The SPI Flagship Initiative programme, enabling ambitious Swiss-led multi-annual and multi-disciplinary research programmes in polar or remote high-altitude regions, has just been launched. The funding will be focused on field campaigns (logistics, safety, etc.), data management, outreach, and programme coordination, thus providing temporary infrastructure for a Swiss-led polar research programme. The SPI Flagship Initiatives represent a unique opportunity, since this will be the only call for proposals for the period 2021-2024.

The call documents are available online.

Two online information events will be held on 19 and 26 February.

Header photograph: All rights reserved, Matthias Buschmann 2021