Preferred Name (if different than your first name)
Black or African American
Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian
* Mailing Address
Permanent mailing address rather than a temporary school address
Statements of Understanding
The field fee for JIRP covers the following:
FOOD: Two hot meals per day, trail lunch, and snacks. We fly food into the field regularly via helicopter. We support a variety of dietary restrictions, but please contact the Program Manager directly at email@example.com if you have a severe food allergy.
LODGING: We provide accommodations in Juneau and on the Icefield. JIRP operates and maintains a series of permanent field camps located across the Icefield; we also periodically use 4-season tents as temporary field camps.
FUEL: All camps are equipped with generators for limited power and propane for cooking. Additionally, we support field work with gasoline-powered snow machines.
TRANSPORTATION: We travel in and around Juneau by van and bus; on Lake Atlin by boat; from Atlin, BC to Skagway, AK by chartered bus; from Skagway to Juneau, AK by ferry.
SAFETY TRAINING: All expedition participants receive instruction in glacier travel, crevasse rescue, ropework, general wilderness travel skills, communication, etc.
USE OF GROUP GEAR: Camp facilities, safety gear, scientific equipment, over-snow vehicles, etc.
ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION: In-depth, hands-on mentorship and training from approximately two dozen expert scientists and researchers; fully developed academic curriculum and field projects; robust academic lectures throughout the program.
SIX UPPER DIVISION CREDITS: All JIRP students register six credits of 400-level Earth science.
FIELD NOTEBOOK: One Rite in the Rain field notebook.
JIRP LOGO T-SHIRT: One very fashionable JIRP t-shirt.
LOGISTICAL SUPPORT: Includes all communication via radio and satellite phone, delivery of food and supplies, and movement of short-term personnel to and from field camps.
THE FIELD FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM JUNEAU: Juneau is accessible only by ferry or plane, there is no bus service.
PERSONAL GEAR, including skis, boots, outdoor clothing, backpack, etc. The gear list posted on the website gives you an idea of the gear you will have to acquire, although we will make some small updates for 2019. Limited rentals are available for large items (skis, boots, ice axes, crampons), and JIRP staff can provide advice on purchasing discounted and/or used gear.
JIRP has limited scholarship opportunities for students. Please visit juneauicefield.org/students/costs for more information and the Scholarship Application (due Jan. 4). We strongly encourage you to seek third-party funding through your home institution, friends and family, and independent scholarship funds. Please indicate your understanding of the program costs below:
I understand the costs of the program.
I understand that I am responsible for getting to/from Juneau.
I understand that I am responsible for obtaining all required personal gear and equipment.
Please tell us why you would like to participate in JIRP as the Student Artist. What do you hope or expect to gain by participating in this expeditionary field research experience? Be as specific as possible.
Please describe why you think you would be a good fit for JIRP, both as an expedition member and as an artist. How do you envision yourself best contributing to a positive and engaged group dynamic? Be as specific as possible.
Art + Science Communication + Storytelling
Please tell us about your art practice and how it relates to JIRP, climate science, environmental studies, and/or scientific storytelling. How does your artwork intersect with these realms? What would you hope to to accomplish as an artist on the Icefield? Creative thought matters!
Please propose an art project you would like to work on while on the Icefield, and how this project might be an effective form of science communication/storytelling for JIRP.* (This is subject to change, we just want to get a feel for what you have in mind.)
*Keep in mind that while JIRP may have some flexibility to help the student transport art supplies and materials on the Icefield, these materials need to be relatively compact and transportable because of logistical constraints.
Outdoor and Athletic Experience
Outdoor and Athletic Skills
Please describe your outdoor and athletic skill levels. Include any background related to the following: skiing (ski touring, nordic skiing, downhill and/or telemark); camping; wilderness experience; glacier travel; mountaineering; rock or ice climbing; experience in cold/wet environments or other relevant background/experience. Be honest and specific. Lack of experience in this area will not necessarily hinder your acceptance into JIRP. Especially if you do not have extensive outdoor experience, please describe your athletic background and fitness level as thoroughly as possible.
* Reference #1
* Reference #2
Underserved Student Populations
JIRP is committed to diversity and inclusion. If you identify as someone who might fit into a traditionally underserved population and would like to share that with us, please do so here. This information will not impact any decision about your admission. It is intended only to give JIRP a better picture of our outreach efforts. Thank you for any information you provide.
Is there any addition information you would like to share with us?
Additional qualifications, any extenuating circumstances you would like us to know about, etc.
Please submit... A PDF with 5-10 samples of relevant past work, including project descriptions. These could take the form of documentary videos, podcast clips, photos of artwork, writing samples, etc. This MUST be submitted in PDF form by the deadline and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include "Skidmore Student Storytelling Fellow - [your name]" as the subject line of the email.
For video or audio, please either embed clips into the PDF and/or provide links to an online platform to view, such as Youtube or Vimeo.
I understand this requirement, I will send these documents.
Thank you for your application to the JIRP Student Artist Program! All complete application packets received by March 25th will be considered as top priority for admission for the 2019 season. Applicants will be notified in April of their admission status.
If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 907-500-8913.
Don't forget to send your art samples and numbered image list to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline!
Dr. Seth Campbell, Director of Academics and Research
Annie Boucher, Program Manager
Hannah Perrine Mode, Student Artist Program Coordinator