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Read on for our most recent updates, and for information about how to submit items for future editions. Next newsletter will be Tueday, January 17.


• The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announced the release of Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 at AGU. The IARPC Plan will support and guide U.S. policy and research across a range of scales—from Arctic peoples and communities to the role of the Arctic in the Earth System. Familiarity with the plan will help identify research funding opportunities.

• The US Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 was released last week at AGU. Faculty are encouraged by VCR Hinzman to become familiar with those parts of the Plan that coincide with their interests. More information about the plan is available on the OSTP site, and on the IARPC collaborations site.

• Other important reports also released recently include the USARC Goals Report 2017-2018, the Arctic Report Card, and the Summary of the White House Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting, compiled by the U. S. Arctic Research Commission.

• Call for abstracts: 15th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPSAW) in Anchorage (May 2-4, 2017). This year's theme is "Understanding Extreme Events and Decision Maker Needs in the Context of Climate Variability and Change." Abstracts are due January 13 2017.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program seeking applications from undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities. Apply here and further information can be found here.

• The MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) will be the first year-round expedition into the central Arctic exploring the coupled Arctic climate system. They have opened a community review for the MOSAiC Science Plan (Version September 2016). Feedback should be sent to Anja Sommerfeld by January 31, 2017.

The deadline for the 2017 Usibelli Awards has been extended to February 3, 2017. Please submit your nominations for faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and public service here.

• Seeking applications: The L'Oreal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five post-doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applications are due February 3 2017.

Seeking applications: The North Pacific Research Board is offering the 2017 Graduate Student Research Awards. Awards will be $25,000 each, with a minimum of six students to be selected. Applications are due February 10, 2017


• Olivia Lee will co-lead the Sea Ice Collaboration Team of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) under the group's new five-year plan announced at AGU. IARPC teams are a key element of US Arctic research policy, as they monitor progress and implementation of many of the activities that are part of the US Arctic research plan.


Baek-Min Kim, Ja-Young Hong, Sang-Yoon Jun, Xiangdong Zhang, Hataek Kwon,
Seong-Joong Kim, Joo-Hong Kim, Sang-Woo Kim & Hyun-Kyung Kim (2017).
Major cause of unprecedented Arctic warming in January 2016: Critical role of an Atlantic windstorm. Nature doi: 10.1038/srep40051



HuiTae Joo, Pusan National University
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

Yasushi Watarai, Rissho University
Aug 2016 - Mar 2017

Zhe Zan, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Nov 2016 - Sep 2017



* If you are planning to submit a proposal prior to January 20 2017, contact Erin Albertson as soon as possible (474-5366), Pre-Award Manager in the Office of Proposal Development (OPD).

• The Arctic System Science Program seeks proposals. This is a good time to submit an Arctic proposal; the program has seen fewer proposals this year than in the past.

 Wednesday January 18 2017 Statements of Interest are due for projects that support Alaska region Climate Science Center priorities. Full information can be found here

Friday February 10 2017 Submissions are due for the 2017 Global Change Student Research Grant Competition RFP. Students should review the RFP carefully before preparing a proposal. Contact Barb Hameister with questions.

• Friday February 24 2017 Proposals are due for a NASA Education 2017 Aeronautics Scholarship and Advanced STEM Training and Research (2017 AS&ASTAR) Fellowship ActivityPre-proposal teleconference Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (6am AKST)

Friday February 24 2017 Proposals are due for the NASA Carbon Monitoring System. Notices of Intent are requested by January 5, 2017. Questions may be directed to Ken Jucks.


IARC has co-sponsored Inspiring Girls Expeditions which are free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17. Read more at UAF.

IARC researcher Katey Walter Anthony was mentioned in a UAF press release regarding her research with permafrost thaw and the release of methane.

IARC's Brian Brettschneider is quoted in KTUU article regarding increase in extreme wildfire risks in Alaska.
Terry Chapin, UAF Professor Emeritus, presented efforts to fight climate change by focusing on local rather than global concerns at AGU 2016.

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