Can the public sector receive Research Council funding?

Public sector bodies that need research in connection with innovation activities to develop services, infrastructure and management practices can apply for Research Council funding. We support activities where the public sector collaborates with researchers.

See the definition of Public sector body

If your entity has applied for funding previously, please note that the Research Council has implemented new application types and assessment criteria in 2019. See the call for proposals for details.

The Research Council has drawn up an ambitious strategy for innovation in the public sector. To expand innovation capacity, the Norwegian public sector needs to establish closer ties with the research community.

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.

We have the funding, expertise, networks and tools you need to get started. Follow the link for more information.