The Research Council prepares several publications related to follow-up of the research institutes receiving basic allocation, in addition to follow-up on the development of the institute sector.

Institutes must budget hourly rates that they calculate and stipulate themselves based on actual costs and efficient operation for all R&D projects that receive contributions from the Research Council. The rates must be reported to the Research Council on an annual basis.

was allocated to research institutes in 2022

5billion NOK

There are 32 research institutes receiving basic funding under this scheme, which is administered by the Research Council. Click above for information about the requirements for receiving basic public funding.

Research institutes participating in EU projects do not receive full coverage for their costs from the EU. RETUR-EU is a results-based scheme that to some extent compensates for this.

Funding for mergers and closer cooperation in the institute sector (2016-2021)

The funds have stimulated mergers and closer institutional cooperation both within the institute sector and across the institute sector and the university and university college sector. Since the scheme was established in 2016, the Research Council has allocated just over NOK 20 million to 17 different merger processes. The scheme will be discontinued from December 2021.

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