The foundation aims to provide funding and support for long-term research and research-promoting activities, including research-based recruitment at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The foundation also supports comparable activities at other institutions in the country that are actively cooperating with UiT.
The foundation takes contact with potential partners, either through direct communication and/or through calls for applications. In both cases, the process of achieving funding takes several rounds distributed over a number of months. It is not possible to send applications to the foundation outside of announcement periods.
There are various ways to make suggestions to the foundation:
The foundation has chosen a special advisory committee to assist in quality assurance, while assessments from independent, industry-specific experts are also utilized. The process is adapted to each project and is indicated in the call for applications and/or clarified with the individual applicant.
TFS aims to explore well-founded topics that are firmly established at UiT. TFS support is therefore given exclusively as co-financing to subjects that the institution clearly prioritizes.
The support of TFS should make a clear difference in the outcome of the project, enabling actions that would have otherwise not been possible. The foundation prioritizes projects that have a positive effect on the community or region. TFS and its partners are responsible for identifying the effects that their support has on a project.
TFS intends to fund a limited number of large projects that are well-founded in UiT’s strategy. Projects should preferably contain themes of regional relevance based on high quality, impactful research that can be positively affected by TFS’s involvement.