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NOK 1 billion for research infrastructure

The Research Council of Norway has allocated NOK 1 billion in funding to research facilities, laboratories, equipment and databases. Nineteen projects of crucial importance for trade and industry, health services, the environment and renewable energy have made it through the eye of the needle.
Date: 29.06.2017

New bibliometric analysis of Norwegian polar research and research in Svalbard

A new bibliometric analysis of Norwegian polar research and research in Svalbard confirms that there is extensive international collaboration in Norwegian polar research. The analysis also shows that funding from the Research Council of Norway leads to higher citation frequency.
Date: 28.06.2017

Norwegian humanities research is thriving

The full scope of Norwegian humanities research has been evaluated for the first time in over 30 years. This is also the first time that the societal impact of the discipline and the interplay between research and teaching have been included in an evaluation of this type.
Date: 27.06.2017

Funding to user-identified research projects on CFS/ME

The Research Council of Norway is allocating NOK 30 million to four projects on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). The projects have been selected on the basis of input from over 700 patients, family members and treatment providers regarding relevant research questions.
Date: 26.06.2017

Applications to FRIPRO scheme dominate for May deadline

Of the 1 835 applications submitted for the deadline, 1 442 were submitted to the Research Council’s FRIPRO funding scheme for independent projects.
Date: 06.06.2017

NOK 1.1 billion for innovation projects

The Research Council of Norway is announcing a record-high amount of funding for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector.
Date: 01.06.2017

New conditions for support for establishment of Horizon 2020 projects

As of 1 May 2017, funding under the Research Council of Norway’s PES2020 scheme is disbursed as a lump sum and you will no longer be required to report your own costs. In addition, the funding ceilings have been raised both for ordinary participants and for coordinators of collaborative projects.
Date: 30.05.2017

Key role for research in new EEA agreement between Norway and Portugal

Norway and Portugal have signed a new cooperation agreement under the EEA and Norway Grants. Of the total sum of more than EUR 102 million, EUR 38 million will be allocated to ocean-based business development, research and education.
Date: 26.05.2017

Research articles must be openly available

The Research Council of Norway is giving universities and university colleges a six-month deadline to upload articles stemming from Council-funded projects to open repositories.
Date: 22.05.2017

NORGLOBAL-2: New programme for knowledge-based development policy

“We are expecting the new NORGLOBAL-2 programme to generate research-based knowledge of relevance to key priorities in Norwegian development policy in the years to come,” says Tone Skogen, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about the Research Council’s new programme.
Date: 04.05.2017