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.