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Call for proposals - Svalbard Strategic Grant 2018

NOK 4 million is available for workshops and cooperation projects related to research in Svalbard. The deadline for applications is October 10, 2018.

Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) is happy to announce the call for funding for increased cooperation through the Svalbard Strategic Grant (SSG) in 2018.

Up to NOK 4 million is available for workshops and projects that contribute to SSF strategic objectives (cooperation, coordination, sharing of data and reduced environmental impact).

The grant supports up to two workshops or cooperation projects for up to two years. Each workshops may receive a maximum of NOK 200 000 to cover direct workshop costs and up to NOK 30 000 for organizational and work-related reporting costs when a maximum of two workshops are organized. Cooperation project support is limited to a maximum of NOK 500 000.

See call for proposals for Svalbard Strategic Grant (Research Council of Norway).

Information about the call
Priority in this call will be given to workshops or projects that:

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

The application must be submitted by a Norwegian partner and include at least one international partner.

The deadline is 10 October 2018 at 13:00 CEST. Please see the link below for more information and the complete call for proposals. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the SSF secretariat.

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.

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