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Disbursement - plans and deadlines

The following provides an overview of the key conditions that must be met for disbursement of funding as well as an overview of the planned dates for payment of funds for projects with automatic disbursement.

Project funding is primarily disbursed automatically or on the basis of electronic invoices (EHF-invoicing using the Norwegian electronic business documentation format - EHF format). R&D Project Agreement Document, article 6.4, will specify whether funding will be disbursed automatically or not.

Payments - automatic disbursement

Most projects with funding from the Research Council of Norway are encompassed by the automatic disbursement scheme, with payment of funds at four-month intervals. This applies to Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents, Innovation Projects for the Industrial/Public Sector, Knowledge-building Projects for Industry, basic funding for research institutes and more.

Mandatory progress reports and/or project account reports must be submitted to and approved by the Research Council before funds may be disbursed. The disbursement plan is set out in the contract with the Research Council. It is important that disbursements to the project take place at the same pace at which expenses accrue in the project accounts. In cases where the project is delayed or for other reasons has not accrued anticipated project expenses as planned, this must be reported immediately to the Research Council, pursuant to the General Terms and Conditions for R&D Projects.

Disbursement of the final instalment of the project period will not take place until the final report has been approved by the Research Council.

The table below contains an overview of the planned disbursement of funds in 2017. Disbursements are expected to be paid out in roughly the same period in subsequent years.

Automatic disbursement for first instalment 2017
Type of support Payment
Basic funding and other basic allocations Week 7
Researcher Projects, Research Institution-based Projects, Young Research Talents, fellowships and various others Week 12
Innovation Projects and Knowledge-building Projects Week 14

 

Automatic disbursement for second instalment 2017
Type of support Payment
Basic funding and other basic allocations Week 19
Researcher Projects, Research Institution-based Projects, Young Research Talents, fellowships and various others Week 25
Innovation Projects and Knowledge-building Projects part 1 Week 27
Innovation Projects and Knowledge-building Projects part 2 Week 35

 

Automatic disbursement for third instalment 2017
Type of support Payment
Basic funding Week 37
Researcher Projects, Research Institution-based Projects, Young Research Talents, fellowships and the remaining basic allocations Week 48
Innovation Projects and Knowledge-building Projects Disbursement subsequent to approval of Project account report

 

For projects with automatic disbursement, the Research Council will send the project owner an overview over the planned payment schedule by e-mail. The project owner must respond as requested in the e-mail.

Non-automatic disbursement – EHF-invoices

For projects that are not encompassed by the automatic disbursement scheme, payment will as a rule take place on the basis of invoices submitted to the Research Council (as specified in the R&D Project Agreement Document, article 6.4). The business enterprise number (organisasjonsnummer) of the Research Council is 970141669.

For projects extending over several years, the project owner must submit at least one invoice per year. Collective invoices for multiple projects are not permitted. Please remember to enter the project number assigned by the Research Council as "Your ref" on the invoice.

Invoices are paid out on an ongoing basis and without undue delay as soon as they are approved.

Published:
12.06.2015
Last updated:
13.03.2017