Research Council activities relating to welfare and working life

Developing a safe, efficient and sustainable society characterised by an inclusive working life and taking care of its immigrants and the elderly is becoming increasingly difficult. The Research Council provides funding for research and innovation to enhance knowledge about working life, welfare, migration, sickness absence, societal security, governance, planning and public administration.

was allocated for this thematic area in 2018

559million NOK

The Project Databank provides statistics and information about the projects funded by the Research Council within this thematic area. (Education is also included under this compilation.)

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.

  • working life and the labour market 
  • family life and formative conditions 
  • health in the workplace and the working environment 
  • international migration and integration  
  • elderly people and pensions 
  • living conditions and inequalities 
  • the welfare society and support 

Services research and innovation for enhanced quality, competency and efficiency in the health and care services, the labour and welfare services, and child and family welfare services.

  • scientific quality at the forefront of international research 
  • boldness in scientific thinking and innovation 
  • careers for young research talents  
  • internationalisation, the state and local democracy  
  • integration and sectorisation  
  • regions and urbanisation 
  • welfare state services and service providers 
  • For public sector employees seeking to pursue a doctoral degree 
  • Employers in the public sector may apply for funding for an employee seeking to pursue a doctoral degree. 
  • The doctoral project must be of clear relevance to the entity’s area of responsibility. 
  • impacts of increased teacher density 
  • underlying mechanisms to explain how increased teacher density affects learning outcomes and learning environment