Use the Research Council’s Project Canvas tool (available in Norwegian only) to gain an overview of your project before you contact a Research Council adviser. 

Here we will guide you through planning, application process and what is required after an approval in SkatteFUNN. (The guide is in Norwegian only.)

Completing a grant application to the Research Council is time-consuming and there are many potential stumbling blocks. Here are some tips for how to fill in and submit your application successfully, well in advance of the deadline.

Our advisers

The Research Council has advisers with long experience and wide-ranging expertise from the business sector and research-based innovation. We have advisers with specific responsibility for individual industrial sectors. They can answer questions about various support schemes for research and innovation processes and offer advice on how to apply for funding.

The Research Council’s regional representatives can answer questions and discuss opportunities that can help the company to move forward. These representatives are located throughout the country and are usually based at Innovation Norway's regional offices.

The Research Council’s National Contact Points for the EU can answer questions and discuss opportunities available through European calls for proposals. A list of the National Contact Points for the various subject areas is available here.

Norwegian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that carry out research and development may seek funding for R&D projects from the Eurostars Programme.

The Research Council has contact persons for individual countries and geographic regions who can answer questions and provide information about opportunities for research and innovation cooperation in non-European countries.