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.

View roadmap for research cooperation

The Research Council's international calls for proposals

We announce several calls for proposals on international cooperation.

Go to calls for proposals

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 relevant calls for proposals.

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 relevant calls for proposals. Also the Graduate Research Opportunity Worldwide (GROW) scheme provides grants for research stays for US doctoral fellows at Norwegian research institutions. 

China

Relevant thematic areas: climate, the environment and environmental technology, energy, aquaculture, agriculture, polar research, social science and the humanities. To relevant calls for proposals.

The US

Thematic areas: Climate and polar research, the environment, security, health, energy, biodiversity, space research and social sciences. To relevant calls for proposals. Also - The Graduate Research Opportunity Worldwide (GROW) scheme provides grants for research stays for US doctoral fellows at Norwegian research institutions. 

Contact for Brazil, Canada, China and the US

Russia

Particularly relevant research areas: polar research, marine petroleum, social science and the humanities, health, nuclear physics, space research, nanotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology. To relevant calls for proposals.

Contact for Russia

India

Cooperation with India primarily targets natural science and technology, but may be expanded to include social science and the humanities. To relevant calls for proposals.

Contact for India

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. To relevant calls for proposals.

Contact for Japan

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 relevant calls for proposals.

Contact for South-Africa