Co-Designing Civic Education for the Circumpolar North

This planning grant will launch collaborative research into the development and implementation of effective Arctic civic education programs that support sustainable development and community resilience in the region. The Arctic is facing unprecedented changes, including expanding globalization and rapid environmental shifts. Civic education has long been a cornerstone of American democracy, and is designed to cultivate the exact deliberative and civic leadership skills needed to collectively respond to difficult challenges like those arising in the Arctic. This is particularly true given the emergence of new forms of global and environmental civic education, which have the potential to support international collaboration within the complex socio-ecological systems that define the Arctic.

Grant Info


Jason Young


Nadine Fabbi


National Science Foundation (NSF) (Total award: $300,000)



Start Date

Jan 1, 2021