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Up to NOK 1 million in funding for students and recent Master’s degree graduates who have a promising business idea.

Other support

General requirements for Other support

Requirements and criteria for this type of application:

Before starting on the grant application, please read through the Guidelines for how to complete the application PDF - 133 KB carefully. The guidelines provide detailed instructions for how to fill in the correct information and offers some useful tips and examples.

Application requirements

  • The grant application, including all attachments, may be submitted in Norwegian (Bokmål or Nynorsk) or English.
  • All attachments must be uploaded in PDF format.
  • Grant applications must satisfy the general application requirements.

Mandatory attachments (the designated STUD-ENT scheme templates must be used when provided)

Optional attachments

Letters/statements of intent from potential customers/partners/stakeholders who will contribute to reducing concrete risks in the projects (general statements hold little value). An individually devised template may be used.

Links to websites and documents, as well as other attachments than those specified above, will not be included in the application review process. Grant applications that do not satisfy the above requirements will be rejected.

Please make sure you upload your respective attachments under the correct category in the application form.

Earliest permitted project start:
Latest permitted project completion date:
Minimum duration (months):
Maximum duration (months):
Minimum funding amount sought (NOK thousands):
Maximum funding amount sought (NOK thousands):

Administrative procedures:

The FORNY programme administration will conduct a preliminary administrative review of grant proposals to ensure that the formal application requirements have been met. Applications that do not fulfil the formal requirements or that fall outside the target group outlined in the call will be rejected.

Grant applications that pass the preliminary administrative review will be subject to a two-phase assessment process by external referees In phase one, individual applications will be remotely assessed by external experts. Subsequently, the independent assessments will be compared and applicants with the best qualified projects will be invited to present their project to a referee panel, followed by a round of questions and answers.

The FORNY programme board is responsible for taking the final decision regarding funding awards.

Anticipated date for notification of results of application process:

Notification of whether grant proposals have advanced to the panel presentation phase is expected to be provided on 15 March 2019. The presentations will be held at the Research Council’s offices at Lysaker in the period 26–27 March 2019. The final decision regarding funding allocations is expected to be taken 11 April 2019.