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.
- 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.
- 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.
Swedish national polar research programmes – 2014 and beyond
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and the Swedish Research Council share the responsibility for national level planning of Swedish polar research. In 2014, the two government agencies published a roadmap to present research projects selected to receive support for field work in the polar regions outside Sweden.