The INTERACT project under EU FP7 has Transnational Access program that offers access to 20 terrestrial research stations in Northernmost Europe and Russian Federation including:
The call for Transnational Access proposals is open until 15th December 2011 at 16:00 (UTC +2) on the INTERACT website www.eu-interact.org
The Summer Season refers to the period of May-Sept 2012, and Winter Season to the period Oct 2012–April 2013, with some variation depending on the research station. The list of sites available in the call can be found from the INTERACT website.
The user group (= the research group that applies for access to one or more research stations) must satisfy the following three conditions:
a) the user group leader and the majority of the users must work in an institution established in a Member State or Associated State*
b) the user group leader and the majority of the users must work in a country other than the country(ies) where the legal entity(ies) operating the infrastructure is(are) established. In other words the users must come from outside the countries were the INTERACT stations are located
c) there should not be a corresponding infrastructure in the country hosting the institution employing the user group’s leader. If such an infrastructure exists, the applicant should show how the specific conditions of the requested visit cannot be met by this national infrastructure.
(*Associate states: Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, Albania and Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Faeroe Islands)
**Applicants must hold a position at an institution of advanced research and/or education. Applicants without a PhD degree or equivalent research experience must provide letters of support from a supervisor.
Users are required to make their own travel arrangements and keep all original tickets and receipts. The travel costs will be reimbursed after the visit to the station(s) where the visit(s) was/were made. Advice on travel options can be obtained on request.
More information about the TA call and INTERACT can be found from www.eu-interact.org or by contacting WP4 coordinator Hannele Savela, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org or WP4 leader Kirsi Latola, PhD, email@example.com