The AINA U.S. Corporation

The U.S. Corporation of the Arctic Institute of North America is located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  A Grant-in-Aid program is administered by the U.S. Corporation, as explained below. For more detailed information on other research programs that have been administered by the U.S. Corporation, go to AINA History.  For more information about ANIA membership or contributions that are U.S. tax deductible contact:

Dr. Carl S. Benson
Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)
211 Rasmuson Library
PO Box 756808
University of Alaska
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6808 USA

Phone: (907) 474-2637

Grant-in-Aid Program:  The U.S. Corporation administers the Grant-in-Aid Program.  Nine years ago, the Program began supporting projects in the North American arctic and subarctic.  In total we have funded 78 of 134 proposals (58%), amounting to a total distribution of about $51,000 from both the Calgary and Fairbanks offices.  The Program has maintained a bi-national flavor among its recipients with 42 awards to Canadian and 34 to U.S. citizens.  Thus far all funds still represent contributions by AINA members.  Unlike many other organizations, these contributions are used only to support investigators; none is used for administrative costs.  As a result of a recent board meeting, plans are underway to expand program funds through solicitations from various organizations.  To apply to the Grant-in-Aid Program, fill out the Application Form.  For more information about the program, contact:

Erich H. Follmann, Chair
(907) 474-7338
AINA Grant-in-Aid Committee