Research Fellowships Program - Maritime Safety within the Arctic

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UArctic is proud to announce the initiation of the Research Fellowships program in collaboration with the Lloyd's Register Foundation. The Fellowships aim to address critical challenges in maritime safety within the Arctic, with the focus on learning from historical experiences to confront contemporary challenges.

Applicants are invited to apply for funding to establish a Fellow with a maximum budget of 40,000 GBP in total with a duration of up to two years up to and not beyond August 2026.

The three interlinked themes of the fellowship program are as follows:

Ice Histories - Ice is one of many things that makes the Arctic maritime special and different from other maritime environments. It also makes it especially dangerous and drives many of the safety challenges in the maritime economy. By integrating indigenous knowledge with contemporary scientific methods, the aim is to develop robust strategies for navigating through Arctic ice safely.

Safely Navigating Changing Arctic Sea Routes - As Arctic sea routes witness increased traffic due to climate change and geopolitical shifts, researchers are invited to explore the safety implications of these transformations. By studying historical data and engaging local voices, the program seeks to address the unique challenges posed by evolving Arctic shipping routes.

Cruise Ships in the Cold - With the rise of Arctic tourism, particularly in the realm of cruise ships, safety concerns loom large. Researchers will investigate the risks associated with cruise ship operations in Arctic waters, aiming to enhance safety protocols and minimise environmental impacts.


Applications for the fellowship program are now open to researchers and Indigenous Knowledge holders affiliated with UArctic member institutions. Successful applicants will not only receive financial support but also gain access to Lloyd's Register Foundation's extensive archive of maritime data and reports.

For more information, please contact Jill Sherman at

External Deadline: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024
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