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Norway - Global Partner (NORGLOBAL2)

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Please note that the project summary will be forwarded to experts when they are asked to evaluate the applications. Sensitive information should therefore not be included in the title and the summary.


As the world gathers around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), knowledge based on high quality research on international development can be crucial to ensure progress. NORGLOBAL2 aims to contribute to progress towards the SDGs by the following objectives:

Primary Objective

Research-based knowledge of high quality on poverty reduction and sustainable development informing development policies, development programs, private sector investments and further research.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Increased production of high quality research-based knowledge with potential impact on poverty reduction and sustainable development.
  • Increased dissemination of research-based knowledge to policy makers, relevant stakeholders and the public in Norway and internationally.
  • More research-based knowledge translated into policy and practice.
  • Increased and improved dialogue and cooperation between researchers, policy makers, private sector and civil society.
  • Strengthened capacity of Norwegian researchers and research institutions.
  • Strengthened cooperation between Norwegian and leading international researchers, including researchers in developing countries

The programme will give priority to research within the following thematic areas:

  • Global education
  • Humanitarian efforts
  • Conflict, security and fragile states
  • Business development and job creation
  • The environment, climate and renewable energy

The programme will have a challenge-based approach, where researchers are invited to develop projects that address challenges within broadly defined areas. To ensure research of high quality and relevance, this will usually require co-production of knowledge between researchers in the North and in the South, and the cooperation between several disciplines. Active collaboration is encouraged with researchers in collaborative countries for Norwegian Overseas Development Assistance (St. Prop. 1S 2016-17, page 408).

The programme must ensure that the supported research projects have no negative impact on human rights, gender equality, climate and the environment, and anti-corruption, which are cross-cutting issues in Norwegian ODA.

This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

Independent research institutes, universities and university colleges.



Overall budget:

Up to 220 million kroner