Empowering northerners and northern communities through education and shared knowledge

The north2north mobility program, offered through the University of the Arctic (UArctic), provides opportunities for Yukon University, Aurora College and Nunavut Arctic College registered students and faculty to learn firsthand about life in another northern region. Successful applicants receive travel support to study and share knowledge at other UArctic Institutions throughout Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Russia. Exchanges between the three territorial institutions will also be supported. 

Participating institutions are located in or deeply committed to the North. Their programs offer a range of circumpolar- and northern-focused courses. In addition, north2north will give you an exciting experience that will enhance your unique northern perspective and give you the opportunity to make new friends from around the world and across the North.

Further information about north2north can be found in the program guidelines, or on the UArctic website

This program has been made possible by funding through Global Affairs Canada and in partnership with University of the Arctic.

Eligibility and applications

Decisions for funding are founded in the principles of the Canadian Arctic and Northern Policy Framework, in consideration of the UArctic north2north criteria and set by following priorities: 

Priorities 
  1. Indigenous students and/or faculty in and from the north (YT, NT, NU). 
  2. Non-Indigenous students and/or faculty in and from the north (YT, NT, NU). 
  3. Indigenous students and/or faculty from the north (YT, NT, NU), who are studying and/or working in southern Canada and interested or enrolled in Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Programs. 
  4. Non-Indigenous students and/or faculty from the north (YT, NT, NU), who are studying and/or working in southern Canada and interested or enrolled in Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Programs. 
  5. All other Canadian and/or incoming international students who are enrolled or interested in studying Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Programs and who are attending a UArctic North2north member institution. 
For Winter and Spring 2022

Only students and faculty who are currently enrolled in or working at Yukon University, Aurora College or Nunavut Arctic College can apply for a grant for winter and spring 2022. During this pilot year, 10 grants will be offered.


Students  

Requirements for Students 
  1. Student applicants must be enrolled in one of the above-mentioned territorial institutions at time of application and will continue to be enrolled for the duration of the exchange.
  2. A student must be registered in a Diploma, Degree and/or Graduates program. 
  3. Students must be considered in good academic standing by their home institution to participate. 
  4. Length of funding will be supported for up to one year, inclusive of field courses. 

As part of the application, students will be asked to upload a 500-600 word motivational letter or to submit a short video clip. The letter can be directly uploaded to the application and the video clip can be sent to uarctic@yukonu.ca after the application is completed. Ideas to include in the letter: 1) Motivation and intention of participating in the north2north Mobility Program 2) Personal relationship to the North and with Indigenous people and/or communities. 

Apply as a student

Deadline to apply is Sept 15, 2021 for winter and spring 2022 exchanges.  


Faculty  

Requirements for Faculty 

  1. Faculty must be employed at one of the above-mentioned territorial institutions. Preference will be given to faculty teaching and/or researching topics related to Arctic, Indigenous or Northern Circumpolar Studies.
  2.  Faculty will be expected to receive approval from their home institution and to make all necessary arrangements with host institution.

As part of the application, faculty will be asked to upload a 500 word response outlining the following: 1) Overall objectives for the north2north exchange, drawing on personal connection to teaching/research, 2) Describe some activities that you plan to do.  The letter can be directly uploaded to the application.

Apply as faculty

Deadline to apply is Sept 15, 2021 for winter and spring 2022 exchanges.  

Grant information

Please note: The north2north mobility grants are intended to support travel and other related costs for participants but are not intended to cover all expenses incurred by participants. Participants will be expected to ensure they have adequate funds prior to participating in an exchange.  


Students

Grants will support and help finance exchange opportunities for Diploma, Degree and 2-year post-Graduate students to attend other north2north member institutions. Exchanges between the three territorial institutions will also be supported.  

Grants for the winter and spring 2022 terms can span between a one-week field course to two terms of study with maximum financing of $10,000 CDN, additional funds may be granted on a case-by-case basis due to special circumstances. 

Type 

Examples 

Budget (CDN) 

Travel 

Return Airfare, ground transportation 

Actual flight costs to a maximum of $3,500 

Other 

Living expenses, study visa, travel and medical insurance 

Approximately $250/week or $1,000/month for duration of exchange 

Special Circumstances 

Childcare, remote travel, disability/accessibility needs 

Participants can apply for additional funds to a maximum of $3,000 

*These funds will not be guaranteed and awarded due to availability of funds. 

 


Faculty

Faculty applicants will be responsible for connecting to a partner institution and finding a exchange opportunity. A north2north mobility exchange should contribute to strengthening of knowledge sharing and relationships between north2north institutions in a circumpolar context. Activities such as teaching and networking to build relationships will be prioritized over conferences and events. 

The duration of the exchange is flexible to a maximum of one month and must be approved by the faculty’s supervisor and home institution. Faculty can apply for a north2north grant to help offset travel expenses. Successful applicants will be granted $3,500 to contribute towards travel costs.  Additional funds may be granted due to special circumstances. 

Type 

Examples 

Budget (CDN) 

Grant 

Return Airfare, ground transportation, living expenses 

$3,500 

Special Circumstances 

Remote travel, childcare, disability/accessibility needs 

Participants can apply for additional funds to a maximum of $1,500 

*These funds will not be guaranteed and awarded due to availability of funds. 

UArctic opportunities

Russian Scientific and Practical Conference

Comprehensive Study and Development of the Russian European North's Mining Resources:

Ukhta State Technical University will be hosting the free virtual conference, September 16-17, 2021 which will include an English section, Arctic researches in cultural, social and natural spheres.

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