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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

795 grant proposals submitted for the September application deadline

A total of NOK 1.4 billion in project support was announced in this funding round. A majority of the proposals received were for Researcher Projects and Knowledge-building Projects for Industry.
Date: 27.09.2018

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