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EEA and Norway Grants

The EEA and Norway Grants (EØS-midlene) finance reseach collaboration with a series of European countries. During the current period (2017–2023) there will be calls for proposals that Norwegian researchers may participate in. programmes will fund research in Norway and selected EU member states that enter into an agreement for research cooperation through the EEA funds. The programmes will fund research activity in both Norway and the partner countries.

It is the research funding agencies in the partner countries that administer the funds. The main applicant must be from the country in question, but there is a requirement of at least one Norwegian partner in each project.

Experience from the previous financing period shows that Norwegian partners have the greatest benefit in multi-annual projects where their participation is significant.

The Research Council can assist Norwegian participants in the application phase and during project implementation.

More information on EEA and Norway Grants can be found on the Norwegian Government's website.

The countries that are relevant for research cooperation are:


In October 2016, Norway and Romania signed an agreement for a new research program of EUR 40 mill. More information will come when the first call is ready to launch. Information about the programme (in Norwegian)

Homepage of the programme (In English)



On 9 May, 2017, Norway and Estonia signed an agreement for a new research program of EUR 7.1 mill.

The program is under development.



On May 22, 2017, Norway and Portugal signed a new EEA-agreement. EUR 38 mill are assigned to blue growth through business development, research and education.

The programme is under development.



On December 14, 2017 Norway and Latvia signed a new EEA-agreement. 

A new research programme is under development.



Negotiations are in progress.




On December 20, 2017 Norway and Poland signed a new EEA-agreement. EUR 110 mill is allocated to the new research programme. 

The programme is under development.


Czech Republic

On September 4, 2017 Norway and the Czech Republic signed a new EEA-agreement. EUR 30 mill are assigned to research.

The programme is under development.



Negotiations are in progress.