Course to apply for Horizon 2020

Courses are available for researchers, EU advisers at universities, university colleges and research institutes, as well as employees in the business and public sectors.

Most of the courses are open to everyone, while others are directed towards a specific target group, e.g. EU advisers.

The course programme includes introductory courses and advanced courses. Courses cover all phases of the project life cycle, from identifying funding opportunities and proposal development to project implementation.

All courses are free of charge, but participants registered for a course will be charged a fee of NOK 1 000 if they do not attend.

Below is an overview of the Research Council’s courses at the various levels.

You can register for a course on our Events calendar.



Identifying funding opportunities

Developing a proposal

Project implementation


Introductory course Horizon 2020




  Project development and Support for preparing proposals 1  
Budgeting 1


  • Introduction to EU projects;
  • Funding and Tenders Portal (prev. Participant Portal);
  • Legal and Finance;
  • Introduction to the Horizon 2020 pillar Excellent Science.

Courses for experienced Horizon 2020 applicants

  Horizon 2020 Proposal Writing
Focus: Impact
Horizon 2020
— Master of Finance and EU Audits
Horizon 2020 Proposal Writing
Workshop — Thematic Focus
Horizon 2020
— Project Management and Finace
How to write a successful Horizon 2020 Proposal (Project development 2)
Consortium Agreement

Courses for administrative research management

Competence-development programme for research management (Course under the Norwegian Network for Administration and Research Management (NARMA)) Horizon 2020 — Financial Management and Consultancy
Getting ready for Horizon Europe (the upcoming EU framework programme)







































Free assistance in preparing grant application

The Research Council also offers assistance in the development, review and quality assurance of grant applications via PNO Consultants. This service is free for Norwegian applicants to Horizon 2020.

You may also contact the Research Council’s National Contact Points (NCP).