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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

Midterm evaluations lead to continued financing for all SFF centres

International scientific committees have evaluated the 13 Centres of Excellence in research that began their activities in 2013. All the centres will receive funding for a new five-year period, but four of the centres were asked to prepare new research strategies before they were approved.
Date: 29.06.2018

Changes to the grant application form

The next time you create a grant application for the Research Council of Norway you will see that it includes a number of new items. Start working on your application well before the submission deadline to identify all the information you will need to be able to fill in the form correctly.
Date: 25.06.2018

Primary industry institutes a key to sustainability

The Research Council of Norway’s evaluation of the primary industry institutes shows that they operate in areas of high and increasing importance, nationally and internationally, but that they can contribute even more to national economic restructuring and the development of more sustainable primary industries.
Date: 25.06.2018

Norway and Singapore to continue research cooperation

The Research Council of Norway and the maritime authorities of Singapore have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding on maritime research. A new joint call for proposals has been issued, with an application submission deadline of 12 September 2018.
Date: 22.06.2018

Norwegian social sciences research is of good quality, but few groups have global impact

An evaluation of Norwegian social sciences research has been carried out under the direction of the Research Council of Norway. The quality of research activity is generally good to very good, but researchers could do more to develop the field of research and to reach out internationally.
Date: 21.06.2018

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