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  • 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.

    Published: 21.04.2016
  • Focus on bioeconomy bringing new industrial opportunities

    Smarter, increased utilisation of bioresources is essential for making our future society sustainable. The Research Council of Norway will provide valuable support for Norwegian initiatives targeting the bioeconomy.

    Published: 19.04.2016
  • 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 15.04.2016
  • Next application deadline:
    20 April 2016

    Are you planning to submit a grant proposal to the Research Council for the 20 April deadline? Follow our advice on how to avoid any last-minute glitches.

    Published: 14.04.2016
  • The Research Council’s Focus on Business Seminar 2016: "Without Borders"

    The Research Council of Norway's major annual event for the business sector will take place on Tuesday 19 April in Oslo. The overall theme this year looks at cross-border research and innovation in many different senses – technologically and geographically.

    Published: 11.04.2016
  • Vil styrke polarforskningssamarbeidet mellom Norge og Japan

    Japan og Norge er to polarforskningsnasjoner som har mye igjen for å samarbeide. Nettopp økt samarbeid er målet når Japan-Norway Arctic Science and Innovation Week går av stabelen i begynnelsen av juni.

    Published: 07.04.2016
  • 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.

    Published: 01.04.2016
  • Ny pris for unge fremragende forskere – har du en kandidat?

    Forskningsrådet har opprettet en pris for unge, fremragende forskere. Prisen skal gå til en forsker under 38 år som har vist høy faglig kvalitet, stor selvstendighet og vært nyskapende. Alle kan sende inn forslag til prisvinner.

    Published: 30.03.2016
  • 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.

    Published: 18.03.2016
  • SFF: 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). The application deadline for the second phase of the application process is 25 May. The final decision will be taken in December.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 08.03.2016
  • The Czech-Norwegian Programme (CZ09): Clarification of Guidelines on Small Scale Tenders

    Norwegian project partners are not supposed to follow the Czech Guidelines on small scale tenders under the EEA/ Norway grants 2009-2014.

    Published: 07.03.2016
  • 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 05.02.2016
  • Research Council investing half a billion NOK in innovative companies

    Recipients of funding from the autumn 2015 call under the Programme for User-driven Research-based Innovation (BIA) include such diverse companies as a zoo, a publishing house, producers of customised windows, and a company looking to recycle fish waste for use in pharmaceuticals.

    Published: 03.02.2016
  • NOK 1 billion to top-notch researchers

    The Research Council of Norway and Norway’s research institutions are providing a total of NOK 1 billion to 46 FRIPRO Toppforsk projects. Each project will receive NOK 15–25 million over a four-to-five-year period.

    Published: 29.01.2016
  • Outlines for innovation projects with the aim to reduce poverty

    Call for outlines with deadline 17 February. The VISJON2030 initiative is to contribute to poverty reduction by developing and scaling up innovative solutions that promote achievement of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals for education and health.

    Published: 22.01.2016
  • Growing pressure on the welfare state means more research is needed

    The flow of refugees, declining oil prices and social response to climate change are all increasing the pressure on the Norwegian 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 08.01.2016
  • Vannbransjens innovasjonskonferanse, 1. mars 2016 Trondheim

    Published: 16.12.2015
  • Frokostmøte 17. februar om innovasjonsprosjekter i bygg-, anlegg-, og eiendomsnæringen

    Forskningsrådet har virkemidler som bygg-, anlegg- og eiendomsnæringen (BAE) kan benytte seg av for å finansiere forskningsbasert innovasjon. Under frokostmøtet får vi høre foredrag fra bedrifter som har fått støtte fra Forskningsrådet. Det vil fokuseres på hvordan prosjektene ble utformet, hvordan de ble gjennomført, og hva de kommersielle mulighetene er fremover som følge av prosjektet. Etter møtet vil det være mulig å møte rådgivere fra Forskningsrådet for å drøfte konkrete prosjektideer.

    Published: 15.12.2015
  • 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 10.12.2015
  • 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 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.

    Published: 02.12.2015