About the Program
The Dartmouth IGERT supports the development of an interdisciplinary graduate program in polar science, engineering and policy. Dartmouth provides graduate students with opportunities for rigorous study and independent research within an environment dedicated to close student-faculty interactions and a commitment to understand the world in which we live.Dartmouth’s global perspective fits well with the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), an initiative that prepares scientists and engineers to effectively address global issues.
Dartmouth has a long tradition of Northern Studies dating back to the noted Arctic explorer, scholar and founder of Dartmouth’s Northern and Polar Studies Program, Vihjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962). Thanks to the Dickey Center for International Understanding and its Institute of Arctic Studies, we have developed unique academic, research, and cultural collaborations with institutions in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and elsewhere in the circumpolar region. Our work with the University of the Arctic’s Institute for Applied Circumpolar Studies, which is located jointly at Dartmouth and University of Alaska Fairbanks, provides growing opportunities for collaboration internationally.
Collectively these partners and experiences provide rigorous training in polar and related sciences and produce young scientists with an advanced knowledge of the role of science in policy and the ethics of conducting research within Native communities.
For more information, email Arctic@dartmouth.edu or call the Institute of Arctic Studies at 603-646-1278.