Research Funding

Each year, the Greenland Research Council funds research projects associated with Greenland institutions, within and across all main scientific areas, to a total of DKK 1.2 million. Furthermore, three – five PhD and PostDoc scholarships are awarded each year, co-financed by Greenland and Denmark. We prioritize projects with a strong emphasis on community engagement, dissemination and capacity building.

Research Promotion Grant

Apply for funding and realize your research idea!
Eligible projects can apply up to DKK 100,000. Read our instructions and current notices below. 

Public:
Public sector bodies that need research in connection with innovation activities to
develop services can apply for funding. We support research projects where
the public sector collaborates with researchers.

Industry:
We provide financial support for research and innovation projects that
collaborate with Greenland industries.

Research organizations:
Our key target group is research organizations and independent researchers.
We support the most original ideas and initiatives within Greenland research.
To ensure that the research council’s funding is given to the highest quality
projects, the grants are allocated via open calls without thematic limitations.
We support research activities that benefit Greenland society,
and scientific quality is the most important assessment criteria when allocating
the funds.

Next application round:

Spring 2022
Deadline: March 1 at 12 noon

Application Processing

The deadline for submission of applications is 1 March and 1 October at 12 noon.
If the date falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the next coming working day.

Expect 8 weeks of processing time from the application deadline.
All applicants will be notified of the application outcome.

If, before the end of the application deadline, the applicant discovers that an already submitted application is incomplete or deficient, the full application must be resubmitted together with the missing information. The applicant should then inform the Greenland Research Council secretariat that a new and complete application has been submitted.
If the application deadline has already passed, the application will be assessed as it is.

Applicants must meet the following requirements for eligibility:
• the application has been submitted online via www.nis.gl
• All relevant sections of the application form are complete
• the number of pages does not exceed the number specified
• the applicant has submitted a report to the Greenland Research Council secretariat on funds previously received
The terms are the same regardless of citizenship.

Grantee responsibilities:

• The grantee is responsible for ensuring that the grant is used for the designated purpose.
• The grantee must publish the results of the research project.
• Funded projects must upload their project on Isaaffik – the Arctic Gateway at the website www.isaaffik.org
• In connection with the publication of the results of the research project, the grantee must state that the research project has received a grant from the Greenland Research Council.

No later than 1 March an annual report must be submitted. The report should state the amount of the grant and expenses covered for in the preceding calendar year. The report must be submitted by completing the reporting form available via the applicant portal on www.nis.gl.
No later than four months after the end of the project, the applicant must provide accounts for the grant, a report of a maximum of 400 words and easy-to-understand illustrations in a form that is suitable for dissemination to the Greenland population.
All publications of results must be documented in the final report submitted via the applicant portal of the website.
Publications of results will be recorded in the council’s statistics.

PhD and Postdoc Stipends

Each year, the Government of Greenland and the Danish state co-fund a number of PhD and postdoctoral stipends. The stipends are intended to strengthen Danish-Greenlandic research cooperation and support young researchers. All major scientific fields are prioritized.

The Greenlandic Research Council evaluates applications, while the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources administers the stipends.
Information on eligibility and application forms can be found on the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources website: natur.gl 

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