Schledermann Arctic Field Award

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Peter Schledermann was born in Denmark and emigrated to North America at the age of 17. He traveled to Alaska, initially to homestead and then studied Arctic Anthropology and Human Ecology at the University of Alaska. His interest grew in Arctic archaeology and led to a Masters degree from Memorial University based on Archaeological Field work in northern Labrador, and a PhD from the University of Calgary related to his Eastern Arctic field research on Baffin Island. His career in Arctic prehistoric Archaeology and human ecology spanned twenty-five years of pioneering research in Alaska, Canada and Greenland.
Peter served as the Executive Director of AINA between 1978 -1986. He is currently a Senior Research Associate of AINA and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, we welcome your application for the Schledermann Arctic Field Award.

To be eligible you must be:

  • A graduate student at the University of Calgary studying Human Ecology / Archaeology with an Arctic field work component
The Scholarship Committee looks for:
  • Qualities of scholarship;
  • Evidence of northern relevance; and
  • Commitment to field-oriented research
Value of Scholarship:  $2,500
Number of Scholarships awarded:  1 annually
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2023
We prefer that applications are submitted online (see form below).
To be considered, your application must include the following:
  • Cover Letter (please include an email address where we can contact you);
  • Brief description of your plan/purpose of the field work. Please share your goals, expected outcomes and the value of the experience to your career goals. Any collaborative relationship or work should be briefly identified;
  • Complete curriculum vitae;

If you are unable to complete the application online, then please email the application to or mail it to:
Arctic Institute of North America                                

Attn: Schledermann Arctic Field Award
University of Calgary                                                 
2500 University Drive N.W., ES-1040                       
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4