Antarctic research 2020

1 April 2020
12 May 2020 at 16.15 Finnish time
EUR 2.5 million
1 January 2021–31 December 2024
  • Funding goal (average): EUR 450,000 for four-year projects; maximum funding EUR 600,000 per project (EUR 150,000 per year); maximum total funding per consortium-based Academy Project EUR 1 million (EUR 250,000 per year)
  • Applied by: independent researcher or consortium applying for funding to hire a research team

The Academy of Finland opens a targeted call for applications in Antarctic research. The aim is to generate internationally significant new breakthroughs in Antarctic research. Antarctic research produces high-quality scientific data that concern Antarctica or for which information obtained from Antarctica is irreplaceable.

The scope of the call covers all relevant areas of Antarctic research. The research may be global or circumpolar, focusing on both Polar Regions, but it must be research that cannot be conducted without Antarctic data. In accordance with Finland’s Antarctic Research Strategy (2014), the funding supports interactive and multidisciplinary research. Only projects that involve international collaboration are eligible to receive funding.

In addition to a doctoral degree, the principal investigator (PI) of the proposed project must also have other significant scientific merits. Usually the PI is a professor or a researcher at the docent level (adjunct professor). The funding can be applied for by both individual research teams and consortia composed of two or several research teams.

The call’s funding budget has been set at a maximum of 2.5 million euros.

Before you fill in your application in the online services (SARA), carefully read the call text and the ‘Read more’ section, especially the funding terms and conditions. If the call text and the funding terms and conditions conflict, the terms and conditions should always be considered primary. If the translated English or Swedish version of the call text is in conflict with the Finnish call text, the Finnish version should always be considered primary.

Read the full call text on this page. Click on the link below to print the text or save it in PDF format.

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