The calls for proposals for the SPI Exploratory Grants and SPI Technogrants are now open!

The SPI Exploratory Grants support Swiss based scientists active in polar regions (including remote high-altitude regions) by allowing them to explore new ideas, fund additional field work or launch new collaborations with financial support targeted at the costs of logistics. Collaboration with new teams or across disciplines are particularly encouraged, as well as participation in larger/international activities.

The SPI Technogrants support Swiss groups developing technologies relevant for research in polar regions and other extreme environments such as remote high-altitude regions. Collaborations with engineering schools, start-ups or private companies are eligible and encouraged.

For both call for proposals, the amount per successfully evaluated project is capped at 75’000.- CHF.

The submission deadline is 19 October 2022, 12:00 (Swiss time).

We look forward to receiving your applications. The SPI team remains at your disposal for any question: .

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