The Polar Research programme (POLARPROG) is the Research Council of Norway’s most important funding instrument for achieving wide-ranging, high-quality Norwegian polar research.

The programme will help to fulfil Norway’s special responsibility to generate new research-based knowledge in and about the polar regions. Knowledge is essential both for enhancing our understanding of the climate system and ecosystems, and in the context of policy implementation, responsible resource management and industrial activity.

The programme accepts grant applications from Norwegian research institutes, universities, university colleges and other research environments, in addition to relevant actors in the private and public sectors. 

The programme encompasses basic research, applied research and innovation activities of relevance to the polar regions. Key users of the programme’s research findings include researchers in other fields, the public administration, trade and industry, and the general public.

See the Call Announcement.