Call for proposals: Ryder 2019 expedition

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat invites proposals from the Swedish science community to participate in the Ryder 2019 expedition to northwest Greenland in August–September 2019.

The planning procedure is ongoing, many details are still under investigation and with this call, we would like to invite Swedish scientists to express their interest of joining the expedition on board icebreaker Oden, with possibilities of terrestrial field work.

The Ryder 2019 expedition will have a similar layout as the Petermann 2015 expedition.

How to apply

The number of Swedish projects and berths are not yet decided. At this stage, we would like you to describe your project with focus on field methods and include how many berths you would need to complete your work.

Scientists affiliated with a Swedish university can apply. Please, e-mail your proposal and your CV to with the subject “Ryder 2019”.

The application should not exceed four A4 pages excluding references.

Please organise your proposal under the following headings:

  • Summary (max 300 words)
  • Background
  • Scientific purpose and questions
  • Field methods and implementation
  • Logistical requirements

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Feasibility (e.g. funding, risks, permits, compatibility with WPs on board).
  • Scientific excellence of researchers.
  • The importance of the geographical location.

Deadline for applications is 31 January 2019. Applicants will get notified as soon as possible, but not later than 15 March 2019, wether their project can be included in the expedition or not.


Questions? Please, contact:

Åsa Lindgren
Head of Department of Ship-Based Research

Last modified: 7 January 2019