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Collaborative projects with research groups in the US

Grant applications for advance guarantee of funding for collaborative projects granted funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

28.11.2012 13:00 CET



Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals:

NOK 10 million

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

The Norwegian-language call for proposals is the legally binding version.

The Research Programme on Mental Health and the Programme on Alcohol and Drug Research (RUSMIDDEL) are announcing funding to promote cooperation between Norwegian and US research groups. The funding is part of the follow up to the Research Council’s strategy for international cooperation and its Letter of Intent with the US National Institutes of Health.

The programme boards have implemented this measure to promote increased research cooperation, and view the US as a partner of particular interest due to its large and highly skilled research groups. US research groups, in turn, seek partnership with Norwegian research groups because Norway has a stable population of identifiable individuals willing to take serve as study participants, as well as good health registries and biobanks.

An advance guarantee for up to NOK 5 million or up to 50% of total project costs may be sought from the programme to cover the Norwegian share of project costs, should the project be granted funding for the US share of the project under the NIH Research Project Grant Program (RO1).

The project description must describe the Norwegian and US activities, and must state the amounts required both overall and for the activities in Norway. It must also explain why collaboration with the relevant US group is important and state the value added to be gained. The grant application should also indicate how the project supports the programme’s primary and secondary objectives.

The guarantee is valid until 31 December 2013.

Grant applications and attachments are to be submitted in English.