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Application deadline 10 April 2019: Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents and Mobility Grants

In 2019 we are changing the application requirements and assessment criteria for Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents and Mobility Grants.

​Programmes and activities issuing calls for proposals for Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents and Mobility Grants for the 10 April 2019 application deadline will employ a number of common application requirements. This page provides information about the shared requirements. Information about requirements that are specific to the individual programme and activity will be presented in the text of each call for proposals.

Objectives

Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents and Mobility Grants are to promote renewal and development in research in all subjects and thematic areas.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Approved research organisations may apply and serve as Project Owner.
  • The project may be conducted by the applicant organisation on its own or in collaboration with other research organisations.
  • Actors that carry out an economic activity may not participate as a partner in the project. ​

​Requirements relating to the project

  Project manager Project duration Amount sought
Researcher Projects Approved doctorate or competence at associate professorship level 3–6 years NOK 4–12 million
Young Research Talents Minimum 2 and maximum 7 years may have passed since the date of the defence of an approved doctorate. You must be under 40 years old. You may apply to deduct time for statutory leaves of absence from the requirements related to experience and age. You must dedicate at least 25 % of a full-time position to the project. 3–4 years NOK 4–8 million
Mobility Grants (Other support) No more than 7 years may have passed since the date of defence of an approved doctorate. You may apply before you submit your thesis. You may apply to deduct time for statutory leaves of absence from the requirement related to experience. As of the application submission deadline, you may not have lived or worked in the country of the host institution abroad for more than 12 months in the past three years. 3 years (2 abroad, 1 in Norway) NOK 3.0–3.9 million

 

A maximum of two applications may be submitted

You may be the project manager for up to two applications (identical or different) for Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents and/or Mobility Grants for the 10 April 2019 application deadline regardless of the programme or activity that announces funding for these application types, and regardless of which application type(s) you select. Note that many programmes and activities only allow one application per project manager under their calls. There are no restrictions concerning the number of grant applications in which you may be a participant.

Calls for proposals

The following programmes and activities at the Research Council have calls for proposals for the 10 April 2019 application deadline:

Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents and Mobility Grants:

Researcher Projects and Young Research Talents:

Researcher Projects:

Questions regarding specific calls for proposals under one of the above programmes may be directed to the contact persons listed for the programme.

Assessment criteria

​In 2019 the Research Council will be introducing three new assessment criteria: Excellence, Impact and Implementation. These criteria have been designed to be applicable for assessing basic and applied research activities alike.

The new assessment criteria have the same structure for all application types.

Excellence

The extent to which the proposed work is ambitious, novel, and goes beyond the state of the art

  • Scientific creativity and originality
  • Novelty and boldness of hypotheses or research questions
  • Potential for development of new knowledge beyond the current state of the art, including significant theoretical, methodological, experimental or empirical advancement

The quality of the proposed R&D activities

  • Quality of the research questions, hypotheses and project objectives, and the extent to which they are clearly and adequately specified
  • Credibility and appropriateness of the theoretical approach, research design and use of scientific methods. Appropriate consideration of interdisciplinary approaches
  • Where relevant, the extent to which appropriate consideration has been given to ethical issues, safety issues, gender dimension in research content, and appropriate use of stakeholder/user knowledge

Impact

Potential impact of the proposed research

  • The extent to which the planned outputs of the project address important present and/or future scientific challenges
  • If relevant with respect to the project objectives, the extent to which the planned outputs will address UN Sustainable development goals or other important present and/or future societal challenges.
  • The extent to which the potential impacts are clearly formulated and plausible

Communication and exploitation

Quality and scope of communication and engagement activities with different target audiences, including relevant stakeholders/users

Implementation

The quality of the project manager and project group

  • The extent to which the project manager has relevant expertise and experience, and demonstrated ability to perform high-quality research (as appropriate to the career stage)
  • The degree of complementarity of the participants and the extent to which the project group as a whole encompasses the expertise needed to undertake the research effectively, and provides added value

The quality of the project organization and management

  • Effectiveness of the work plan, including the extent to which resources assigned to work packages are aligned with project objectives and deliverables
  • Appropriateness of the allocation of tasks, ensuring that all participants have a valid role and adequate resources in the project to fulfil that role
  • Appropriateness of the proposed management structures and governance

Schedule for calls for proposals with the 10 April 2019 application deadline

 

January 2019 
The full versions of all calls for proposals will be published.

27 February 2019
All calls for proposals will be made active and it will be possible to create grant applications.

10 April 2019 13.00 CEST
Application deadline for Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents and Mobility Grants.

This page will be updated with more information about application processing on an ongoing basis.

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Published:
02.10.2018