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Brexit will not immediately affect cooperation between Norwegian and UK partners under Horizon 2020

The UK decision to withdraw from the European Union as a result of the referendum will have no immediate impact on UK participation under the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.
Date: 01.07.2016

New policy for researcher recruitment to increase interaction and international mobility

The Research Council of Norway has drawn up a new policy for recruitment to the research sector.
Date: 27.06.2016

New funding mechanism to help combat poverty

Through the new funding mechanism Visjon2030 there will be a call for innovation projects in education and health aiming to help combat poverty, and a call on formative dialogue reseach to follow the innovation projects from start to end. Welcome to an information meeting 21 June.
Date: 10.06.2016

John-Arne Røttingen named Research Council's new Director General

Today, John-Arne Røttingen was officially appointed as the new Director General of the Research Council of Norway.
Date: 14.06.2016

1740 grant proposals submitted for the May application deadline

A total of NOK 2.7 billion was announced in this funding round. Nearly three-fourths of the applications received were submitted to the FRIPRO funding scheme for independent projects.
Date: 06.06.2016

Research Council expands focus on marine technology

The Research Council of Norway is expanding cooperation on innovation and research in the field of marine technology as a means of realising the transfer potential between the maritime industries.
Date: 31.05.2016

Norway to fund eight new Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)

The Research Council of Norway has granted funding to eight new Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME).
Date: 27.05.2016

HAVKYST programme concluded

The Oceans and Coastal Areas Programme (HAVKYST) has provided new insight into marine and coastal processes and generated valuable knowledge for the public and business sectors alike.
Date: 23.05.2016

NOK 96 million for research on research and innovation policy

The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding to two centres that will study the impacts of research and how society can gain greater benefit from its research investments. The centres will receive an annual allocation of up to NOK 12 million for eight years.
Date: 13.05.2016

Who should the Research Council’s awards go to this year?

Nominations for the Research Council of Norway’s awards for 2016 are open, so submit your candidates soon.
Date: 12.05.2016

Annual report of the Executive Board for 2015: New strategy sets the direction

In 2015 the Executive Board adopted the new main strategy «Research for Innovation and Sustainability». The strategy marked a high point in a year with a generally broad focus on the role of research in social development.
Date: 11.05.2016

Norwegian funding for development of lifesaving vaccine

The Research Council of Norway’s Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) has helped to fund the development of a vaccine against the deadly rotavirus, which affects children in particular. The vaccine is now being added to India’s immunisation programme.
Date: 21.04.2016

Focus on bioeconomy bringing new industrial opportunities

Smarter, increased utilisation of bioresources is essential for making our future society sustainable.
Date: 19.04.2016

New evaluation: Public spending on R&D has positive effects

A recent evaluation by Statistics Norway shows that governmental support of R&D and innovation in the private sector has positive effects. The tax incentive scheme SkatteFUNN is found to be particularly cost effective.
Date: 18.04.2016

Strengthening polar research cooperation between Norway and Japan

Polar research nations Norway and Japan have much to gain from working more closely together. Increased cooperation will be in focus when Japan-Norway Arctic Science and Innovation Week kicks off in Tokyo at the beginning of June.
Date: 15.04.2016

New award for young outstanding researchers: nominations are open

The prize will be awarded to one or more researchers under the age of 38 whose work demonstrates high scientific merit, independence and innovative thinking. Nominations may be submitted by all institutions and individuals and in all subject fields.
Date: 01.04.2016

The Research Council updates Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure

The Research Council has now updated the Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure. The updated roadmap lays the foundation both for the next funding announcement and for the assessment of the next proposals for infrastructure grants.
Date: 18.03.2016

Thirty-four centres advance to the final round

A total of 34 centres have been invited to submit a detailed application to be awarded status as a new Norwegian Centre of Excellence (SFF).
Date: 17.03.2016

Four Norwegian proposals granted ERC funding

Thus far, grant proposals submitted to the European Research Council (ERC) in 2015 have resulted in the award of one Starting Grant and three Consolidator Grants.
Date: 14.03.2016

