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Norway exceeds two per cent share of Horizon 2020 contribution for the first time

Norway has fulfilled the Government’s ambition to achieve a two per cent share of its EU contribution from Horizon 2020, and has won NOK 5.4 billion of the total competitive funding allocated thus far under the EU Horizon 2020 framework programme.
Date: 16.05.2018

Record number of grant applications for April deadline

With NOK 2.1 billion in funding available, the 25 April application submission deadline was the largest funding round in the history of the Research Council of Norway. A total of 2 151 grant applications were submitted, also a record high.
Date: 11.05.2018

Two prominent Norwegian researchers each receive EUR 2.5 million in ERC funding

Harald Stenmark from the University of Oslo and Bertil Tungodden from the Norwegian School of Economics have been awarded Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for cancer research and behavioural research, respectively.
Date: 25.04.2018

Research Council launches gender balance barometer

The Research Council of Norway now provides statistics over gender distribution in the grant applications submitted and awarded funding. These statistics also include an overview of the gender distribution among project managers from the institutions submitting the most proposals to the Council.
Date: 24.04.2018

Universities recruit talent through Horizon 2020

Norwegian universities are systematically using Horizon 2020, to recruit foreign talent. These efforts are paying off in the form of more MSCA Individual Fellowships.
Date: 23.04.2018

Successful centre-based collaboration between institutions and companies – but more can be achieved

The Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) have succeeded at competence building and researcher recruitment in areas of major importance to Norwegian trade and industry, according to a new evaluation.
Date: 16.04.2018

Research Council’s annual report 2017

According to the Research Council’s 2017 annual report, the organisation is successfully performing its tasks, although there is still room for improvement in certain areas. 
Date: 13.04.2018

Future funding opportunities for research on Latin America

Ten years of the Latin America programme are over. There are several future funding opportunities for Latin America researchers even though the programme has ended.
Date: 23.03.2018

Updated Norwegian strategy and roadmap for research infrastructure

The Research Council of Norway has updated its national strategy for research infrastructure. The roadmap with area strategies has also been updated and will provide the strategic framework for this year’s call for proposals.
Date: 26.03.2018

Adjustments to the FRIPRO Mobility Grant

Starting from this year's application deadline, the Research Council of Norway (RCN) is introducing two changes for applications to the FRIPRO Mobility Grant.
Date: 14.03.2018