Polar Research Program (POLARPROG)

Polar Research Program (POLARPROG)




25.11.2015  Funds to research on resources- and environmental management in Arctic and Antarctic.

Objectives for the Program:

The Polar Research Program (POLARPROG) is the Research Council of Norway’s most important tool for achieving good breadth and high quality of Norwegian polar research. The program contributes to maintain Norway’s special responsibility to stimulate research-based knowledge in and about the Polar Regions. Knowledge is necessary for increased understanding of the climate and ecosystem, and in order to practice politics, justifiable management and business activity.

Main objectives:
POLARPROG should contribute to maintain Norway’s special responsibility to generate new research-based knowledge in and about the polar regions.

POLARPROG will be able to use both research projects, innovation projects and expertise projects for achieving the objectives of the program. Other application types and measures will be used as needed. It may also be given funding to networking, such as relevant academic workshops and conferences.

The Research Council of Norway’s Policy for Norwegian polar research (2014-2023) forms the framework for POLARPROG’s program plan and includes research in many different disciplines and subject areas. These range from science and technology to social sciences and humanities. The program’s geographical delimitations in the Arctic and Antarctica are provided by the polar policy.

General receives program / activity applications from:

The program addresses primarily to Norwegian research institutes, universities, colleges and other research institutions, as well as relevant actors in the private and public sectors.

The program includes basic research, applied research and innovation related to the polar regions. Researchers in other fields are together with management, business, and the public the key users of the results of the program.


POLARPROG is an ongoing program with no due date.

For further details, visit forskningsradet.no

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