China-Nordic Arctic Research Center fellowships program

The China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) offers a fellowship program for scholars at Nordic and Chinese institutes to conduct joint, collaborative research within leading research institutes in Arctic studies.

Fellowships are granted to two Nordic candidates and two Chinese candidates for a period of one to six months.

The application deadline was 1 November 2018.

More information about the fellowship program and details of the application process is available on CNARC’s website.


CNARC was established in 2010 provide a platform for academic cooperation to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge of the Arctic and its global impacts, as well as to promote cooperation for sustainable development of the Nordic Arctic and coherent development of China in a global context. There are 10 member institutes of CNARC, four Chinese and six Nordic, all of which have capacities to influence and coordinate Arctic research.

CNARC’s Executive Secretary, Egill Thor Nielsson, recently delivered public lecture in the Finnish China Law Center on ‘China’s Arctic Policy – The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and the Nordic Countries’. Thor Nielsson is also a Visiting Scholar at the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), and Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland.