Funding Opportunities

The Prix de Quervain 2024 will be awarded for work on topics relating to the two polar regions. Eligible to participate are young researchers with a master's or doctoral degree from the last 24 months or their master's, dissertation or postdoctoral work at a research institution in Switzerland. The evaluation will assess the scientific significance, creativity/originality, implementation in science and practice, and presentation, taking into account the different levels and academic ages of the applicants. The prize money of CHF 5,000 will be awarded in total or divided up, depending on the quality of the work submitted. 

With the Prix de Quervain, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, with their Commissions for Polar and High Altitude Research (SCPH) and the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch (SKHFJ), support young researchers in the fields of polar and high altitude research, alternating annually.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2024

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The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)'s Early Career Fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs). The OWSD Early Career fellows are supported to establish environments at their institutions where they can maintain an international standard of research and attract scholars from all over the world to collaborate.

Application deadline: 14 March 2024 (23:59 Rome time)

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The International Fellowships Programme offers early-career researchers a two-year opportunity at a UK institution to foster global connections and innovation, with a focus on independent research development.

Deadline: 13 March 2024, 17:00 GMT

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The 2024 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research invites submissions across all social science disciplines in comparative studies, offering €5,000 to the winning contribution.

Deadline: 30 April 2024

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NSF National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) is offering faculty in social, behavioral, or policy sciences a chance to co-develop projects at the crossroads of social science and STEM research. The Innovator Program awards two-year grants of up to USD 250,000. Explore eligibility and application details on this website and participate in Virtual Q&A sessions on 6 March 2024 and 4 April 2024. View the flyer for details.

Application deadline: 1 May 2024.

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Horizon Europe is calling for papers on "Harmonised / Standard protocols for the implementation of alert and impact forecasting systems as well as transnational emergency management in the areas of high-impact weather / climatic and geological disasters". 

The projects’ results are expected to contribute to some or all of the following outcomes:

  • Enhanced links between scientific community and first and second responders promoting user-targeted research and the faster transfer of science results into best practices;
  • Enhanced adoption of novel technologies such as advanced Earth Observation capabilities, and capabilities such as those from Earth Observation space technologies into prevention and management practices and tools;
  • Improvement of meteorological input (wind, temperature, precipitation, soil humidity) for extremes related to heat and drought (forest fires, heatwave, agricultural damage, low water for hydro power), especially concerning the support of counter activities;
  • Improved methods for cross-border and cross-sectoral knowledge transfer about risk, vulnerability, exposure, and monitoring methods;
  • Development of common technical standards of alert and impact forecasting systems that cope more efficiently with transboundary emergencies, and for GIS-based information systems dealing with high-impact weather / climatic and geological disasters management during emergencies;
  • Identification of needs and opportunities for transferring advanced scientific results into enhancement in disaster logistics and responses, including tailor-made education and training programmes for emergency management teams.

Planned opening date: 27 June 2024.
Deadline date: 20 November 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time.

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The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Research Cooperation.  Through a "Lead Agency Opportunity", NSF and SNSF will allow proposers from both countries to submit a collaborative proposal that will undergo a single review process at the Lead Agency. The Lead Agency will alternate between NSF and SNSF on an annual basis, and the review process will follow the usual evaluation process for the Lead Agency.

Regardless of Lead Agency, U.S. proposers must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) following the instructions. The first EOI deadline will be 17 February 2023; all subsequent EOI deadlines will be at least 60 calendar days in advance of the submission of the full proposal to the Lead Agency (e.g., 3 August 2023, for the October 2023 SNSF full proposal deadline). EOIs will be used to determine eligibility for the Lead Agency Opportunity.

SNSF is expected to serve as the Lead Agency:

  • From April 1st, 2023, through March 31st, 2024
  • From April 1st, 2025, through March 31st, 2026

NSF is expected to serve as the Lead Agency:

  • From April 1st, 2024, through March 31st, 2025
  • From April 1st, 2026, through March 31st, 2027,

SNSF will be the Lead Agency in the first year and will accept proposals on their deadlines of 3 April and 2 October 2023.

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IACS offer funding to support attendance at IACS General and Scientific Assemblies, and also co-sponsor cryosphere-related workshops, educational, or other events. 

There are three deadlines per year on 1 February, 1 June and 1 October.

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