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The RCN grant application process: step by step

A simple video is now available which explains the Research Council of Norway’s grant application system and how applications are processed.

New agreement on research cooperation with Russia

The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Research Council of Norway. Through joint calls in areas of common interest, both parties hope to gain in quality and create new synergies.

New director of the Department for Cooperation and Development Research

Bjørn Tore Kjellemo took up his post as the new Director of the Department for Cooperation and Development Research this week.

Research cooperation with Russia and the Western Balkans reviewed

Norwegian cooperation on research and higher education with Russia and the countries of the Western Balkans comprises interesting projects and is characterised by fruitful cooperation. Annual reports for 2009 for the two cooperation programmes focusing on these regions are now available.

Norwegian research cooperation with the Western Balkans to continue

The Research Council¨'s Cooperation Programme with the Western Balkans (WESTBALKAN) was recently concluded with a large-scale conference in Sarajevo. Research cooperation with the countries of the Western Balkans is to continue through a new initiative under the research programme Norway – A Global Partner (NORGLOBAL).

Crossing Minds and Borders

Here you find articles on research and education projects within the Cooperation Programme with Countries in the Western Balkans.

Presentations from the conference.

Presentations on the joint RCN & SIU conference: Crossing Minds and Borders in the Western Balkan Countries. Sarajevo 11-12 March 2010

Western Balkan Countries Development Studies (2010-2013) - a new activity in NORGLOBAL

24 million to Western Balkan Countries Development Studies, 2010-2013. A call will be published soon for deadline 21 April 2010.

The Yggdrasil mobility programme

The Yggdrasil mobility programme promotes the internationalisation of Norwegian research by offering grants to international Ph.D. students and younger researchers in connection with research stays in Norway. The programme seeks to make Norway an attractive research destination for highly

Crossing minds and borders in the Western Balkan Countries

Conference in Sarajevo March 2010: Conference in Sarajevo March 2010 The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN) are pleased to invite to a conference about higher education and research as a resource for development in the

Amela Jericevic made her PhD

Amela Jericevic from the Meteorological and Hydrological Service in Croatia who is taking part in the project EMEP4HR, made her PhD at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, this autumn. Her doctoral thesis is "Parametrization of vertical diffusion in an atmospheric chemical model".

Research Potential in the Western Balkan Countries

Research Potential in the Western Balkan Countries Research Potential in the Western Balkan Countries, FP7, deadline 15.10.2009.   Press here Halvor Fridtjof Eriksen

Global challenges high on the agenda

Players in the Norwegian research community have been sent a clear message: Norway has a major task ahead of it in helping to solve the challenges presented by globalisation. Internationalisation of research is highlighted as a main priority of Norwegian research policy.

Project leader seminar in Beograd October 2008 Download documents from the seminar here: Programme Summing Up Presentations     Birgit Jacobsen

Opportunities for research collaboration within EU's 7 research programmes (FP7) All relevant information about EU’s Research activities is available at Cordis: More information on the specific programmes under FP 7 is also available through the Norwegian Contact

Supported project - March 2006

The programme received more than 70 projects before the deadline 1 December 2005. The quality of the projects was reviewed by external referees. The programme board decided on the background of the reviewers comments, but also important was to follow up the strategy of the programme, to achieve the right balance between projects within research and higher education as well as between the thematic areas.

EUs 6th framework programme - West-Balkan call

Specific Measures in support of international Cooperation (INCO) has published a call for proposal focusing on ccoperation with Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegoina and Albania (INOC-C-West-Balkan).

Call for proposals 2006-2009

Norwegian Cooperation Program on Research and Higher Education with the countries on the Western Balkans.