The second open call for CliC grants was launched in December 2022 with deadline 1st of March 2023. The total budget allocated was 30 000 CHF. A total of 59 applications from 24 countries were submitted.

The applications were evaluated according to the call´s criteria: (i) Quality of the research, (ii) Relevance to CliC strategic areas, (iii) Feasibility (timeline and budget), and (iv) Clear deliverables/outcomes.

Four projects were selected, details are shown below.

Name (Gender/Country/Degree)Project titleStudy region
Robbie Mallett
New generation of low-cost, handheld radars for sea ice research and teachingArctic & Antarctica
Anushilan Acharya
(F/Nepal, PhD stud)
Risk analysis of avalanche hazards of high-mountain communitiesAnnapuma Nepal
Eleanor Fox
(F/ UK/PhD stud)
Investigating the relationships between mountain cryosphere changes and water availability and access for communities in the semi-arid Chilean AndesAndes, Chile
Gansukh Yadamsuren
(M/Mongolia/PhD stud)
Permafrost degradation and impact on water supplyKhentii Mts, Mongolia