The Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award serves to promote and raise awareness of promising projects which address climate change through concrete actions and plans. The Award provides high-level recognition for innovative ideas that transforms knowledge into action to help address the impacts of climate change in the Arctic. 

Each prize comes with a 100,000 euro unrestricted grant that is intended to help develop the ideas through outreach, engagement and communication. The goal is to acknowledge and support work that contributes materially to preventing, reversing or mitigating the effects of climate change in the Arctic in one or more of the following categories:

  • Technological developments that can be accomplished through effective planning and practical implementation
  • Initiatives that empower resident Arctic communities to take greater control in managing their own environments
  • Reforms to policy, regulatory, and/or legislative arrangements

The two prizes will be granted at the Arctic Circle Assembly in October in Reykjavík, Iceland where the awardees will also be celebrated at a special reception. The recipients will be asked to give a short presentation at the Arctic Circle Assembly and other potentially beneficial venues.

Nomination deadline: 17 May 2022

For more information, go to:
Arctic Academic Action Award webpage

For questions, contact:
Jenny Baeseman