Arctic Field Projects

Project Title: Partial Support for the Eighth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VIII) (Award# 1360365)

PI: Petrov, Andrey N (
Phone: (319) 273-6245 
Institute/Department: U of Northern Iowa, Department of Geography 
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Funding Agency: US\Federal\NSF\GEO\OPP\ARC\ASSP
Program Manager: Dr. Anna Kerttula (
Discipline(s): | Education and Outreach | Social and Human Sciences |

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Science Summary:
This award constitutes partial support for the Eighth International Congress of Arctic Social Science (ICASS VIII), which will be held in May 2014 at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. ICASS brings together scholars and other researchers interested in issues of the North. The focus of this Congress will be on "Northern Sustainabilities" and the requested funding will be used to support the participation of early career scholars, indigenous scholars, as well as northern indigenous community members. The organizers, Andrey Petrov (member of the organizing committee of the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences), and Gail Fondahl (President of the International Arctic Social Science Association) will help build interdisciplinary capacity and scholarship by supplementing support increased participation in the Congress. This in turn will provide new insights in to key areas of concern both from scientists and the public on the long term sustainability of northern development and community well-being.

Logistics Summary:
This grant provides partial support for the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) to help in organizing the 8th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VIII), to be held at the University of Northern British Columbia’s main campus, in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, on May 22-26, 2014. No field work conducted

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