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New funding round for Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI)

At least 10 new Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) may be established in autumn 2020.
Date: 14.01.2019

Record number of Consolidator Grants

Nine researchers from six different Norwegian institutions have won a European Research Council Consolidator Grant in 2018. Together, the nine awardees are bringing roughly NOK 175 million to their research institutions.
Date: 14.01.2019

Come to Norway and we will take care of you

Many of Norway’s academic institutions have a local EURAXESS team available to help fellowship-holders and others who are planning a research stay in Norway.
Date: 09.01.2019

Propose candidates for the Research Council of Norway's new boards

The Research Council is in the process of appointing members to new boards. Do you have any suggestions for competent people? We need candidates from the research sectors, business and industry, the public sector, organisations and the general public.
Date: 20.12.2018

20 “research ministers” must work together

“Since each ministry is involved in funding research, Norway has 20 ‘research ministers’. All of them must help to carry out the revised Long-term plan for research and higher education if Norway is to succeed in meeting tomorrow’s challenges,” says John-Arne Røttingen, Chief Executive of the Research Council of Norway. In its budget proposal for 2020, the Research Council puts forth specific suggestions for how they can do this.
Date: 10.12.2018

Networking with funding from the EU

Professor Sarah Hean of the University of Stavanger was awarded NOK 4 million under the MSCA RISE scheme. The next call opens in December.
Date: 22.11.2018

New roadmap for research and education cooperation with South Africa

The Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) have produced a roadmap summarising the status of cooperation on research and education with South Africa and the thematic areas of particular relevance in the years ahead.
Date: 13.11.2018

Changes to application deadlines and assessment procedures in 2019

If you are planning to seek funding for Researcher Projects or Collaboration Projects on Societal Challenges and Business Development in 2019, the application submission deadline will be 10 April.
Date: 05.10.2018

New Norwegian-Chinese agreement will benefit Norwegian trade and industry

The Research Council of Norway recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. The agreement encompasses industry-oriented joint calls for proposals of collaborative research projects on environment-friendly energy and digitalisation. Two calls for proposals related to the agreement are now in the planning stage.  
Date: 29.10.2018

Important funding boosts recommended in Long-term plan for research

The Government has proposed important plans to escalate funding for research in its Long-term plan for research and higher education, which was presented together with the research budget for 2019. In general the 2019 budget is very restrained.
Date: 12.10.2018