The portfolio works to generate new knowledge to enable the Sámi people to strengthen and further develop their language, their culture and their community life. The research programme has a broad scientific scope mainly within humanities and social science, but is also open to natural science research in the field of climate and the environment that is directly linked to the humanities and social science-based topics.

Illustrasjon av forsker utendørs i vinterlandskap med måleutstyr og laptop. Nordlys på himmelen og lavvo i bakgrunnen

The portfolio board

The Portfolio Board shall provide strategic advice on research and innovation within Sami language, culture and community, and decide on the allocation of research funds to achieve the user goals and societal goals set for the portfolio.

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was allocated to projects in 2021.

18,2million NOK

SAMISK projects in the Project Databank

See the Research Council’s Project Databank for project information and statistics.

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Elisabeth Westphal

    Velferd og utdanning

Eva Grøttland

    Velferd og utdanning

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