Research Council activities relating to culture

A broad knowledge base is called for to facilitate good decision-making in society and deal responsibly with global societal challenges and altered technological and economic frameworks. There is a need for research in disciplines and thematic areas such as the humanities, language, history, religion, values, art, ethics, media, Sámi identity and cultural diversity.

was allocated for this thematic area in 2018

323million NOK

The Project Databank provides statistics and information about the projects funded by the Research Council within this thematic area.

Key programmes for this thematic area

Activities under the Research Council’s programmes extend across multiple thematic areas. The programmes listed here are the largest contributors of funding for this thematic area.

  • scientific quality at the forefront of international research 
  • boldness in scientific thinking and innovation 
  • careers for young research talents  
  • man and nature 
  • technology and material environments 
  • knowledge, welfare and economics 
  • research on responsible innovation  
  • corporate social responsibility  
  • Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) 
  • digitalisation 
  • economic changes 
  • cultural and media policy 
  • The SFF scheme gives Norway’s foremost scientific circles the opportunity to organise their activities in centres that seek to achieve ambitious scientific objectives.
  • The research conducted at the centres must be innovative and have major potential to generate ground-breaking results that advance the international research frontier. 
  • cultural expressions 
  • Sámi identity and community-building; 
  • education and conditions for bringing up children and adolescents  
  • language 
  • climate and the environment 
  • living conditions and population development