Svalbard Strategic Grant allocations

The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding to five workshops, two projects and two combined projects and workshops through Svalbard Science Forum's funding program Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG).

The call in December 2019 had up to NOK 4 million for workshops and projects. The main priority of this call was to support network projects and workshops that promote the strategic objectives of Svalbard Science Forum; enhanced coordination and collaborative efforts in research activities and initiation of pilot studies and/or planning of large projects and applications.

The SSF received a total of 12 applications. 9 applications (75%) have been completely or partly funded to a total sum of 3,365 million NOK.

All applications were processed administratively by a panel composed of in-house staff and external experts with experience from Svalbard. The applications were evaluated based on the criteria and priorities in the call. The final funding decision has been made by the administration in the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the applications with the best grades were funded.

 

Project number

Project title

Project type

Responsible institution

311250

Re-evaluation and Homogenization of Aerosol Optical Depth Observations in Svalbard

Project

NILU - STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING

311253

Support to arrange a workshop at the 6th international arctic fox conference in Longyearbyen, Svalbard 2020

Workshop

NORSK POLARINSTITUTT

311257

SVALHOLA (SVALbard HOLocene Assembly) Workshops 2020 & 2021

Workshop

NORSK POLARINSTITUTT

311263

51st International Arctic Workshop 2021 in Svalbard

Workshop

UNIVERSITETSSENTERET PÅ SVALBARD AS

311266

A method to identify sea-ice breakup: a pilot study

Project

UNIS - Avdeling for arktisk teknologi

311268

Ny-Ålesund Atmosphere Flagship Program: Collaboration and new directions in atmospheric research at Svalbard and wider Arctic

Workshop/Project

NORSK POLARINSTITUTT

311271

Harmonization of methods of marine microplastic assessment in the Arctic

Project/Workshop

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

311273

Nutrient cycle - linking the Atmosphere, Terrestrial, Marine and Glaciological flagship programmes in Ny-Ålesund

Workshop

NORSK POLARINSTITUTT

311275

Svalbard in local and global perspective: an interdisciplinary science workshop organised by the Svalbard Social Science Initiative

 Workshop

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJØ OG FJERNMÅLING