Call for applications in Antarctic research 2024

3 Apr 2024
8 May 2024 at 16.15 Finnish time
3 million euros
1 Jan 2025–31 Dec 2028
  • Applied for by independent researcher or consortium applying for funding to hire a research team
  • Projects must include international cooperation.
  • The goal is to grant an average of €450,000 per four-year project. The maximum funding per four-year project is €600,000 (equivalent to €150,000 per year). The maximum total amount of funding per consortium-based, four-year Academy Project is €1,000,000 (equivalent to €250,000 per year), and the maximum funding per four-year consortium subproject is €600,000 (equivalent to €150,000 per year).
  • Travel and freight costs to so-called Antarctic gateway cities are eligible project costs and will be included in the project’s cost plan.

The Research Council of Finland is launching a targeted call for applications in Antarctic research. The aim of the funding 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 will support 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 researcher at the professor or docent (adjunct professor) level. The funding may be applied for by individual research teams or consortia composed of two or more research teams.

The call’s funding budget has been set at a total of 3 million euros.

At the core of the Research Council of Finland’s activities is to provide funding for excellent scientific research. The research we fund is also expected to have high scientific and societal impact and follow the principles of responsible science.

Before you fill in your application in the online services (SARA), carefully read the call text and 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.

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