Arctic Research and Studies

Target group

Higher education institutions and research organisations.


To encourage scientific cooperation between higher education institutions and research organisations in Norway and Iceland in the field of Arctic science.


Closed for applications 2022.


What are the objectives?

The programme is based on a Memorandum of Understanding concerning co-operation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic scientific research. The Icelandic and Norwegian Ministries of Foreign Affairs finance the Artic Research and Studies programme. The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) is responsible for the administration of programme in cooperation with The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku). The contact person for the programme at Rannis is Egill Thor Níelsson and the contact person at Diku is Synne Lysberg (Synne Lysberg). 
Grants are awarded for preparatory support for the initiation of joint grant applications 

Who can apply?

Icelandic and Norwegian institutions can apply and be partners.
Individuals can not apply.

How to apply?

1. Read the Programme Guide
2. Complete Annexes one, two and three
3. Fill out the online application 2019-2020  and submit. 

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