UiT The Arctic University of Norway is pleased to announce the annual funding scheme to support activities within the cooperation framework of UArctic.

Although only UArctic member institutions from northern Norway can apply on behalf of the project partners,this cover letter and the enclosed application form and guidelines are written in English to facilitate theinvolvement 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.

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 http://www.uarctic.org/about-uarctic/strategic-plan/The overall application quality will be assessed by Norgesuniversitetet (Norwegian Agency for Digital Learning in Higher Education).

 In addition to the existing cooperation elements in this funding regime, academic mobility will be eligible for financial support as of 2017-2018 for a trial period as a means to strengthen the partnerships and enhance the education and research cooperation. Academic mobility for staff will be a tool contributing to long term cooperation through activities such as lecturing, tutoring, joint planning and implementation of student and teacher exchange, field work, and practice periods/internships. Only Norwegian partners can apply for academic mobility. Please see attached separate application form and guidelines (only in Norwegian).

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.

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

Inquiries can be addressed to Astrid Revhaug,Tel: +47 77644972, email: astrid.revhaug@uit.