Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders is an Arctic early carrier and mentoring program in the High North of Norway for young scientists and professionals with special interest in Arctic topics. If you are an aspiring Arctic leader under 35 years and want to learn more about Arctic security, Arctic economy and Arctic environment, you are welcome to apply! 

Emerging Leaders invite 30 selected candidates from different countries to participate in a blend of technical, social and cultural events accompanied by mentors from business, politics and academia. The program takes place in the Norwegian Arctic and starts in the city of Bodø, then continues onboard the coastal cruise M/S Hurtigruten to Lofoten and ends in Tromsø, “the gateway to the Arctic”. 

The Emerging Leaders will explore topics and adventures that are specific to the Arctic mindset and engage in crucial and contemporary discussions on environment, resource management, security, the development of business and technology in the Arctic. 

At the Arctic Frontiers Policy conference in Tromsø, the mentors will challenge the Emerging Leaders to present a professional view on the Arctic. What are the suggestions and solutions to Arctic opportunities and challenges? How should we best define Arctic sustainability, potentials and vulnerabilities? 

Be prepared to make close friends across a variety of pan-Arctic regions and professions. 


The call for funding and applications is now open and will be accepted until 1 October 2019, if the number of applications secures a satisfactory amount of qualified candidates. 

To secure sufficient diversity in institutional affiliation and geography, there will be an initial limit of two participants from each company or institution. 

MARK YOUR E-MAIL "Application documents 2020" and SEND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: +47 90751275. 

If you want to participate in Emerging Leaders 2020, please apply by filling out the form:

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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