Given the global importance of the Arctic region, and the transnational implications of environmental change in the region, NordForsk ( is now initiating a larger-scale, joint Nordic Initiative on Arctic Research (hereafter 'the programme') by establishing Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE).

The call is open to international consortia of researchers and research groups from various sectors, including institutions of higher education, e.g., universities and other research institutions, and other organisations with a strong research focus.

The programme will invite cross-disciplinary, high quality and innovative NCoE proposals on topics relevant to a responsible development of the Arctic region. The thematic framework for the programme is:

- Drivers of change in the Arctic region - interactions and impacts

- Arctic resource development in a global context

- Waters, ecologies and life environments


Application deadline: 04.03.2015, 14:00

Financial support: 5 years

Max applied amount (NOK): 30000000


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