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Support for polar research

The mission of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is to co-ordinate and promote Swedish polar research. This includes the following application-based funding:

Operational support for polar research

It is possible to apply for funding to carry out field work with the aim of collecting data and samples in the polar regions. The support is provided at three different levels: programme, project and support to minor extent.

Operational support for polar research

Research at the Abisko Scientific Research Station

The Abisko Scientific Research Station is managed by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. Researchers who wish to carry out activities at the research station should apply directly to the station.

Abisko Scientific Research Station

Support for networking activities

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat offers funding to cover the costs of events contributing to networking and the co-ordination of Swedish polar research.

Polar networks (in Swedish)


Visit the Polar Research Portal to read about current Swedish expeditions in Antarctica.


The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and Swedish Research Council have established a shared roadmap for support to research projects in polar regions outside Sweden.