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Research funding in 2019: New application requirements, assessment criteria and assessment process

Starting in 2019, the Research Council will be making some changes to its application requirements and assessment criteria and introducing more coordinated procedures for processing grant applications across the different funding instruments. Most calls for proposals for research organisations will have an application deadline of 10 April 2019.


​Application deadlines for research organisations in 2019: 



 

 

Researcher Projects,
Young Research Talents and Mobility Grants

Are to promote renewal and development in research across all disciplines and thematic areas.

  • Projects may be carried out by the applicant organisation on its own or in partnership with other research organisations.
  • Actors that carry out an economic activity may not serve as project partners.
In addition to the FRIPRO funding scheme, 22 programmes have calls for proposals.
 

More information about calls for proposals for these application types.

   


 

 

Collaboration Projects on Societal Challenges and Business Development

Are to help to find solutions to societal challenges and enhance business development in priority areas.

  • Projects are carried out by one or more research organisations in binding cooperation with relevant actors from the private and/or public sector.
  • Project costs may include costs for project partners.

The following programmes have calls for proposals: BIONÆR, FINNUT, HELSEVEL, KLIMAFORSK, MILJØFORSK, POLARPROG, PROFESJON and TRANSPORT.

More information about the calls for proposals for this application type.

   


 

 

 

 

Knowledge-Building Projects for Industry

Are to contribute to industry-oriented researcher training and long-term competence development within topics that are crucial to the development of business and industry.

  • ​Projects are carried out by one or more research organisations in binding cooperation with relevant actors from Norwegian trade and industry.
  • Partners that carry out economic activity must contribute funding for the research activities conducted at the research organisation(s).

The following programmes are planning to issue calls for proposals: ENERGIX, CLIMIT, MAROFF and PETROMAKS2.

More information about calls for proposals for this application type

 

Other application types and deadlines in 2019: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Innovation Projects

Are to promote increased value creation and renewal in trade and industry and the public sector.

  • Entities in the private or public sector that have been issued an enterprise number under the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises and are not research organisations may apply for funding and serve as the project owner.
  • Entities in the private or public sector, research organisations and other Norwegian and international actors may serve as project partners. To be eligible, they must have representation  in Norway and have been issued an enterprise number under the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises. Individuals and sole proprietorships are not eligible to serve as partners.

The following programmes are planning to issue calls for proposals for the industrial sector: BIA, BIONÆR, CLIMIT, DEMO2000, ENERGIX, HAVBRUK2, MARINFORSK, MAROFF2, PETROMAKS2 and TRANSPORT.

The following programmes are planning to issue calls for proposals for the public sector: FINNUT, FORKOMMUNE, HELSEVEL and TRANSPORT.

More information to be published when available.

Commercialisation Projects 

Are to promote commercialisation of R&D results  from publicly funded research in Norway. 

The following programmes are planning to issue calls for proposals: BIONÆR, BIOTEK2021 and FORNY2020.

More information to be published when available.

Centre Scheme Funding

Is to strengthen and further develop elite, creative research and innovation groups by means of targeted, long-term investment. 

A call for proposals under the scheme for Centres for Research-driven Innovation (SFI) is planned.

More information to be published when available.

Coordination and Support Activities

Are to fund measures that contribute to the planning, coordination, implementation and dissemination of various R&D activities and collaboration between researchers and institutions, nationally and internationally.

The following programmes are planning to issue calls for proposals: ENERGIX, FINANSMARK and INTPART.

  
More information to be published when available. Note that several programmes are planning to issue open-ended calls for funding for Coordination and Support Activities in 2019.


Other calls for proposals may also be issued for the 25 September deadline. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis.

An application deadline of 20 November 2019 has also been set, and we will provide more information about potential calls for this later.

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Published:
01.10.2018