Steve Joseph cuts salmon at fish camp. Photo by USFWS.
The Alaska Humanities Forum is now accepting applications and nominations for the Alaska Salmon Fellows program. Applications are due February 28, 2017.
This new program will facilitate demanding conversations about salmon issues among leaders from a cross section of salmon policy, management, industry, activism, research, and cultural sectors. A diverse cohort of leaders from across the state, spanning sectors and with varied connections to salmon, will be selected by April for an 18-month program beginning in May, 2017.
Fellows will receive individual awards of $10,000, take part in a series of gatherings with the cohort, and develop innovative initiatives to promote a strong future for Alaska’s salmon and people. Funding will be available to advance the initiatives and cover costs of travel, lodging, and food.
The Alaska Salmon Fellows serves as a:
Pathway for new and stronger connections across the diverse sectors that have a key stake in the future of Alaska’s salmon.
Network to share lessons and deepen understanding of differing perspectives among the Fellows, and through them, other stakeholders.
System of Influence, sparking new relationships and advancing tangible opportunities to inspire action on key issues and challenges.
Get more information, nominate a fellow, or apply online by Feb. 28 at akhf.org/alaska-salmon-fellows.
Join us at our open house and/or webinar events Feb. 7 and 8, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter #AKSalmonFellows.
Thank you for your consideration, and please share this information and opportunity with your networks. Contact the Forum with any questions.