Calls for proposals

Researcher Project (4 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.

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The objective of this call is to enhance research efforts in the thematic priority area “Ubiquitous data and services”. Research activities must seek to move the research front, promote essential competence-building and create new opportunities in the short and long term.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
06
May 2020

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. The complete text of the call will be published in January 2020. 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.

Groundbreaking research
Democracy, administration and renewal
Global development
Oceans
Application deadline
06
May 2020

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. The complete text of the call will be published in January 2020. 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.

Groundbreaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Application deadline
06
May 2020

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. The complete text of the call will be published in January 2020. 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.

Groundbreaking research

Commercialisation Project (2 calls for proposals)

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

Application deadline
12
Feb 2020
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Projects under the STUD-ENT funding scheme are to increase entrepreneurship among students by cultivating student-driven business ideas based on research results or related to knowledge the students have obtained through their studies.

Trade and industry
Application deadline
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

Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project (3 calls for proposals)

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 enhance research efforts and to encourage and support collaboration between research groups and users in the thematic priority area “Ubiquitous data and services”. Research activities must seek to move the research front, promote essential competence-building and create new opportunities in the short and long term.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. More information about the call and available funding will be posted in the spring of 2020. The call is expected to encompass a wide range of thematic areas. The thematic areas will be announced on an ongoing basis until the final call for proposals is issued in the spring of 2020.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Oceans
Petroleum
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. More information about the call and available funding will be posted in the spring of 2020. The call is expected to encompass a wide range of thematic areas. The thematic areas will be announced on an ongoing basis until the final call for proposals is issued in the spring of 2020.

Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Global development
Oceans

Coordination and Support Activity (18 calls for proposals)

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
12
Feb 2020
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Support for an annual event to provide a meeting place for young researchers to learn about new ideas, methods and theories within eScience as well as build a professional network.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
12
Feb 2020
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
12
Feb 2020
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The county municipalities can apply for funding to increase the competence of teachers in upper secondary schools in research method and critical thinking.

Education and competence
Application deadline
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...

Energy, transport and low emissions
Global development
Oceans
Health
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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
Energy, transport and low emissions
Oceans
Health
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

Innovation Project (7 calls for proposals)

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
12
Feb 2020
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Democracy, administration and renewal
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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The Public Sector Ph.D. Scheme (OFFPHD) is to expand long-term, relevant competence-building and research activities in public sector bodies, to increase researcher recruitment within the public sector and to promote greater collaboration between academia and the public sector.

Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
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

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.

Industry and services
Oceans
Petroleum
Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

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

International Calls (1 call for proposals)

Application deadline
Open-ended

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

Support from Other Funders (1 call for proposals)

Application deadline
12
Feb 2020
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Funding from 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 address deficiencies in the system, ethics and good business practices in the relevant areas as well as consumer interests. Funding will not be granted for individuals to pursue ordinary occupational education activities.

Policy and government administration areas

Skattefunn (1 call for proposals)

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.