Funding opportunities for Arctic research.
Arctic Research and Studies
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iceland and Norway signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding in Akureyri on September 29, 2011, concerning co-operation in the field of Arctic scientific research. It indicated key activities, including the establishment of a Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies at the University of Akureyri, Norwegian and Icelandic Arctic Science Cooperation Fund and Exchange scholarships for Icelandic and Norwegian Students in Arctic Studies.
Fulbright Arctic Initiative
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.
The Nordic Council of Ministers
The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Co-operation Programme has an annual budget of about DKK 10 million. Applications can be made for funds from the Arctic Co-operation Programme for the implementation of projects in the Arctic.
NORA provides financial grants in support of collaborative projects involving partners from at least two of the four NORA countries (Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Coastal Norway).
Rannis, The Icelandic Centre for Research
Rannis manages international cooperation programmes and national funds in the field of research and innovation. Rannis coordinates Icelandic participation in European programmes, such as Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, promotes the programme in Iceland and manages the National Contact Points for the programme.
NERC Arctic Office
The Arctic Office, established in May 2009 and hosted at the British Antarctic Survey, incorporates the management of the NERC Arctic Research Station at Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard and is closely linked to the NERC Arctic Research Programme, which was launched in June 2010 and will run through to 2016.
The joint Nordic initiative, Responsible Development of the Arctic – Opportunities and Challenges – Pathways to Action, has been established to generate new insight into the challenges and new opportunities confronting the Arctic region.
Arctic Council Project Support Instrument (PSI)
The Arctic Council Project Support Instrument (PSI) is a financial initiative focusing on actions to prevent and mitigate pollution of the Arctic. The instrument is administered by NEFCO and the fund provides financing for priority projects approved by the Arctic Council.
Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020
The Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 forms a cooperation between 9 programme partner countries. The NPA 2014-2020 is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and ERDF equivalent funding from non EU partner countries.