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15 applications for Svalbard Strategic Grant 2018

The Research Council of Norway has received 15 applications to the Svalbard Science Forum's strategic funding opportunity for workshops and projects in 2018-2020.

The total amount applied for was NOK 6.01 million. The total aomunt available in this call is NOK 4 million.

SSF is happy to see that international cooperation and sharing of knowledge is becoming a focus area for institutions doing research in Svalbard.

Administrative procedures:
Applications will be processed administratively by a panel composed of in-house staff plus external experts with experience from Svalbard. The final funding decision is made by the Research Council of Norway’s administration.

The results will be announced in February 2018.

The Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG)
SSG is an annual funding opportunity announced every autumn. The funding is seed money for workshops and cooperation projects to initiate and strengthen international and inter-disciplinary cooperation and coordination within science in Svalbard and to facilitate more open sharing of data and contribute to reduced environmental impact from research activity.

Priority in this call will be given to workshops or projects that contribute to the SSF strategic objectives (cooperation, coordination, sharing of data and reduced environmental impact) and that:

• develop existing, or establish new, scientific cooperation projects (or scientific
​   flagships) in Svalbard
• develop the existing four Ny-Ålesund flagship programs
• follow up the recommendations outlined in reports from previous SSF funded
• increase mobility between research bases in Svalbard

About SSF
The Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) promotes coordination of and collaborative efforts in research activities in Svalbard. Their objective is to contribute to the development of Svalbard as a platform for international research cooperation in the Arctic.

The SSF organizes workshops and administers funding opportunities targeted towards the polar research community, while continuously working to increase data sharing and reduce the environmental impact of research activities. SSFs manages the RiS Portal (Research in Svalbard) which contains information relating to more than 3 200 Svalbard-based research, monitoring and educational projects.



Written by:
Cecilia Ann Madelene Sandström
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