Call for applications for new projects using CIRC research platform in Abisko 2015

Call for applications for new projects using CIRC research platform in Abisko 2015

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 2015. The research could be a significant development of an existing project or it could be a totally new project, including pilot studies that could serve as basis for grant or post doc 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. We encourage applications including young researchers and collaborators outside EMG (national and international).
  • The proposed research should be for new projects without full funding.

Applications should include:

  1. Research plan (max one A4 page) including time plan, budget, role of participating researchers, and existing (if any) funding for the project.
  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 300 kkr and the intention is to fund up to five projects. We will reserve one grant to early carrier scientist (PhD stud., post doc, ass. prof.) and one grant to project involving researchers outside EMG. Evaluation and ranking of applications will be made by the CIRC director and a panel of 2-3 senior researchers.

The application deadline is 1pm Friday, 10 April, 2015. Applications are to be sent as one complete file via e-mail to Jan Karlsson, jan.karlsson@emg.umu.se.

All users of the CIRC research platform are invited for the CIRC spring meeting, held in Abisko 23-24 April, 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.