The Arctic Challenge for Sustainability II (ArCS II) is a Japanese national flagship project for Arctic research. The project is the result of collaboration of three institutions: the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), and Hokkaido University.

As a priority program of the Arctic Challenge for Sustainability II (ArCS II) project, this call for applications invites a wide range of International Early Career Researchers from the Arctic and non-Arctic countries who are engaged in Arctic research and supports their research, by providing financial support for mid-to-long-term travel and residence at universities and research institutions in Japan. At the same time, this project aims to revitalize mutual exchange between Arctic researchers in Japan and early career researchers overseas and strengthen the cooperative system for international joint research.

This call for applications will have three deadlines within FY2023. However, please note that the call for applications may be terminated when the total amount of support for the selected programs reaches the budget limit. The first deadline is August 31, 2023, for projects starting from November 2023 to February 2024. The second deadline is October 31, 2023, for projects starting from January 2024 to February 2024. The third deadline is January 31, 2024, for projects starting in February 2024. All projects must end by March 2025.

For detailed information and to download the application materials, learn more here.