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Project Outlines for Innovation in Education and Health

Innovative project concepts for development assistance within health and education are invited in this call for project outlines. The project concepts submitted will help define thematically and financially the subsequent main calls to be issued by the Research Council, Innovation Norway and Norad, respectively, in the first half of 2016.

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Deadline:
17.02.2016 13:00 CET

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Project outlines must be submitted in English using the designated template.

The call is available in both Norwegian and English. In case of discrepancy, the Norwegian-language call for proposals is the legally binding version.

Status:

Closed

Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals:

The project outlines do not form the direct basis for any funding awards.

Up to NOK 90 million will be made available under the first round of main calls for proposals, which will be issued before summer 2016.

For the main calls all innovation projects must have a budgetary frame of NOK 5–15 million over a 2–4 year period.

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 purpose of this call for project outlines is to obtain innovative project concepts for development assistance within health and education. The project concepts submitted will help define thematically and financially the subsequent main calls for proposals to be issued by the Research Council, Innovation Norway and Norad, respectively, in the first half of 2016.

Who is eligible to submit a project outline?
Norwegian companies, groups of companies, industry organisations, research institutions, foundations and NGOs that are registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities are eligible to submit project outlines. To ensure that projects are designed to contribute to poverty reduction, the outlines should include partnerships with international actors and/or actors based in the countries in which the project is planned implemented.

The main calls for proposals will also be open to applicants that have not submitted project outlines, and funding will be awarded to the best projects on a competitive basis.


Budget framework for the main project
NOK 5–15 million in total per project over a two-to-four-year period.  

Project outlines are to provide brief answers to six items and appurtenant sub-items using the designated templateVISJON2030 Outline template DOCX - 19 KB

Procedure for processing project outlines
Norad, Innovation Norway and the Research Council will together appoint a committee to review the project outlines. The committee will:

  • Consider the extent to which the project outlines individually and in groups describe innovative concepts and approaches of high relevance for the Sustainable Development Goals in education and health and which have very high potential for realisation, further development and scaling up;
  • Be headed by Norad and consist of representatives of the three institutions and any scientific experts appointed by the institutions;
  • Draw up a proposal for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommending the thematic and financial frames for the subsequent main calls to be issued by the Research Council, Innovation Norway and Norad, respectively, in the first half of 2016.

The submission of project outlines is not mandatory in order to compete for funding under the main calls in 2016, but it is strongly recommended. The outlines received will influence the decision on how to allocate available funding to specific thematic areas and among the three agencies. Feedback will not be given on individual outlines, and applicants that have submitted an outline are free to decide whether they wish to compete under one of the subsequent main calls.

Please read BOTH the call text and the outline template thoroughly before you contact us with questions.

For questions regarding the Visjon2030 initiative and the funding  mechanism contact  Liv Marte Nordhaug (Norad), see contact information on top to the right. Questions raised during Christmas vacatiosn will be anwered in early January, and Frequently Asked Questions will be published on this web site.

For technical assistance contact Åse-Marit Kristiansen (The Research Council), see contact information on top to the right.

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