Calls for proposals

Approved Norwegian research organisations can apply.

The objective is to promote renewal and development in research across all disciplines and thematic areas. Researcher Projects are to contribute to important new insights, scientific publication, researcher training and international research collaboration.

Researcher Project for Technological Convergence Related to Enabling Technologies

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

The objective of the call is to achieve radical new technological development through groundbreaking research across the enabling technologies. Only research organisations may apply.

Planned
Enabling technologies

Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal

Application deadline
TBA

This is a notification for an upcoming call for proposals. Funding is intended to support scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the research front. This call targets researchers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality and applies to all disciplines and research areas.

Planned
Ground-breaking research

Researcher Project for Young Talents

Application deadline
TBA

This is a notification for an upcoming call for proposals. Funding is intended to give talented young researchers under the age of 40 in all disciplines and thematic areas the opportunity to pursue their ideas and lead a research project. This call is targeted towards researchers in the early stages of their careers, 2–7 years after defence of an approved doctorate, who have demonstrated the potential to conduct research of high scientific quality.

Planned
Ground-breaking research

Three-year Researcher Project with International Mobility

Application deadline
TBA

This is a notification for an upcoming call for proposals. The purpose of this call is to increase international mobility and promote career development among researchers at an early stage in their careers, as well as to facilitate knowledge transfer to research groups in Norway. The call is targeted towards researchers at the post-doctoral level who are to spend two years at a research organisation abroad and the third year at a research organisation in Norway. This call is open for project proposals in all disciplines and areas of research.

Planned
Ground-breaking research

Approved Norwegian research organisations in cooperation with relevant actors from the private and/or public sector or other public or private organisations can apply.

The objective is to promote cooperation to develop R&D expertise and capacity in areas of importance to society and business and industry. Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are to help develop and promote new knowledge and to improve interaction and knowledge transfer between R&D groups and stakeholders in society in order to find solutions to important societal challenges.

Collaborative Project on Digital Security and Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Application deadline
Open-ended

The objective of this call is to generate new knowledge in the thematic areas digital security and artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. The work will advance the research front, ensure essential competence-building and create new opportunities for people and society in the short and long term.

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Enabling technologies

Collaborative Project for Technological Convergence Related to Enabling Technologies

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

The objective of the call is to achieve radical new technological development across the enabling technologies through projects that endeavour to help to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and resolve major societal challenges. The call is open to approved Norwegian research organisations in binding cooperation with relevant actors from public sector entities, non-governmental organisations, trade and industry and/or other private organisations.

Planned
Enabling technologies

Collaborative Project to Meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges

Application deadline
09
Feb 2022

This is a notification for an upcoming call for proposals. The purpose of this application type is to develop new knowledge and generate research competence needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges. The projects are to encourage and support collaboration between research organisations and stakeholders from outside the research sector that represent societal and/or industry needs for knowledge and research competence.

Planned

Knowledge-building Project for Industry

Application deadline
09
Feb 2022

This is a notification for an upcoming call for proposals. The purpose of this application type is to develop new knowledge and generate research competence needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges. The projects are to encourage and support collaboration between research organisations and stakeholders from outside the research sector that represent societal and/or industry needs for knowledge and research competence

Planned
Energy, transport and low emissions
Petroleum

Companies and public sector entities that are not research organisations can apply.

The objective is to encourage value creation and renewal in the business and public sectors. Innovation Projects are to help enhance competitiveness in new and existing business areas, strengthen the restructuring capacity of the Norwegian economy and the public sector, and increase interaction and knowledge transfer across stakeholders.

Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector 2021

Application deadline
Open-ended

An Innovation Project is to lead to renewal and sustainable value creation for the project’s business partners. Funding should also generate socioeconomic benefits by making new knowledge and solutions available.

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Trade and industry
Oceans
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum

Demonstration Project for the Industrial Sector

Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of this call is to encourage companies to invest more in demonstrating and verifying technology that can contribute to innovation and sustainable value creation in line with their business strategy. The call for demonstration projects in 2021 concerns topics relating to Petroleum, Maritime industry (green shipping) and Land-based food, the environment and bioresources.

