Svalbard Strategic Grant – the call is out

We allocate funding up to 500 000 NOK for cooperation activities that contribute to increased scientific quality in Svalbard research. The priority of this call is to support network projects and workshops that develop and stimulate existing or establish new scientific cooperation.

Svalbard Strategic Grant supports activities which increase cooperation between research localities in Svalbard, further put Svalbard research into a larger pan-Arctic perspective and projects that aim to stimulate sustainable cooperation with Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS). One can also apply for workshops or meetings to be held back-to-back to the Svalbard Science Conference in November 2021 and/or the initiation of pilot studies, planning of larger projects or projects that stimulate open sharing of data.

The research activity in Svalbard is heavily affected by the current Covid-19 situation. Due to travel restrictions and uncertainties related to the planning of new projects this open-ended call is flexible and gives applicants the opportunity to apply for funding with no specific deadline.

See link to the call text here.