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The aim of the Norwegian-Estonian Research Cooperation Programme is to foster the exchange of scientific knowledge between Norwegian and Estonian researchers and to establish advanced and synergistic collaborative research between research institutions in Norway and Estonia.
Proposals for research projects are invited in all areas of research. The subject of the research projects has not been prescribed.
The Programme will be implemented through joint research projects, enabling research teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in order to jointly address research problems.
The Programme shall contribute to the strengthening of existing, and the creation of new, long-term scientific relations between Estonian and Norwegian research institutions and research teams.
Universities, independent research institutes, university colleges and SMEs.
Project partners have to be public or private research and development institutions or private law enterprises.
Application are to be submitted by an Estonian research and development institution. Cooperation with at least one research project partner from Norway is a mandatory criterion.
Institutions established in countries outside of Estonia or Norway (third countries) can participate as additional project partners. Project costs will not be covered for third country partners from the project grant, except for the travel costs for the participants from their institution.
2013 - 30th April 2016
The programme is funded through EEA and Norway Grants according to the EEA Agreement for the period 2009-2014. Approximately EUR 3 million is available for Estonian-Norwegian research cooperation. Only one call is forseen for this funding period.