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Oceans
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum

Pre-projects to Mobilise Trade and Industry for Research

Application deadline
Open-ended

The objective of this call is to encourage more companies with little or no experience in research and development (R&D) to incorporate research into their innovation activity.

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Trade and industry

Industrial PhD Scheme – Doctoral Projects in Industry

Application deadline
Open-ended

The Research Council has established the Industrial PhD Scheme to boost research efforts and long-term competence-building for Norwegian trade and industry through the recruitment of doctoral candidates.

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Trade and industry
Natural science and technology

Public Sector PhD Project – Doctoral Project in the Public Sector

Application deadline
Open-ended

Public sector bodies may apply for funding for a Public Sector PhD project. A Public Sector PhD project involves collaboration between a public sector body and a degree-conferring institution. The doctoral project must be based on an issue of relevance to the public body and must be carried out by an employee.

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Policy and government administration areas
Natural science and technology

Innovation Camp – Registration of Pre-projects

Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Innovation Project for the Public Sector

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

An Innovation Project for the Public Sector is intended to promote sustainable, systematic and effective innovation in public-sector services, infrastructure and administration. Innovation projects must be based on needs and challenges and be part of the public entity’s plans for development. The project is to be executed through effective collaboration between the Project Owner (public sector body), R&D groups and other relevant stakeholders.

Planned
Education and competence
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal

Approved Norwegian research organisations can apply. Many calls for proposals require collaboration with trade and industry or stakeholders in the public sector.

The objective is targeted, long-term investment to strengthen and further develop outstanding and creative research and innovation groups, or to build up research groups in areas of key strategic importance. Research Centre provides a framework for calls under several different centre schemes that are designed to support the best research groups and lead to pioneering research and new innovations, or to strengthen key priority areas.

Research Centre for Petroleum

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

The purpose of this call is to establish up to two new Research Centres for Petroleum. The objective of the research centres is to improve capacity and expertise by addressing defined and delimited challenges related to utilisation of petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Planned
Petroleum

Norwegian Centre of Excellence – SFF-V – Phase 2

Application deadline
20
Oct 2021

The SFF scheme gives Norway’s best researchers the opportunity to organise their research activities in centres that seek to achieve ambitious scientific objectives through collaboration and with long-term basic funding. Phase 2 is reserved for prequalified applicants selected from the Phase 1 assessment process.

Planned
Ground-breaking research

Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs), approved Norwegian research organisations and micro-businesses originating in research organisations and/or TTOs can apply.

The objective is to promote greater commercial utilisation of R&D results from publicly-funded research in Norway. Commercialisation Projects are to clarify uncertainties related to the commercial utilisation of high-potential research results by answering questions that will prevent the project from moving forward in the commercialisation process if they remain unanswered

Proof-of-Concept Project – Research Commercialisation from Publicly Funded Research

Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of a Proof-of-Concept Project is to reduce the project’s uncertainty relating to technology and the market.

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Trade and industry
Health
Enabling technologies

Qualification Project (former Milestone Project) – Research Commercialisation from Publicly Funded Research

Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of a Qualification Project is to undertake initial investigations into the commercial potential of research results.

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Trade and industry
Health

Approved Norwegian research organisations, companies, public sector entities, non-governmental organisations and groups of such entities can apply.

The objective is to fund the planning, coordination and dissemination of R&D activities. Coordination and Support Activities are to promote researcher mobility, national and international networks, publication, dialogue, dissemination activity and more in connection with R&D activities.

Support for events

Application deadline
Open-ended

Support for events is available to approved Norwegian research organisations, companies, public entities, non-governmental organisations and groups of such entities in order to better equip them to organise conferences, workshops and seminars. Funding may also be granted for international conferences when the Norwegian applicant is the main...

