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International partnerships for excellent education, research and innovation (INTPART)

Deadline Announcement
13:00 CEST
Up to NOK 80 million for international partnerships Choose
18:00 CEST
Approximately NOK 91 million for international partnerships Choose
13:00 CEST
NOK 80 million for partnerships with Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa or the USA. Choose
13:00 CEST
NOK 70 million in funding for international partnerships in education and research with institutions in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa or the USA. Choose


The title of all applications will be published on the Research Council


The objective of the INTPART programme is to develop world-class research and education in Norway through long term international cooperation. The programme will create a framework for expanding cooperation between research groups considered to be at the international forefront today or that are believed to have the potential to become world leaders in their fields in the future.

The programme will help to increase the extent and enhance the quality and relevance of scientific cooperation with selected countries, in particular by establishing strong ties between higher education and research cooperation. It will also pave the way for cooperation with the business and public sectors, when relevant.

The programme will ensure that its portfolio covers all eight countries: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa and the USA, and encompasses both new and established partnerships.

As a continued pilot in 2018 a limited amount will be awarded to projects with partner institutions only in Germany and/or France.

The programme will provide funding for the establishment and further development of institutional cooperation on research and higher education. In addition to including relevant academic environments/research groups, the collaborative activities should also involve strategic leadership and administration, and be reflected in the strategic plans of the applicant institution. Educational cooperation must be integrated as far as possible in the institution’s other educational programmes, and must comprise activities that extend beyond collaboration between individual researchers and doctoral candidates.

This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

Funding from the INTPART programme may be sought by Norwegian universities, university colleges or other Norwegian research institutions (for the Research Council’s definition and specification of research institution, please see the document under "Attachments").

Some calls for proposals may be targeted towards particular target groups under these categories.



Overall budget:

Approximately NOK 300 million.