The EEA and Norway Grants scheme
The EEA and Norway Grants support research cooperation between Norway and several countries in Europe. The aim of the scheme is to reduce social and economic disparities within the European Economic Area (EEA). These research programmes are based on guidelines that are closely aligned with the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 and seek to enhance the participants’ expertise related to the framework programme.
The EEA and Norway Grants research programmes issue calls for proposals for projects in which Norwegian partners can participate. The applicant must be from the beneficiary country, but at least one Norwegian partner must be involved in each project. We can provide assistance to Norwegian participants in the application development phase and during project implementation.
Stakeholders seeking partners for a project funded under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme can use the Partner Search information page. There you will find links to databases and pointers on how to proceed.
Countries that do not have research programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme (e.g. Bulgaria and Slovakia) may apply for funding for exchange and network-building. See the website of EEA and Norway Grants.
Research is just one of many areas of cooperation covered under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme. Researchers who are invited to participate in partnerships should check to see whether the project is part of a research programme with Research Council follow-up or under a different programme where other Norwegian agencies fill the role of donor programme partner.