We invest in research and innovation that builds knowledge for a sustainable future and meets major societal challenges.
The Research Council works to promote renewal and innovation in the public sector. We offer a variety of funding instruments for research-based innovation and knowledge-building.
Research Council funding works to promote value creation in Norwegian trade and industry. We offer a variety of funding instruments for research-based innovation and knowledge-building.
The Research Council’s key target group is research organisations. These organisations can seek funding for research activities in all relevant fields and thematic areas.
Digitalisation, automation, materials science and engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, signal processing.
Microbiology, gene technology, industrial applications, marine biotechnology, food production, medical biotechnology.
Agriculture, fisheries, biomaterials, circular economy, bioenergy, renewable resources, social sciences.
Renewable energy, space research, oil and gas, environmental technology, hydropower and wind power, solar energy, security of supply, operations technology.
International relations, development research, foreign and security policy, international health, vaccination research.
Maritime industries, aquaculture, biodiversity, fisheries, petroleum activities, ecosystems, seafood research.
Epigenetics, basic and clinical medicine, health services, nutrition, biotechnology, nanomedicine, genetics, diagnostics, digitalisation.
Digital innovation, computer technology, the Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence, robotics, signal processing, mathematical models.
Social sciences, health sciences, welfare, public administration, service development, engineering, transport.
Nature management, life sciences, geosciences, oceanography, meteorology, energy storage, global climate change, emissions reduction.
Humanities, languages, history, religion, values, art, ethics, media, Sámi identity, cultural diversity.
Nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, nature management, food safety and security, livestock breeding, aquaculture, breeding.
Biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, energy-efficiency measures, cultural landscapes, environmental technology, cultural heritage, ecology.
Renewable resources, sustainable development, CCS technology, biotechnology, smart grid.
Materials science and engineering, advanced materials, production technology, metallurgy, solar energy.
Innovation, competitiveness, value creation, research-based industry, industrial development, digitalisation, technological development, commercialisation of research.
Sustainable transport, maritime transport, passenger and commercial transport.
School system, learning, teaching, formative conditions, management, organisation, governance in the educational sector.
Societal security, democracy, organisation, governance, migration, integration, demographic trends, community life, formative conditions.
Cutting-edge research groups, recruitment, young research talents, career, infrastructure, mobility, internationalisation.