Although only UArctic member institutions from northern Norway (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Nord University, Sámi University of Applied Sciences, University Centre in Svalbard) can apply on behalf of the project partners, this cover letter and the enclosed application form and guidelines are written in English to facilitate the involvement of project partners in the application preparations. Please read the application guidelines carefully.

The total allocation sum will be in the area of NOK 2.5 mill. Only applications for one-year support are eligible. Applications for pre-project support (pilots, feasibility studies) are welcome. Successful (pre)projects may have continued support by submitting a new application the following academic year. A condition for continued funding for a second year of a project are documented results from the first year. A second year application must contain new and innovative elements.

The applications will be assessed by two external bodies. UArctic will safeguard that the intentions and outcomes of the project proposals are in line with the values, objectives and strategic priorities of UArctic. The overall application quality will be assessed by two external specialist committees.

Project applications must be endorsed by the Head of the appropriate institution level. In case of more than one application from the same department/faculty/institution, a priority list must be signed by either the Head of Department, the Dean or Rector. An email-message will suffice to Ingvild Svestad at

Please note that applications without a total financing plan and a detailed budget will not be processed.

For more information, contact Ingvild Svestad at