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Deadlines for applications

The Norwegian-language call for proposals is published at the latest six weeks before the deadline date. When applicable, English-language versions will be published as soon as possible after the Norwegian version.

Deadline dates 2015 Deadline dates 2016
  • 11 February
  • 15 April
  • 27 May
  • 9 September
  • 14 October
  • 25 November
  • 17 February
  • 20 April
  • 25 May
  • 7 September
  • 12 October
  • 23 November

Please note: The cut-off time for submission of grant applications is 13:00 (CET) of the deadline date.

Information about deadlines for submission of grant applications under the SkatteFUNN tax deduction scheme is found on the  SkatteFUNN website.

The Research Council has six formal deadlines during the year. The various programmes/activities issuing funding announcements normally choose one or more of these as their deadlines for submission of grant applications. Some programme/activities employ open-ended deadlines. In special cases other deadline dates may be used.

Deadlines for submission of reports is found on Project follow-up and reporting.

Notification of deadlines

On All funding announcements for Research Council programmes/activities and application deadlines are published on

On programme websites: The various research programmes/activities also publish their funding announcements and deadlines on their own webpages, with reference to the complete text of the official call for proposals on

Other sources: In some cases, funding announcements and deadline dates may also be publicised in Norwegian in newspapers, academic journals and on other websites, with reference to the complete text of the official call for proposals on

When are calls for proposals made public?

The various programmes/activities publicise their funding announcements at least six weeks before the deadline for submission of grant applications, but a preliminary announcement of funding (planned call for proposals) will often be published at an earlier date.

Submit your application well before the deadline!

Many applicants submit their proposals very close to the deadline, leaving themselves no margin for dealing with any problems that may occur. The Research Council does not assume responsibility for problems that arise on the applicant's end during the submission process, nor will grant applications be accepted after the deadline has expired. Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals as early as possible, and well before the formal deadline. It is possible to update and re-submit grant proposals as many times as desirable up to the expiry of the deadline.

Project managers need to factor in sufficient time in connection with submission of grant applications, including monitoring to ensure that application forms are correctly filled out, conversion and uploading of attachments as pdf-files, etc. Extra time should be allocated for coping with delays that may arise due to technical problems with the individual's or the institution's/company's computer equipment.

Postponement of established deadline dates

Established deadline dates may be subject to postponement if major technical problems arise within the Research Council application submission service. Notification that a deadline has been postponed will immediately be provided on All parties who have generated an application and may be affected by the technical error will be notified by e-mail.

Extension of a deadline date for an individual application

Please note that the date and time stipulated for deadlines are absolute and final, and no one is automatically entitled to an extension. Applicants are themselves responsible for ensuring that they have adequate time to complete and submit grant applications.

Only under conditions of force majeure, i.e. unforeseeable or exceptional circumstances that are beyond the applicant's control and that make it impossible to meet the application deadline, will the Research Council consider granting a limited extension. A request citing the grounds for an extension must be submitted to the Research Council (, as soon as possible after the situation has occurred and at the latest within 24 hours after the expiry of the application deadline. The Research Council may require documentation of the circumstances that have arisen.