-fieldwork wrap up at the University of New Hampshire campus complete by August 9, 2022.

Location(s): The University of New Hampshire and Arctic Field Sites chosen in partnership with collaborating scientists at Stockholm University

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in ICE TALKS. Note, however, program participation requires fellows participating in the NSF-supported research and training experiences are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. 

Logistical Notes:  
The field studies accompanying these research experiences includes work in remote locations. Our pre-departure training will include some basic first aid and other safety measures.

COVID-19 may place restrictions on program access and administration, including potentially our ability to offer the program in Summer 2022. Documentation of COVID-19 vaccine administration and COVID-19 testing will be required for international travel and residence in an international research environment.*

Questions? Please contact:

*Review of applications will begin February 28, 2022

graduate fellow application link

Undergraduate Fellow application link