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Current Research Grants

Institute research staff currently hold grants of about £3.6 million, of which £1.3 million is from the UK research councils.

Grants from UK Research Councils

Airborne geophysical investigations of basal conditions at flow transitions of outlet glaciers on the Greenland Ice Sheet

Source: Natural Environment Research Council,
Grant NE/H020667/1
£840,000 (2010–13)

Marine geophysical and geological investigations of past flow and stability of a major Greenland ice stream in the late Quaternary

Source: Natural Environment Research Council,
Grant NE/D001986/1
£217,341 (2006–2010)

Understanding contemporary changes in the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Source: Natural Environment Research Council,
Grant NE/E005950/1
£165,878 (2007–2010)

Airborne geophysical exploration of central East Antarctica

Source: Natural Environment Research Council,
Grant NE/F016646/1
£11,250 (2008–2012)

Determining the dynamic response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to climatic forcing using a geophysical, remote-sensing and numerical modelling framework

Source: Natural Environment Research Council,
Grant NE/G00692X/1
£93,018 (2009–2012)

Grants from Other Sources

Arctic glaciers and their response to environmental change

Source: John Ellerman Foundation
£90,000 (2008–2011)

Modelling permafrost dynamics and change in the Arctic

Source: ENI SpA
£521,744 (2008–2012)

Investigations into the impacts of environmental change on the glaciers and ice caps of the Arctic

Source: ConocoPhillips
£100,359 (2008–2011)

Management of bar-coding data for the identification of Antarctic marine animals from genetic DNA

Source: Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research,
CAML Bar-coding Project
£45,578 (2007–2010)

Growth and decay of Antarctic and Arctic ice sheets from marine geophysical records with particular reference to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Source: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation,
Sir Isaac Newton Trust
£75,701 (2010–2012)

Antarctic Treaty Summit: Science-Policy Interactions in International Governance

Source: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
Euro 75,000 (2009–2011)

Arctic Ocean Geopolitics

Sources: Judge Business School, World Wildlife Fund,
Foundation for the Good
Governance of International Spaces
£145,000 (2008–2010)

Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean, NATO Advanced Research Workshop.

Sources: NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme,
Aspen Institute, Shell
International, Darmouth College, WWF Arctic
£44,000 (2010–2011)

HLF Stage 2 Museum Grant - Renovation of museum and archives: developing the Scott Polar Research Institute museum

Source: Heritage Lottery Fund,
Grant HG-06-01385/2
£994,000 (2009–2011)

HLF Collecting Cultures Grant - Arctic visions: Inuit art and material culture

Source: Heritage Lottery Fund,
Grant CC-07-011106
£200,000 (2008–2010)