CARPE’s goal is to enhance graduate education by using convergence research and decolonizing scientific approaches to tackle complex socio-ecological problems associated with changing seasonality in the Arctic. The CARPE program enables students to bring their discipline-specific knowledge to interdisciplinary teams in order to identify and address grand challenges posed by a changing climate.

Courses provide a foundational knowledge about the changing Arctic, skills in collecting and analyzing environmental and sociological field data in cold regions, decolonizing approaches to science and reciprocity in conducting research on Indigenous lands, and an opportunity to co-develop and conduct team convergent research projects. Additional training includes a trip to Mt. Washington (on a Snowcat in winter), a summer retreat to the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island, and a workshop in Alaska to learn about engaging Arctic communities. Students enrolled in CARPE courses will be eligible to apply for CARPE 12-month fellowships to support tuition and stipend.

CARPE is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. candidates. However, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents can receive the 12-month CARPE fellowships.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students should first apply to a Master’s or PhD program through the UNH Graduate School | University of New Hampshire, preferably by 15 January 2024.

Application Review Begins: 1 February 2024

For more information, go to: CARPE NRT | School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (

For questions, contact:

Ruth Varner

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