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Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships in the field of aquaculture

Five, two-year Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships addressing any of the topics and thematic priority areas encompassed by the HAVBRUK2 programme.

Personal post-doctoral research fellowship Choose
06.09.2017 13:00 CEST



Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals:

Assuming a zero-growth budget, funding has been set aside for five two-year Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships. For each of the years 2018 and 2019 this amount is approximately NOK 5.5 million (a total of approximately NOK 11 million over two years). All figures subject to change.

Guidelines and important considerations relevant to all types of applications in this call for proposals:

The HAVBRUK2 programme has a longstanding practice of giving priority to recruitment measures. More recently, the programme has also provided dedicated funding for Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships. This has been well received in the research community, and the HAVBRUK2 programme is therefore announcing five new Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships with start-up in 2018. This call for proposals has an open thematic framework, and grant proposals will be accepted within all the thematic priority areas set out in the HAVBRUK2 work programme (2016–2025). Beginning this year, the HAVBRUK2 programme has been given responsibility for research on the entire aquaculture value chain. Applicants may thus seek a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship on themes related to processing and the market. The fellowships may also be sought by individuals employed in a permanent position, for instance at an approved research institute.

General requirements

  • The Norwegian-language call for proposals is the legally binding version.
  • Grant applications that do not lie within the thematic priority areas set out in the HAVBRUK2 work programme will be rejected.
  • Grant applications that do not satisfy the general requirements for Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships and/or the requirements and guidelines stipulated in this call for proposals (such as the required budget framework) will be rejected.

 General guidelines

  • Sustainable growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry is an underlying principle for all project funding under the HAVBRUK2 programme.
  • In the same way, good fish welfare, ethical production, and safe and healthy food are fundamental principles for all programme activities.
  • Research on climate change and related impacts and adaptation has been given priority in various national plans. In general, the programme attaches importance to research that enhances insight into climate adaptation, emissions reduction and environment-friendly energy.
  • International cooperation plays an increasingly important role in providing the knowledge needed by the aquaculture industry. When awarding funding, priority will be given to grant proposals incorporating international cooperation that will enhance the scientific merit, relevance and benefit to society of the project. Special priority will be given to collaboration with researchers in the EU, the US, Canada, China, Japan, India, Chile and Brazil.
  • The Norwegian Government and the Storting are seeking more integrated initiatives relating to the Arctic region, in which research is a major component. The HAVBRUK programme will give priority to activities that include perspectives relating to the Arctic.

All the thematic priority areas described in the HAVBRUK2 work programme, in addition to themes relating to processing and the market.

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