EEA and Norway Grants - research funding

The Research Council is the programme partner for the EEA and Norway Grants and has a particular responsibility for informing Norwegian research organisations about the opportunities available under the EEA and Norway Grants.

What are the EEA and Norway Grants?

The EEA and Norway Grants are Norway's contribution to reducing social and economic disparities in Europe. The funds are used to finance projects in fields and sectors such as the environment, climate, health, education, research and innovation.

Until 2024, bilateral research programmes are ongoing in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Portugal, as well as a joint programme of cooperation between the three Baltic states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

What activities are supported?

The EEA research programmes cover research activity in both Norway and partner countries. The research programmes follow guidelines that are closely aligned with the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe - and will strengthen the participants' competence in the framework programme. 
The EEA research programmes fund bilateral R&D projects with Norwegian partners. The calls are administered by the Research Council's partner organisations. Relevant Norwegian partners are mainly research organisations, but the projects also involve trade and industry, civil society and the public sector.

The project coordinator must be from the partner country, but at least one Norwegian partner is required in each project.

Where can I find relevant calls for proposals?

There will be no further calls for proposals from the EEA and Norway Grants' research programmes until 2024.

Negotiations on a possible next period are ongoing, but there is no information on whether new research programmes and calls for proposals will be initiated after 2025.

Network funding is still available for cooperation with 15 EEA countries in other types of programmes.

You can read more about this on the EEA and Norway Grants website.

Who has received support in the past?

Approximately 250 bilateral research projects have received funding from the EEA and Norway Grants under the agreements for 2009-2014 and 2014-2021.

You can find information about these in the EEA and Norway Grants' results portal.

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