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Help us to make our new website user-friendly

The Research Council will be launching a new website this spring, and is releasing a beta version to the general public in order to field feedback.
Date: 21.02.2019

What does Brexit mean for Norwegian Horizon 2020 participants?

The risk of a “hard Brexit” means that Norwegian applicants for Horizon 2020 funding need to consider the potential risks of cooperation with British partners. The Research Council of Norway is recommending that Norwegian applicants give careful thought to this before taking part in an application coordinated by British institutions or companies. Norwegian groups participating in ongoing projects with British partners must be prepared to deal with changes in their projects and re-negotiation of their contracts.
Date: 28.01.2019

It will now be simpler to co-fund research projects with the Netherlands

The Research Council of Norway and our Dutch sister organisation NWO have signed an agreement to simplify the funding of international research proposals. From 1 July onwards, Dutch researchers will be able to include Norwegian research communities in their applications to NWO.
Date: 24.01.2019

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