SFF – Norwegian Centres of Excellence scheme
The Norwegian Centres of Excellence work with ambitious ideas and complex problems. Their primary objective is to conduct targeted, focused, long-term research of high international calibre, with researcher training and international collaboration as important secondary objectives. SFF centres may receive support for a total of ten years (an initial five-year period with the possibility of a five-year extension). This gives the institutions the latitude to restructure their research groups and develop new collaborative associations.
Evaluating the SFF scheme
An international scientific committee is now conducting an evaluation of the SFF scheme to analyse whether it has achieved the anticipated outcomes. The results of the evaluation will provide input on potential further development of the scheme. The evaluation is to be completed in spring 2020.
See the Research Council’s Project Databank for project information and statistics.