Bilateral research cooperation

The Research Council has entered into bilateral cooperation agreements with a number of countries. These agreements lay a foundation for many funding opportunities for Norwegian researchers. We have drawn up roadmaps for research cooperation that detail the status of cooperation with each of these countries.

The US

Thematic areas: Climate and polar research, the environment, security, health, energy, biodiversity, space research and social sciences. To find calls for proposals, see the INTPART programme also for the Graduate Research Opportunity Worldwide (GROW) scheme, which provides grants for research stays for US doctoral fellows at Norwegian research institutions. 

Canada

Canadian and Norwegian researchers have established extensive collaboration in a number of fields. Keywords: Arctic areas and polar research, fisheries and aquaculture, oil and gas, the environment and climate. To find calls for proposals, see the INTPART programme also for the Graduate Research Opportunity Worldwide (GROW) scheme, which provides grants for research stays for US doctoral fellows at Norwegian research institutions. 

India

Cooperation with India primarily targets natural science and technology, but may be expanded to include social science and the humanities. To find calls for proposals, refer to the INDNOR programme the NORGLOBAL programme and the INTPART programme.

Japan

Priority thematic areas: energy and the environment, materials and nanotechnology, seafood safety, and polar and space research. We allocate Personal Visiting Researcher Grants and Personal Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships annually (see calls for proposals). Also see the calls under the INTPART programme.

China

Relevant thematic areas: climate, the environment and environmental technology, energy, aquaculture, agriculture, polar research, social science and the humanities. See calls under the CHINOR programme and the INTPART programme.

Russia

Particularly relevant research areas: polar research, marine petroleum, social science and the humanities, health, nuclear physics, space research, nanotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology. See calls for proposals on the webpages for the UTENRIKS programme and the INTPART programme.

Brazil

Research and innovation areas with a particular potential for cooperation with Brazil: petroleum, renewable energy, climate and the environment, marine research, bioeconomy/food, culture/ social perspectives. To find calls for proposals, see the INTPART programme.

South Africa

Particularly relevant thematic areas: climate and the environment, health and medicine, marine and aquatic research, the maritime sector, biotechnology, polar and space research, peace and conflict resolution, and development research. To find calls for proposals, refer to the NORGLOBAL programme and the INTPART programme.