An overview over the Research Council of Norway’s distribution of allocations among subject fields, institutions, sectors, counties, funding instruments, recruitment positions and key activities during the period 2010–2014 may be found in the tables and figures compiled in “Forskningsrådet i tall 2014 – Tabeller og figurer” (in Norwegian). An English-language list of these has been prepared to assist non-Norwegian readers. See the links at right.
The overall budget for the Research Council for 2014 was NOK 8 046 million. The Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries were the two largest funding sources, together providing over one-half of the Research Council’s financial means.
The period 2010–2014 saw a small rise in allocations to the university and university college sector, primarily linked to the launch of new Centres of Excellence (SFF) and funding for infrastructure. Funding for infrastructure is also the main reason behind the increase in allocations to the health trusts.
The figure below illustrates the growth in allocations from policy-oriented programmes. This is due primarily to an increase in allocations from the Research Programme on Human Biobanks and Health Data (BIOBANK), the Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) and the Polar Research Programme (POLARPROG). In addition, there was a smaller increase in allocations from the Research Programme on Health and Care Services (HELSEOMSORG), the Research Programme on the Oceans and Coastal Areas (HAVKYST) and the Research Programme on Public Health (FOLKEHELSE).
The research institute sector received the largest share of Research Council allocations, at 42 per cent. This amount includes public basic funding.
The figure shows allocations from the Research Council by key funding instruments. (In NOK million.)
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