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28 projects received funding through the Arctic Field Grant 2019 allocation

AFG received 36 applications, 28 projects were completely or partly funded. Again, this year, the majority of the applications were of very high quality.

All applications were evaluated administratively by a panel of experts, all of whom have 10-30 years of field experience in Svalbard in relevant scientific fields. The applications were evaluated based on the criteria and priorities in the call for proposals and the terms and conditions established by AFG. Applications with the best grades were funded.

Most of the projects that were not funded were not awarded top grades due to errors in the application or because questions in the call for proposals were not answered. Especially the detailed description of the benefits of the cooperation to the Norwegian host institution and the dissemination of and a data handling plan were not adequately described in some applications. We therefor urge all applicants who plan to reapply next year to read through the call thoroughly, answer the questions and especially follow the HowTOs and guidelines to better their chances of receiving funding.

All funded projects are listed in the attachment. If your project is not in the list, you did not receive funding. As the grant is administered administratively individual grades or feedback is not distributed.

 

The official allocation letters to those who received funding will be send out in February 2019 and the funds distributed at the latest by March 2019. If your project is listed as funded, you have received full funding (to the nearest whole 1000 NOK) and can spend the funds according to your budget. If your project is listed as partly funded, you will receive less than the amount you applied for, mostly these are minor adjustments to comply with the AFG terms and conditions. In this case, you will receive a mail in January listing the details.

 

Remember that it is mandatory to contact SSF in advance if you need to make changes to your budget or project. The reporting for AFG 2019 will be 1st of November 2018. It is your responsibility as a grant holder to ensure that the necessary reports are delivered on time. SSF has the authority to recall the grant if requirements are not met. 

Best of wishes for the upcoming field season.

 

A polar bear ate my fieldwork (Photo: Julian Janocha)

 

Prosjectnr.

Project title

Status

295627

Caprock integrity evaluation of the lower Agardhfjellet Formation for CO2 sequestration purposes at Deltaneset, Svalbard (RiS-ID: 11145)

Partially funded

295790

Study of Capture Mechanisms of Mercury in Snow/Ice in the Arctic (RiS-ID 11155)

Funded

295835

Measuring total and methylmercury concentrations in Svalbard fjords, RiS ID 11146

Funded

295839

The Svalbard snowpack in a changing climate, RIS-ID 11142

Partially funded

295851

Exposure of arctic seabirds to pollutants: what is the role played by individual migratory movements and non-breeding distribution?

Funded

295908

Population genetics of reintroduced Svalbard reindeer populations (RiS-ID 11157)

Funded

295923

Kongsvegen Glacier Surge Dynamics RIS 10933

Funded

295941

Seasonal CO2 fixation in Billefjorden, chemotrophy vs phototrophy, RiS ID 10889

Funded

295986

Glacial impacts on lacustrine ecology, geophysical systems and pollutant chemistry in the high Arctic. RiS ID 11159.

Partially funded

296084

Depositional and structural characterization of a breccia system in northern Billefjorden, Svalbard (RiS ID: 10929)

Partially funded

296130

Personalities in fear behaviour: relevance for management. RiS ID: 11153

Partially funded

296184

Measuring subglacial processes, RiS ID 11156

Funded

296203

The potential of soil organic carbon composition under different tundra types: A case study from Ny-Ålesund

Partially funded

296277

Mesocosm studies on lake zooplankton

Partially funded

296333

SEAPOP- Monitoring the population of common eiders in Kongsfjorden (SEAPOP-EIDER), RIS ID 10991

Funded

296339

Persistent organic pollution in thawing permafrost

Partially funded

296355

Using UAVs to investigate effects of crevasses upon glacier surface melting, RiS-ID 11148

Funded

296407

Nunataks as an island model system within the island - Dispersal of Saxifraga oppositifolia. RiS ID: 11166

Funded

296414

Diversity and dynamics of bacterial and algal communities during snow to firn transformation on the Kongsvegen and Holtedahlfonna glaciers

Funded

296443

KongElViS: Basal conditions at beginning of Kongsvegen surge revealed using seismic source ElViS

Funded

296494

High resolution Holocene climate and paleoenvironmental reconstruction from Adventdalen, Svalbard based on OSL dating of loess.

Funded

296516

Seasonal importance of mixotrophy in Billefjorden, uptake of living material by microalgae, RiS ID 10889

Partially funded

296538

Life Strategy of Arctic Marine Phytoplankton in Central Part of Svalbard

Funded

296580

Deposition History of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in a Svalbard Ice Core (RiS ID 11121)

Partially funded

296662

The nature of particulate iron inputs in high Arctic fjord during the spring season

Partially funded

296718

Biogenic IOdine MeAsurements in Svalbard Snow (BIOMASS)

Partially funded

296772

Influence of distributed snow and firn cover evolution on glacier surface mass change., RIS ID 11152

Funded

296781

Herbivores in Svalbard: Monitoring Food Access in a Changing Climate (RiS-ID: 11144)

Funded

 

 

 

Written by:
Karoline Bælum Seniorrådgiver +47 79 02 64 86 kab@forskningsradet.no
Published:
19.12.2018
Last updated:
14.01.2019