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The Polar Research Programme is the Research Council’s most important funding instrument for achieving wide-ranging, high-quality Norwegian polar research.

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  • Interested in Ny-Ålesund research?

    Give your input to the draft research strategy

    Are you doing research in Ny-Ålesund or are planning to? The Research Council of Norway would like to hear your reactions on the draft research strategy. We need to receive your comments by 11 December. The strategy is anticipated to be ready in March 2019.

  • International Arctic Science Committee - Call for nominations

    The Research Council of Norway is seeking six new candidates to serve in all five Working Groups of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). We are seeking nominations for candidates that are actively interested in Arctic research, and with a high level of involvement. Self-nominations are also welcome and encouraged.

  • Work on the research strategy for Ny-Ålesund is under way

    The Research Council of Norway will employ an inclusive process in its effort to draw up a research strategy for Ny-Ålesund. The strategy is anticipated to be in place by the beginning of 2019.

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