See information about the different application types for projects. In the calls for proposals you will find all relevant practical information.

Many of our calls for proposals have an open-ended application deadline where applications are processed continuously. Other calls have main application deadlines spread over the year. See which calls this applies to.

The Research Council allocates project funding to companies within the framework set out in the EU state aid rules. 

Doctoral projects in industry and the public sector

Entities in the public and private sectors may seek funding for a doctoral project to be carried out by an employee in collaboration with a university or university college.

Doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in R&D projects

Costs associated with doctoral research fellowships (PhD) and post-doctoral research fellowships can be included in project applications submitted to the Research Council.
No calls for proposals are specifically dedicated to research fellowships (with the exception of Industrial PhD and Public sector PhD).

We have an agreement with the EUI under which the EUI may admit up to four new doctoral candidates each in the subject areas of History and Civilisation, Law, Political and Social Sciences and Economics. 

Support for research stays abroad and in Norway

The Research Council encourages greater internationalisation of Norwegian research and offers funding for research stays abroad for researchers from Norway as well as for research visits to Norway for researchers from other countries.

The STUD-ENT funding scheme is the Research Council’s national competitive arena in which students, together with higher education institutions, may seek financial support for realising their knowledge- and/or research-based business ideas.