The French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor supports and implements research programs in the Polar Regions, following assessment by its Council for Polar Science and Technology Programmes (CPST). Applications are selected based on their scientific interest and their feasibility in the field. Programmes generally run for several years (four years maximum and renewable annually). A call for projects is sent out to the scientific community before the summer in the year preceding the field campaigns.
IPEV only supports scientific projects from French public research organizations, the project leader must work for one of these organizations. Projects submitted by PhD students, post-doc fellows, Eminent researchers or teachers cannot be accepted.