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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

NOK 110 million for new interdisciplinary biotechnology projects

The Research Council of Norway is awarding funding to six new projects under the new Centre for Digital Life Norway, which will bring the total number of projects associated with the centre to 12.
Date: 13.02.2017

Get help with your EU project from idea to project proposal

The Research Council of Norway is providing assistance from external consultants to help Norwegian applicants for Horizon 2020 funding to produce project proposals that can succeed in the tough EU competition.
Date: 03.02.2017

ERC grants awarded for research on child protection, evolution and the brain

Three Norwegian researchers have been awarded some NOK 18 million each from the European Research Council (ERC) in the form of a Consolidator Grant, which is awarded to outstanding researchers with ground-breaking projects.
Date: 24.01.2017

Research Council suggests ways to make Horizon 2020 even better

The Research Council of Norway finds that much is working well under Horizon 2020, which is now at the midway mark, and has proposed some further improvements to the world’s largest research and innovation programme.
Date: 20.01.2017