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Internationalisation
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Funding for Research Stays Abroad for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows

Application deadline
Open-ended

The objective of the scheme is to increase the number of younger researchers who conduct a research stay abroad. International experience is important in building a career as a researcher. It helps to strengthen Norwegian research by increasing expertise and bringing new knowledge to projects. It expands networks and thereby provides Norwegian...

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Internationalisation

Funding for Research Stays Abroad for Researchers

Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of this call is to encourage a greater number of researchers to conduct a research stay abroad and to increase international collaboration. International experience is important for building a career as a researcher. It increases expertise and expands networks, providing Norwegian research with greater opportunity to access the...

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Internationalisation
Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions

Funding for Research Stays in Norway for Visiting Researchers

Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of this call is to create a framework to encourage more international collaboration.

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Internationalisation
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions

Support for Travel to Expand Industry-oriented R&D Cooperation with Countries Outside the EU/EEA

Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of this call is to identify potential partners for future international, industry-oriented projects. Support may be sought for travel to any country outside the EU/EEA.

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Internationalisation

Borrow a Researcher

Application deadline
Open-ended

The “Borrow a Researcher” scheme is to increase cooperation between companies and the R&D community. It is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises that need greater in-house research competence for a given period and for researchers who wish to learn more about challenges in the business sector and provide assistance to R&D efforts in companies.

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Trade and industry

Communication and Dissemination of Climate Research

Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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Communication and dissemination
Climate and polar research
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Support for Events Focused on the Functioning of the Financial Market and Ethical Awareness

Application deadline
Open-ended

Support for events that focus on the functioning of financial markets and that will promote greater understanding of relevant ethical issues in this area. Applications must clearly demonstrate that the project is of relevance in relation to the purpose of the Finance Market Fund.

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Policy and government administration areas
Humanities and social sciences

SKATTEFUNN Tax Deduction Scheme for Companies with Research and Development Projects

Application deadline
Open-ended

The SkatteFUNN Tax Deduction Scheme is a rights-based tax deduction scheme designed to stimulate research and development (R&D) activities in Norwegian companies.

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Innovative solutions for resilient, climate-smart and sustainable food systems

Application deadline
16
Aug 2021

The Research Council participates in the call, which is a joint call between two ERA-NETs. NOK 10 million is announced for Norwegian researchers and the business community for participation in international research collaboration on innovative solutions for climate-smart, resilient and sustainable food systems.

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Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

European Joint Programme on Soil - First external Call

Application deadline
07
Sep 2021

The objective of this call is to foster holistic agricultural soil management practices which will assist making a shift to diversify farming to include a variety of sustainable and environmental practices.

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Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

ERA-Net MarTERA – marine and maritime technologies for a new ERA

Application deadline 2
10
Sep 2021

The Research Council of Norway announces 1.5 million Euros to Norwegian researchers and industry who will participate in international research collaboration on marine and maritime technology.

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Oceans
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions

QuantERA Co-funded Call 2021 - Quantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies

Application deadline 2
15
Sep 2021

The Research Council participates in the announcement QuantERA II via ICTPLUSS. The purpose is to contribute to more interdisciplinary, groundbreaking research to bring out more groundbreaking innovations.

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Enabling technologies
Natural science and technology

ERA-NET BlueBio Cofund Second Additional Call

Application deadline 1
20
Sep 2021

ERA-NET BlueBio Cofund announces EUR 8 million in resource management, market and socio-economic aspects and value chains in the blue bioeconomy.

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Oceans
Enabling technologies

Internasjonal Utlysning: Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC)

Application deadline 2
23
Sep 2021

JPI Urban Europes 14 medlemsland lyser nå ut 18 millioner euro til forsknings- og innovasjonsprosjekter for bærekraftige byer. Forskningsrådet deltar i utlysningen med 19 millioner norske kroner til norske partnere.

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Climate and polar research
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC)

Application deadline 2
23
Sep 2021

The ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC) invites researchers, urban government authorities, – including cities and municipalities, – businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to build transnational consortia to create innovation and research projects that enable and support capacity building for urban transformations

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Climate and polar research
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources