The International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT) announces a call for proposals to be supported by the INTERACT Transnational Access program for Winter Season 2011/2012 (October-April) and Summer Season 2012 (May-September). In order to be eligible for this opportunity, the user group (research group) leader and the majority of the users must work at an institution established in a European Union Member or Associated State.

The Transnational Access program offers access to 18 research stations in Northernmost Europe and Russia. It provides free access for outside researchers to research facilities and field sites. A list of the applicable stations is available on the INTERACT website, at:

Additional eligibility requirements are as follows:
- The user group leader and the majority of the users must work in a
country other than the country where the legal entity operating the
infrastructure is established. For clarification on this rule,
please contact Kirsi Latola (
- 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

For the full call for proposals, including assignment of priority and
the application instructions, please go to:

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 31 August 2011.