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Nordic Research and Innovation Funding

NordForsk announces funding through joint Nordic research programmes in all thematic areas, primarily for Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE). To be eligible for funding, activities must normally involve the participation of researchers from at least three Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Aaland Islands.

Nordic cooperation on research and innovation is organised under the auspices of NordForsk and other institutions under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nordic cooperation on research and innovation is organised under the auspices of NordForsk and other institutions under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Research funding is targeted towards thematic areas of national priority. The national research councils and other funding agencies provide funding alongside the Nordic-based funding. NordForsk is an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers that facilitates research cooperation. Read more about research policy and cooperation and about applying for funding.

The Nordic countries also cooperate on research and innovation through the following entities:

Nordic Innovation

Nordic Innovation works to promote cross-border trade and innovation, and has funding available for innovation projects.
Projects and funding

Nordic Energy Research

Nordic Energy Research provides funding of research projects relating to energy.
Funding available
List of projects

Forestry and agriculture sector

The Nordic cooperating bodies for forestry research and for agricultural and food research also provide funding for research projects within their sphere of activity.
Agriculture and food research – call for proposals
Forest research – apply for funding

Joint Committees for Nordic Research

The national research councils of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway collaborate in joint committees for research in the fields of humanities and social sciences (NOS-HS), medicine (NOS-M) and natural sciences (NOS-N). Their aim is to promote Nordic cooperation by coordinating activities among the Nordic national research councils. These committees do not provide research funding directly (with one exception, see next paragraph), but work together on research policy issues.
Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS)
Joint Committee of the Nordic Research Councils for Natural Sciences (NOS-N)
Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M)

The one exception is:

The NOS-HS offers annual grants for workshops (each February-March) and for Nordic scientific journals (each August). See "Past calls" for funding announcement history.

Published:
07.02.2018
Last updated:
07.02.2018
Page Editor:
Brita Skuland Senior Adviser +47 22 03 75 02 bsk@forskningsradet.no