UK – Russia Arctic Bursaries Programme 2019

16th July 2019

We are now inviting applications for the UK-Russia Arctic Bursaries Programme 2019. The Programme provides bursaries of up to £7,000 to support new active engagement with Russia-based researchers in the Russian Arctic and High North before the end of March 2020.

In specific recognition of the speed of change in the Arctic, the need for strengthened observation and monitoring and the importance of supporting an ever closer research relationship between the two countries, the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), working with the UK Science and Innovation Network in Russia (SIN Russia) in the British Embassy, Moscow and the NERC Arctic Office, is funding a bursaries programme to support UK-based researchers to actively engage with Russian researchers in 2019-2020.

The outcomes of the bursaries programme are expected to support and further develop medium to long term research and collaboration links between UK-based and Russian researchers; and to provide access opportunities for UK-based researchers in the Russian Arctic and High North, including access to infrastructure, data sets and new collaborators.

The programme is part of a dedicated approach to strengthen Arctic research ties between the two countries, given the speed of environmental change in the Arctic and the importance of establishing new international observational partnerships. The programme forms part of the UK’s practical commitment to supporting the successful implementation of the Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Collaboration, signed by the eight Arctic States in 2017.

Full details of how to apply to the Bursary Programme are listed here. All applications must be received by 1600 on Friday 27 September 2019 in pdf format and will be acknowledged by email. You are strongly encouraged to contact the NERC Arctic Office to discuss your proposal and eligibility at an early stage before submitting an application.