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Communication award goes to climate researcher

The Research Council of Norway’s Award for Excellence in Communication of Science for 2018 has been given to Bjørn Samset of the CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research.
Date: 21.09.2018

European effort to promote open access to research

The Research Council of Norway, together with the EU, the European Research Council (ERC) and other research funders throughout Europe, will be requiring that all  research papers funded under their programmes are to be published with open access starting in 2020. This will give researchers, industry and the public at large ready access to the latest knowledge.
Date: 07.09.2018

Ten ERC Starting Grants to Norway

Ten young researchers at Norwegian institutions have won Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). This is the highest number of grants Norway has ever won in a single funding round.
Date: 28.08.2018

Research Council’s Innovation Award goes to Zivid – developer and manufacturer of “robot eyes”

The Research Council of Norway’s Innovation Award for 2018 has been given to the technology company Zivid. Zivid pursues long-term research and has positioned itself to play an important role in Industry 4.0 development in Norway and internationally.
Date: 17.08.2018

Increased funding of challenge-driven humanities research

Humanities research has an important role to play in the efforts to solve major societal challenges. The Research Council of Norway therefore aims to increase its funding of humanities research from three per cent to five per cent of its overall allocations by 2022.
Date: 02.07.2018

Midterm evaluations lead to continued financing for all SFF centres

International scientific committees have evaluated the 13 Centres of Excellence in research that began their activities in 2013. All the centres will receive funding for a new five-year period, but four of the centres were asked to prepare new research strategies before they were approved.
Date: 29.06.2018

Changes to the grant application form

The next time you create a grant application for the Research Council of Norway you will see that it includes a number of new items. Start working on your application well before the submission deadline to identify all the information you will need to be able to fill in the form correctly.
Date: 25.06.2018

Primary industry institutes a key to sustainability

The Research Council of Norway’s evaluation of the primary industry institutes shows that they operate in areas of high and increasing importance, nationally and internationally, but that they can contribute even more to national economic restructuring and the development of more sustainable primary industries.
Date: 25.06.2018

Norway and Singapore to continue research cooperation

The Research Council of Norway and the maritime authorities of Singapore have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding on maritime research. A new joint call for proposals has been issued, with an application submission deadline of 12 September 2018.
Date: 22.06.2018

Norwegian social sciences research is of good quality, but few groups have global impact

An evaluation of Norwegian social sciences research has been carried out under the direction of the Research Council of Norway. The quality of research activity is generally good to very good, but researchers could do more to develop the field of research and to reach out internationally.
Date: 21.06.2018