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New white paper on industrial policy focuses on innovation

The Norwegian Government has launched a white paper on industrial policy that provides a framework for a trade and industry that has the capacity to restructure and innovate. The three main public agencies in the Norwegian research and innovation system are ready to follow up the policy using new and existing instruments.
Date: 24.04.2017

The Research Council’s first call for proposals for the municipal sector has been issued

The Research Council of Norway’s new Programme on Research and Innovation in the Municipal Sector (FORKOMMUNE) is announcing funding for pre-projects to develop innovation and networks in the municipal sector.
Date: 20.04.2017

Next application deadline: 26 April 2017

Are you planning to submit a grant proposal to the Research Council for the 26 April deadline? Follow our advice on how to avoid any last-minute glitches.
Date: 12.04.2017

Now you can request changes to your project information directly in “My RCN Web”

The Research Council of Norway has launched a new function that makes it easier for users to access project information relating to their funded research projects. The project manager and project administrator can create a change request in “My RCN Web” whenever they need to update the approved project framework.
Date: 04.04.2017

NOK 500 million available for FRIPRO Toppforsk projects

For the fourth time, the Research Council of Norway is announcing funding under a joint funding initiative between the Council and Norway’s research institutions. This year, NOK 500 million is being made available for new FRIPRO Toppforsk projects.
Date: 31.03.2017

Ten new Norwegian Centres of Excellence

The Research Council of Norway has granted ten research groups status as Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF centres). The new centres will receive a total of NOK 1.5 billion over a ten-year period to carry out world-class research.
Date: 17.03.2017

Hallén steps down after 12 years, Røttingen takes over as head of Research Council

Earlier this week, Research Council of Norway staff thanked Arvid Hallén for his 12 years as Director General. John-Arne Røttingen assumes the top position.
Date: 01.03.2017

Changes to this year’s FRIPRO call

The application deadline for this year’s FRIPRO call is 24 May. Phase two of the third joint funding initiative for the FRIPRO scheme is being implemented in 2017, and NOK 500 million will be available for new FRIPRO Toppforsk projects with start-up in 2018.
Date: 22.02.2017

228 grant proposals submitted for the February application deadline

The Research Council of Norway received 228 grant proposals for the 15 February deadline. Nearly NOK 400 million in funding was available in total.
Date: 20.02.2017

Social science research institutes a national asset

An evaluation of social science institutes shows that they have made important contributions to policy and social development at many levels. The institutes do a good job of cooperating with, and understanding the needs of, their clients and various users.
Date: 17.02.2017