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New strategy available in English

The Research Council of Norway’s new overall strategy – Research for innovation and sustainability –sets out the guidelines and principles for the Research Council’s activities up to 2020. The strategy document is now available in English.
Date: 03.07.2015

Allocating NOK 1.3 billion for research infrastructure

The Research Council of Norway will be allocating nearly NOK 1.3 billion for research facilities, laboratories, scientific equipment and databases. Twenty-nine research-related infrastructure projects have been approved.
Date: 29.06.2015

Giant leap ahead for cooperation between Japan and Norway

In the wake of Japan-Norway Science Week held in Tokyo in May, research collaboration between Norway and Japan has taken a major step forward. A joint call for proposals on environment-friendly energy systems will be issued this summer.
Date: 25.06.2015

ERC funding awarded to three Norwegian researchers

Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) have been awarded Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
Date: 25.06.2015

Norway met the EU on Norway Day

Researchers, research administrators and bureaucrats recently came together at Norway Day 2015 in Brussels. The theme of the event was future perspectives on research cooperation, with special focus on the energy sector.
Date: 17.06.2015

1 601 grant proposals submitted for the May application deadline

Upwards of NOK 1 billion in funding was announced for the 27 May application deadline. Seventy-five per cent of the grant applications were submitted to the FRIPRO funding scheme for independent basic research projects.

Date: 17.06.2015

NOK 200 million for research to improve public services

The Research Council of Norway’s new Large-scale Programme on Health, Care and Welfare Services Research (HELSEVEL) will announce NOK 200 million in funding in its first call for proposals.
Date: 15.06.2015

Measured up to top prize in national research competition for children

Pupils in grade 6 at Haus school in Hordaland county took top honours in this year’s Nysgjerrigper research contest for their work on pace as a unit of measurement and step tracking.
Date: 12.06.2015

National screening programme has markedly reduced breast cancer mortality

A research-based evaluation of the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme concludes that the target of reducing breast cancer mortality by 30 per cent has nearly been achieved.
Date: 12.06.2015

New Division Research Boards

The Executive Board of the Research Council of Norway has appointed new Division Research Boards for the four-year period from 1 June 2015 to 31 May 2019.
Date: 01.06.2015

Next application deadline: 27 May 2015

Are you planning to submit a grant proposal to the Research Council for the 27 May deadline? Follow our advice on how to avoid any last-minute glitches.
Date: 19.05.2015

New overall strategy launched

The Research Council of Norway’s new overall strategy – Research for innovation and sustainability – was recently approved by the Executive Board. The new strategy sets out the guidelines and principles for the Research Council’s activities up to 2020.
Date: 18.05.2015

Environmental research institutes need to reach out more

The quality of research carried out at Norway’s environmental research institutes is high in all respects, but the institutes should be more active in exploring potential funding opportunities from the EU and the Research Council of Norway. They should also expand cooperation among themselves and with new partners in the private and public sectors.

Date: 18.05.2015