2023 Autumn Access Call


SIOS seeks proposals for access to SIOS research infrastructure

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.


Application form opens: 12 September 2023

Deadline to submit a proposal: 6 November 2023 (noon)

Announcement of successful projects: 14 December 2023

Projects must be conducted between 1 March 2024 and 28 February 2025, with a final report deadline of 31 March 2025.

Funding availability

The total available funding for this call is 1 000 000 NOK, with a maximum of 200 000 NOK available per project. We strongly encourage successful applicants to present their project at the SIOS Polar Night Week 2025 (travel support available).

Details of the call

The purpose of the call is to fund access to the research infrastructure (RI) owned by SIOS member institutions, promoting more efficient use and better integration of the observing system. 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 eleanor.jones@sios-svalbard.org. The webinars will be conducted using Zoom.

Webinar 1: Friday 6th October 2023, 10:00 (CET)

Register in advance for this webinar HERE

Webinar 2: Tuesday 17th October 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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