Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


IARPC LogoThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) invites applications for two IARPC Leadership Fellowships for Indigenous Peoples. These part-time, fixed-term position will work remotely.

This position has an expected 10 hour/month commitment. Fellowships are for one year with the option to extend pending funding.

IARPC seeking two fellows to participate in IARPC Collaborations in a leadership capacity. IARPC Collaborations brings together communities of practice led by federal and non-federal co-leaders. Although each of the collaboration teams is discussing issues directly relevant to those living in Alaska and the Arctic and team leaders are experts in their field, very few team leaders have perspectives stemming from deep place-based knowledge in Alaska. This paid fellowship seeks to increase opportunities for Indigenous individuals to lead these communities of practice.

IARPC welcomes fellows who want to work as boundary spanners between Indigenous Peoples, communities, and organizations, and the research community. Fellows will be encouraged to co-lead their team in ways that reflect their traditional values and ways of knowing. Fellows can expect to devote 10 hours a month, on average, to their fellowship responsibilities

Fellowship responsibilities include:

  • Developing and strengthening connections between Indigenous and research communities,
  • Collaborating with other co-leaders within and across teams,
  • Working with other co-leads in organizing meetings,
  • Co-hosting monthly team meetings,
  • Participating in annual planning workshops, and
  • Participating in annual reporting.

To apply, send the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Your name and which collaboration team(s) are of most interest to you;
  • Personal statement briefly telling about yourself and what motivates you (200-300 words);
  • Statement of interest explaining why you are interested in becoming an IARPC Fellow, what you can bring to the collaboration team you want to join, and how being an IARPC fellow might benefit your career (200-300 words); and
  • A curriculum vitae or biography that includes:
    • Current career status;
    • Relevant experience (community leadership, research, academic training, community service);
    • Professional positions and/or experience teaching, advising, mentoring, or conducting science communication and outreach activities; and
    • Any further qualifications and skills (languages, training relevant for this application).

Application review begins: 1 November 2021

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