Equally, such a letter can also strengthen arguments for wider use of project investment for the funder. Carrying the signature of the President, UArctic Support Letters will be promptly issued by the UArctic International Secretariat after a quality review by the relevant UArctic Strategic Area lead.
The University of the Arctic will consider support letter requests for activities that are:
- For a UArctic-endorsed activity which is part of UArctic’s core operations in education, mobility, research programs, or network administration;
- For a UArctic related initiative/project involving an established Program, Thematic Network, Institute, and other UArctic unit; or
- For a UArctic relevant activity originating from a UArctic Member institution or organization.
To enable UArctic to adequately review a request and produce a support letter, each request proposal needs to include:
- A summary of the call or funding initiative for which the letter of support is being requested;
- A short draft text for the support letter, to ensure we address areas important to the application;
- The name, title and organization of the lead person, as well as the names, titles and organization of all application partners;
- A brief description of the purpose of the project or initiative, how it is linked to UArctic, and how it reflects our goals and values;
- And also, if applicable, details on specific confidentiality requirements relating to information about the project and/or the application proposal.
Applicants are asked to submit their requests at least 14 days in advance of any deadline.
In receiving a letter of support from UArctic, applicants agree to provide the UArctic International Secretariat with:
- A copy of the final application or a summary within two weeks after it has been formally submitted.
- Information on any decision made regarding the application in question, provided within two weeks of receipt.