Call for proposals for new projects using CIRC research platform in Abisko 2016

Call for proposals for new projects using CIRC research platform in Abisko 2016

The Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC, www.emg.umu.se/forskning/circ) is situated at the Abisko Scientific Research Station (ANS) in subarctic northern Sweden. The main focus of the research is to get a better understanding of the structure and functioning of northern ecosystems, and especially how climate and environmental change will affect terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. CIRC has own office space and laboratories (including climate chambers and analytical capacity) as well as established field sites across climate gradients for comparative and experimental work. We invite researchers to use the research platform.

Call for new research

CIRC will support establishment of new research using the CIRC research platform in 2016. The research could be a significant development of an existing project or it could be a totally new project, including pilot studies and meetings that could serve as basis for grant applications. Applications could include costs for accommodation, equipment and analysis, and field and lab assistance.

Criteria for applying for support:

  • The main applicant should be employed or affiliated at EMG during the project period.
  • The proposed research should be for new projects without full funding.

Applications (in English) should include:

  1. Research plan (max two A4 pages) including purpose and aims, time plan, budget, role of participating researchers, and existing (if any) funding for the project. Applications including costs for field and lab assistance should specify the needs (time period, %) to enable coordination among projects.
  2. CV (max one A4 page per applicant) providing information on current position of applicant(s) and current funding.

The total budget for the call is 500 kkr and the intention is to fund up to 10 projects. We encourage applications including early carrier scientist (PhD stud., post doc, ass. prof.), interdisciplinary collaborations within the KBC environment and collaborations with researchers outside EMG (national and international). Evaluation and ranking of applications will be made by the CIRC director and a panel of 2-3 senior researchers at EMG.

The application deadline is 1pm Friday, 12 February, 2016. Decision will be taken before the end of February. Applications are to be sent as one complete PDF file via e-mail to Jan Karlsson, jan.p.karlsson@umu.se

All users (including potential future users) of the CIRC research platform are invited for the CIRC spring meeting, held in Abisko (preliminary dates 21-23 March), where ongoing projects will be presented and summer activities coordinated. Contact Keith Larson (keith.larson@emg.umu.se) if you want to join the meeting.