(Photo: Magdalena Tomasik) Research station in Abisko, Northern Sweden Canadian partners in INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic), Centre d'études Nordiques (Centre for Northern Studies, CEN) and Arctic Institute of North America (AINA), open a call for research grant proposals for European-based research groups to conduct research at two field stations operated by the partners. The call is open from Nov 1-Dec 15, 2013.

The grants, each a maximum of 5000 €, include open access to station facilities and should be used for travel, daily or weekly accommodation rates at the station, and meals. The research should be conducted in 2014; both stations are open all year round.

Eligible to apply are the research groups where the group leader and majority of the group members are from EU Member State or Associated State, or from the Russian Federation, are eligible to apply the grant.

In order to apply for the grand, the research proposal and personal CV should be send by e mail to Hannele Savela by December 15th 2013.

The evaluation of proposals will be based on scientific merit, feasibility and appropriateness. The evaluation will be conducted by the INTERACT Transnational Access Board with consultation by CEN and AINA.

The applicants will be notified about the grant decisions in January 2014.

More information on how to apply and detailed descriptions of the stations and their facilities from the INTERACT website and from the following contact persons:

CEN scientific coordinator Christine Barnard, PhD
AINA Executive Director Maribeth S. Murray, Ph.D
INTERACT WP4 coordinator Hannele Savela, PhD

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