Access Call 2023

SIOS seeks proposals for access to SIOS research infrastructure

The call is closed.

Please note: the Governor of Svalbard has introduced fixed deadlines for applications for research activity in Svalbard and requires that all activities are registered in RiS. More information HERE.


Announcement of call: 14 December 2022

Application form opens: 14 December 2023

Deadline to submit a proposal: 13 February 2023

Announcement of successful projects: 15 March 2023

Projects must be conducted in 2023, with a final report deadline of 1 December 2023.

NOTE: You must be logged in your account with SIOS to submit any proposal. New accounts are approved by SIOS-KC during office hours (8:00-16:00 Norwegian time, Mon-Fri). Register a new account here.

Funding availability

The total available funding in 2023 for this call is 1 000 000 NOK. Project proposals must be submitted by 13 February 2023, and successful projects will be notified by 15th March. We strongly encourage successful applicants to present their project at the SIOS Polar Night Week 2024 (travel support available).

Details of the call

The purpose of the call is to promote more efficient use and better integration of the observing system, SIOS offers funded access to the research infrastructure (RI) owned by its members. Users may also access expertise and logistical support from members of the SIOS consortium. 

Further details can be found in the call text (right-hand menu). 

Webinars for prospective applicants

SIOS is offering webinars for applicants to the SIOS Access Call. The webinars will be held by our Observing Network Infrastructure Officer, Eleanor Jones, and will contain a brief presentation of the call and the application form, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. If you have specific questions you would like answered you may email them in advance to The webinars will be conducted using Zoom.

Webinar 1: Thursday 12th January 2023, 10:00 (CET)

Register in advance for this webinar HERE

Webinar 2: Wednesday 18th January 2023, 10:00 (CET)

Register in advance for this webinar HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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