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Find out about recent activities by our members and stay up to date with events, funding opportunities and outreach activities organized by NARI and its members. 



The Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic programme now has an open call for preparatory projects and will close on 19 September 2022 11:00am Irish time. The Monitoring Committee will decide the successful project applications on 23 November 2022. For more details, click on the article link below!

Winner of the Marine Institute's 2022 Emerging Leaders competition.

Last month NARI spoke with Chloe Richards, the winner of the Marine Institute's competition to send one early-career resercher from Ireland to join the Arctic Frontier's annual voyage through the Norweigen arctic archipelego as part of their Emerging Leaders program.


The First Call for main project applications for the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2021-2027 is open from 27th April 2022 to 20th June 2022, for Priorities 1 & 2.

PRIORITY 1: Strengthening the innovation capacity for resilient and attractive NPA communities

PRIORITY 2: Strengthening the capacity for climate change adaptation, and resource sufficiency in NPA communities

Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders 2022 - Marine Institute Competition


The Marine Institute, in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland in Oslo and the Department of Foreign Affairs, is running a competition for a scientist under 35 years of age (as of 3rd February 2022) to participate in the Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders programme. DFA has secured funding for one young Irish researcher to attend the program.


Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders is an Arctic early career and mentoring program in the High North of Norway for young scientists and professionals with special interest in Arctic topics. If you are an aspiring Arctic leader under 35 years and want to learn about how your research aligns with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Working Groups of the Arctic Council, you are welcome to apply. Please note that travel to Norway will be subject to all public health advice in place at that time.

Scientific Themes

The Emerging Leaders program 2022 revolves around the theme of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development. Selected speakers and mentors will present current issues of the Ocean Decade from an Arctic perspective. The participants will be challenged to relate challenges outlined by the Ocean Decade to their own local and sectoral context and develop innovative ideas on how to address these through teamwork and creative thinking.

For the sponsorship from DFA, the evaluation of submissions will also be linked closely to the Working Groups of the Arctic Council.

How to apply

Students under 35 years of age (as of 3rd February 2022) and who will be registered at an academic institution on the island of Ireland for the 2022 academic year should send applications via email.

Applications for the Emerging Leaders program 2022 must contain the following:
A letter of motivation describing the candidate’s field of interest, why the candidate wants to participate in Emerging Leaders 2022 and which expectations the candidate has for their participation in the program. Letters should be no longer than one page, written in font size 12.
A second page should be attached stating how your research interests align with the project portfolios of the Working Groups of the Arctic Council and how you propose to engage with the Network of Arctic Researchers in Ireland ( throughout 2022. Maximum one page, written in font size 12.
CV (including the candidate’s date of birth), maximum 2 pages.
A letter of support signed by the candidate’s superior/supervisor and administrative responsible.
Applications should be sent by 16.00h on Friday, 8th October, 2021 to with a delivery and read receipt. Applications will be reviewed by the Embassy of Ireland in Oslo and the MI. Late applications cannot be considered.

Understanding the past to help predict the future

The Marine Institute

An Irish-led team of scientists on board the Marine Institute's RV Celtic Explorer will return to Galway Harbour today (16 September 2020), after 24 days in the Nordic and Greenland Seas to investigate past climate change in the Arctic region.


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