UArctic Call for Nominations: Academic Action Award

UArctic Call for Nominations: Academic Action Award

Nominees should propose creative ideas that are action- and results-oriented and at an early stage of development. These ideas should nevertheless be grounded in academic research and scholarship, while also, where appropriate, giving due regard to the knowledge practices of Arctic residents, including Indigenous peoples. Nominations should describe an action that addresses the causes or impacts of climate change on the Arctic region.

Ideas can be broad in scope, or geared toward local issues but could have results scalable to the entire Arctic region, and potentially beyond. We are looking for bright new ideas from people/groups with a demonstrable drive to see something achievable happen, and in the near future.

The call for nominations is inclusive and open to all. Nominations can come from individuals or small groups, including community groups and organizations. Both self-nominations and nominations from others on behalf of the idea are accepted. In addition to established experts, emerging and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply with ideas.

Evaluation Criteria

Nominations will be reviewed by the Award Council made up of leading Arctic experts from around the globe. Evaluations will be based on:

Relevance to the Arctic

  • How does the idea address the impact of climate change on the Arctic through preventing, mitigating, adapting, or even reversing its effects?

  • How does the idea involve Arctic residents directly or indirectly and to what extent?

  • Is the idea scalable to other regions of the Arctic? Beyond?

    Moving Knowledge to Action

  • Is the idea grounded in scientific knowledge or other knowledge systems?

  • How does the idea take basic knowledge and propose meaningful action?

    Feasibility and Potential Impact

  • Does the nomination outline a reasonable and achievable path forward to action?

  • Does
    the nomination address likely risks or impediments to the development of the idea?

  • Why and how would the award be beneficial to the development of the idea?

  • Are the parties involved capable of carrying out the development of the idea?

  • Do the letters of support add credibility to the idea?

    Nomination Process

    Nominations should be submitted by April 30, 2023 for full consideration using the online nomination form.

    Nomination Materials:

  • Nominee(s) contact information

  • Nominator(s) contact information, if applicable

  • Description (1000-word limit or <5-minute video)

  • Include background of the issue and its relevance to the Arctic, demonstrate how knowledge is put into action, the next steps for the idea, feasibility and potential risks.

  • Resume/CV for nominee(s) (max 2 pages each)

  • Up to 3 letters of support for the nomination addressing the following:

  • How would the idea impact the Arctic, its residents and potentially beyond through preventing, mitigating, adapting, or even reverting the effects of climate change?

  • What qualifications does the nominee(s) have to carry out the idea?

  • How would the award help the idea?

  • Note: If the nomination is not self-nominated, one of the letters should be from the nominator.

  • Optional: Additional information (max 2 pages)
    E.g. website links, press releases, references/citations

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UArctic Call for Nominations: Academic Action Award

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