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Arctic Early Career News - September 2022

Arctic Early Career News

USAPECS + IARPC Early Career Forum

Periodically USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum will share research from, and opportunities for, early career researchers working in the polar regions. This regular round-up aims to highlight and celebrate the work being done by early career researchers in Arctic research. If you have information you would like to submit, please see the link below.

Are you or do you know an early career researcher who has recently published work related to the Arctic? We at USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum want to highlight your work! Please fill out this form with any Arctic publications, webinars, posters, etc. and we will share on the IARPC Early Career Forum and with our USAPECS Twitter followers. Anyone who identifies as early career is eligible to submit! Any questions? Email for more information. Submit documents here:


Heather Sauyaq Jean Gordon and Travis W. M. Roberts. “How to Engage with Indigenous Tribes & Communities in Evaluation Research”.

Date of Publication: May 2021.

Keywords: participatory research; Indigenous communities; Alaska; research abuses; colonization; historical trauma; Indigenous relational theoretical framework; evaluation

Type: Webinar

Twitter: @HeatherJ_Gordon

Zachary Labe and Elizabeth A. Barnes. “Predicting slowdowns in decadal climate warming trends with explainable neural networks.”

Date of Publication: May 2022

Keywords: Neural networks; Decadal prediction; Climate variability; Large ensembles; Explainable AI; Climate change

Type: Paper

Twitter: @ZLabe


Date of Publication: 2022

Keywords: Arctic; Arctic science diplomacy; knowledge creation; research communities; science diplomacy

Type: Paper

Twitter: @phoebe_121


Funding Opportunity: ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award

The Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS) Early Career Conference Funding Award supports US-based, early career researchers and students to participate in meetings and events relevant to Arctic research, since 2020. Awards will support registration fees, session/abstract submission costs, travel, and other relevant expenses related to in-person conference attendance for one US-based conference or event scheduled to take place during the period of 15 October 2022 – 1 April 2023. Funding for these awards is made possible through the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Sciences Section (PLR #1928794). This award also aims to specifically increase participation of early career, underrepresented minorities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; BIPOC) in Arctic research.

Preference will be given to:

  1. BIPOC applicants;

  2. New applicants to the ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award (previous awardees are eligible, however); and

  3. Applicants who are new to Arctic research and/or have never had the opportunity to attend an Arctic-themed conference or meeting. This award is for conference attendance and participation—submitting an abstract will be optional. Prior experience in Arctic research is not required. In the event of COVID-19 related travel complications, ARCUS will work with each awardee individually to accommodate necessary schedule or travel changes.

Applications Due by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time, Friday, 16 September 2022

For questions, please contact Lisa Sheffield Guy, ARCUS at

New diversity, equity, and inclusion position open at the International Arctic Research Center - University of Alaska Fairbanks

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at University of Alaska Fairbanks is hiring a Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator. We at IARC are committed to creating space for conversation and action towards a more diverse, equitable, accessible, just, and inclusive community based on respect and caring (learn more about IARC and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)). This position will help lead our existing DEI working group and enhance our efforts. Please share this opportunity amongst your circles and with anyone you know who is passionate about uplifting and centering diverse voices in Arctic and Alaska science!

Learn more about the position and apply here. Review of applications will begin on 3 October 2022.

The third annual NNA Annual Community Meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska, hosted by the NNA-CO and Alaska Pacific University.

When: November 15-17, 2022 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Where: Anchorage, AK & Online Format: In-person, hybrid and virtual sessions, workshops, and trainings. Additionally, the meeting will include cultural events in the Anchorage area and an open Town Hall meeting to consist of in-person and virtual talking circles to discuss how the Arctic research community and partners can strengthen collaboration, coordination, and inclusivity within the NNA initiative.

For Whom: NNA researchers, research partners, Indigenous community and organization representatives, decision-makers, and others who have an interest in the NNA initiative. We will be accepting in-person attendees to ensure a diverse list of participants. Funded NNA projects are asked to limit in-person attendance to three project affiliates. If more wish to attend, please inquire about whether space will allow.

Registration: Registration will open in August. In the meantime, please sign up for our monthly NNA Community Newsletter, where we are regularly sharing meeting information. You may also reach us at to inquire about whether this meeting may be right for you.

Agenda: A detailed agenda will be available later this summer.

Call for Input on a Five-Year Plan for Research on Climate Intervention

The following announcement is shared on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in coordination with relevant Federal agencies, was directed by Congress to develop a five-year “scientific assessment of solar and other rapid climate interventions in the context of near-term climate risks and hazards. The report shall include: (1) the definition of goals in relevant areas of scientific research; (2) capabilities required to model, analyze, observe, and monitor atmospheric composition; (3) climate impacts and the Earth's radiation budget; and (4) the coordination of Federal research and investments to deliver this assessment to manage near-term climate risk and research in climate intervention.” OSTP recognizes the importance of this research topic.

With the assistance of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, OSTP is offering a brief comment period to enable public input while also providing a timely response to Congress. The focus of this plan will be on research associated with climate intervention, and comments are being requested in that context only. Input should be narrative only (i.e., no figures, graphics, or attachments), should be limited to 1,000 words, should respond to the Congressional direction above, and should relate either to one of the four categories listed in legislative language or more generally to climate intervention research.

Input must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on September 9, 2022. Individuals interested in submitting comment should visit

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