PORA grants are awarded to the best eligible projects relating to the development in the Arctic in such fields as:

  • Protecting nature and human habitat ecology;
  • Supporting traditional industries of the aboriginal population of the Arctic as a means of ensuring their survival;
  • IT contributing to the development in the Arctic in the social and economic dimensions;
  • Innovation and technology improving human life conditions and economic performance in the High North;
  • Healthy way of life and cutting-edge technology in health care as a means of preserving and developing human resources;
  • Protecting threatened and endangered species as part of preserving biodiversity and promoting environmental tourism.


In 2019, the standard grant sum is RUB 50,000 for individual applicants and 100,000 for organizations.