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.

Application deadline
20
May 2020
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Funding is intended to support scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the international research front. This call is therefore targeted towards researchers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality. Grant proposals will be accepted for projects within all disciplines and research areas.

Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Petroleum
Application deadline
20
May 2020
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Funding is intended to give talented young researchers under the age of 40 in all disciplines and research areas the opportunity to pursue their own research 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.

Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Application deadline
20
May 2020
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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. This 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. Grant proposals will be accepted for projects within all disciplines and research areas.

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

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Open-ended
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A Milestone Project is a short-term Commercialisation Project targeted towards completing the next, most critical milestone phase in order to move along the long-term commercialisation pathway.

Trade and industry

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.

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Open-ended
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The objective of this call is to further develop expertise and capacity in artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. Efforts are to help to move the research front, build vital competence and create new opportunities for people and society in the short and long term.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020

Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are 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.

Oceans
Energy, transport and low emissions
Petroleum
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020

Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are 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.

Antimicrobial resistance
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Land under pressure

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.

Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

More information will be published soon.

Ground-breaking research

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.

Application deadline
20
May 2020
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The objective of this call is to encourage Norwegian researchers to participate more widely in, and exert greater influence on, global research on climate and the environment.

Climate and polar research
Application deadline
20
May 2020
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The purpose of this call is to provide support for follow-up measures in response to the Evaluation of the Social Sciences in Norway (SAMEVAL). Support is to be reserved for network-related activities that promote scientific development and renewal among the institutions encompassed by the evaluation and within the associated research groups.

Humanities and social sciences
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Open-ended
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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...

Internationalisation
Oceans
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
Open-ended
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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...

Internationalisation
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Open-ended
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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...

Internationalisation
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
Open-ended
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The PES2020 scheme helps to strengthen Norwegian participation under H2020 and improve returns in the form of project funding under the EU framework programme. The PES2020 scheme is designed to relieve some of the cost burden for Norwegian applicants related to the preparation of project proposals, and to raise the overall competence of Norwegia...

Internationalisation
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Open-ended
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The purpose of this call is to create a framework to encourage more international collaboration.

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

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.

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

Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended
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Public sector bodies may apply for funding for a Public Sector Ph.D. project. A Public Sector Ph.D. 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.

Policy and government administration areas
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Open-ended
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

More information will be published soon.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
Open-ended

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. More information will be published in the spring of 2020. The Innovation Project is to contribute significantly to renewal and increased value creation for the participating companies, and it should yield socioeconomic benefits by making new knowledge and solutions available.

Trade and industry
Oceans
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. More information will be published in the spring of 2020. Demonstration Project is to strengthen companies’ own efforts to demonstrate new technology for applications with major socio-economic benefits. Projects are to ensure expertise, value creation, job creation and a competitive industrial sector in Norway. 

Petroleum

Application deadline
22
Apr 2020
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This call pertains to grant applications for the funding of Norwegian participation in projects involving radiation protection and radioactive waste management under the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). Only grant applications for projects with Norwegian participation in Euratom calls issued in 2019 will be accepted.

Joint international programmes
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are issuing a joint call for Researcher Projects under the programme for joint funding of Sino-Norwegian in mutually agreed fields to achieve bilateral world-class scientific results. This call is for Researcher Projects on sustainable and safe food...

Oceans
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Application deadline
20
May 2020
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The purpose of this call is to register applications for the period 2021–2024 for new strategic programmes for Nofima.

Application deadline
20
May 2020
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The Finance Market Fund is designed to help to increase knowledge about how financial markets function and to promote greater understanding of relevant ethical issues. Funding under the Finance Market Fund is to support research, education or public awareness initiatives related to the functioning and role of the financial market. Projects may...

Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
20
May 2020
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The Finance Market Fund is designed to help to increase knowledge about how financial markets function and to promote greater understanding of relevant ethical issues. Funding under the Finance Market Fund is to support research, education or public awareness initiatives related to the functioning and role of the financial market. Projects may...

Policy and government administration areas

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