Pre-announcement within the Top-level Research Initiative: "Climate Change Interactions with the Cryosphere"

The Top-level Research Initiative is launching a call for Nordic Centres of Excellence within the sub-programme “Climate Change Interactions with the Cryosphere” at the end of October 2009.
The sub-programme “Climate Change Interactions with the Cryosphere” utilises Nordic Centres of Excellence to promote research of very high scientific quality by ensuring efficient and flexible use of the Nordic resources in order to create critical mass and added value within this research theme.

The present call welcomes applications for Nordic Centres of Excellence on scientific observations, analyses and modelling on cryosphere-climate interactions. The focus will be on the Nordic and Arctic regions.

The budget for this sub-programme is approx. 100 MNOK over 5 years. The Top-level Research Initiative envisages the funding of up to three centres within the sub-programme. The Centres must include participation of research units from at least three Nordic countries.

The expected deadline for applications is the end of January 2010. For further information, please visit the webpage of the Top-level Research Initiative at

For more information, please contact:
Michael Andersson, Senior adviser
Phone: +47 941 68 547

Simone Heinz, Senior adviser
Phone: +47 908 45 382

The Top-level Research Initiative on climate, energy and environment is the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date. In addition to being a Nordic contribution towards solving the global climate crisis, the initiative intends to promote research and innovation within the area.