Top-notch global health research

The Research Council's Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) represents a major and beneficial component of Norway’s efforts to promote global health, according to the findings of a mid-term evaluation of the programme.
Date: 08.03.2016

The technical-industrial institutes of tomorrow

A new evaluation report from the Research Council of Norway concludes that the technical-industrial institutes play a vital role in value creation in Norwegian trade and industry, but they should strive to strengthen their capacity to innovate.
Date: 01.03.2016

495 applications received by the February deadline, the SAMKUL programme drew most interest

Some 166 grant applications were submitted to various cultural and social research programmes. The Programme on the Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL) received by far the most applications, with 127.
Date: 19.02.2016

New strategy for maritime R&D and innovation in the making

The Research Council of Norway is serving as the secretariat in the effort to prepare the new Maritim21 strategy, which is scheduled for completion in November 2016.
Date: 05.02.2016

Growing pressure on the welfare state

Research on the restructuring of the welfare state, the green transition and industrial development should be at the top of the agenda when the Norwegian Government draws up the national budget for 2017, according to Director General of the Research Council of Norway, Arvid Hallén.
Date: 12.01.2016

New methods for diagnosing and treating cancer

The Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Cancer Society are joining forces to ensure that results from Norwegian cancer research make it from the laboratory to the market more quickly – for the benefit of the patients.
Date: 08.01.2016

Major investment in research for a low-emission society

Research is critical for achieving a low-emission society. The Research Council of Norway gives high priority to this field; 15 of the Council’s research programmes include research related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 11.12.2015

Societal impact of research to be evaluated

Society is investing more and more resources in research, and research results are being implemented in constantly new ways. From now on, the societal impact of research will be a key element of the Research Council of Norway’s evaluations of subject fields and research institutes.

Date: 10.12.2015

Technical-industrial institutes essential for Norwegian value creation

A socio-economic impact analysis conducted by the international Technopolis Group consultancy firm on commission from the Research Council of Norway shows that Norway’s technical-industrial institutes play an essential role in industrial value creation.
Date: 10.12.2015

Mission Innovation: Norway to take part in joint energy initiative

As a prelude to the climate negotiations in Paris, the heads of state of 20 countries have launched the new joint international effort on energy, Mission Innovation. Norway is one of the countries behind the initiative, which the Research Council of Norway has helped to develop.
Date: 08.12.2015

NOK 2 billion for new independent projects under the FRIPRO scheme

The Research Council of Norway will allocate a total of NOK 1.96 billion for projects under the funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) with start-up in 2016. NOK 960 million is being allocated now, with another NOK 1 billion to be allocated for Toppforsk top-level projects at the end of January.

Date: 07.12.2015

Research Council gives urban research a boost

The growing urban population is leading to increasingly larger challenges in many areas of society. But with the right measures, these challenges can become opportunities. To this end, the Research Council of Norway is now boosting funding for urban research.
Date: 02.12.2015

Researchers want more time to communicate

Norwegian researchers would like to spend more time on science communication. A desire to spread knowledge throughout society is their key motivation, according to a survey commissioned by the Research Council of Norway.

Date: 01.12.2015

The SFF scheme receives the most applications for the November deadline

The Research Council of Norway received a total of 277 grant proposals for the 25 November deadline, of which 150 were submitted under the call for proposals for the fourth generation of Centres of Excellence (SFF).
Date: 30.11.2015

New Nordic research programme on gender balance

The Research Council of Norway will play a key role in a new research programme on gender balance in research and innovation established by NordForsk, the major Nordic research-funding organisation.
Date: 25.11.2015

New research centre on right-wing extremism for University of Oslo

The Research Council of Norway has allocated NOK 50 million to the University of Oslo to establish a research centre on far-right political extremism.
Date: 24.11.2015

Norway a dynamo in research on the EU

Norwegian research groups are among Europe’s best when it comes to research on the EU. Three projects have received a total of EUR 7.5 million from Horizon 2020 to study the EU’s role as a global actor.
Date: 20.11.2015