Scientific research proposals within all fields of Arctic environmental research, specifically within the following disciplines are invited:

  • Geodesy and space geodesy
  • Climate research in the troposphere and stratosphere
  • Surface phenomena, snow and ice
  • Air quality research and arctic pollution
  • Marine and terrestrial biology
  • Multidisciplinary environmental sciences

Please go to the programme’s website at: for details (eligibility criteria, application forms, deadlines, content of scientific project proposals, terms of access and funding etc.). Proposals should be submitted directly via the website (preferable) or by e-mail (

The submission deadline: 30 September 2009.

Please note this is the last Call for Proposals within this programme. Therefore all the fieldwork in Ny-Ålesund has to be fulfilled in 2010 and not beyond.

Contact: ARCFAC Secretariat, Norwegian Polar Institute, N-9171 Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Phone: +47 7902 2611; Fax: + 47 7902 2604; Email: