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Next application deadline: 9 September 2015

Are you planning to submit a grant proposal to the Research Council for the 9 September deadline? Follow our advice on how to avoid any last-minute glitches.
Date: 26.08.2015

Must create a stronger culture for commercialisation

A new evaluation report concludes that the universities’ Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) have become more professional and expanded their capacity. At the same time the report warns there is great potential value that will remain unrealised if Norway’s universities and university colleges do not do more to strengthen the culture for commercialisation.
Date: 26.08.2015

New aquaculture programme with a stronger focus on industry

The Research Council of Norway’s new Large-scale Programme on Aquaculture Research (HAVBRUK2) was launched recently at the Aqua Nor international aquaculture trade fair in Trondheim.
Date: 24.08.2015

Research funding under EEA and Norway Grants reaches NOK 1 billion

One hundred and forty-five research projects in five Eastern and Central European countries have received a total of NOK 1 billion in funding under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme in the period 2009–2014. Norwegian and Icelandic research groups are taking part in all of the projects.

Date: 14.08.2015

Promising Ebola vaccine

The Research Council of Norway’s Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) is co-funding testing of a new vaccine against Ebola that is drawing widespread international attention. The research programme has allocated NOK 20 million towards this work.
Date: 11.08.2015

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