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
10
Feb 2021

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.

Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development and international relations
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Humanities and social sciences
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Life science
Natural science and technology
Petroleum
Application deadline
10
Feb 2021

Funding is intended to give talented researchers under the age of 40 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

Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Welfare, culture and society
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
10
Feb 2021

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.

Ground-breaking research
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
10
Feb 2021

Funding is intended to advance the research front by providing larger-scale allocations to interdisciplinary projects. The Research Council will provide support for researchers from different subject areas to work together to generate new knowledge that would not be possible to obtain without interdisciplinary cooperation.

Ground-breaking research
Climate and polar research
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology

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
11
Nov 2020

The Research Council is issuing a call for proposals to establish a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) in the field of wind power. Approved Norwegian research organisations may apply in cooperation with companies.

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Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

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.

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Ground-breaking research
Application deadline
17
Mar 2021

This is a notification about an upcoming call for proposals. More information relating to the call will be published during autumn 2020. The purpose of the call is to establish a centre for research on special needs education and inclusive practice. The centre is a long-term initiative with the overall goal to strengthen research on special needs education in Norway.

Education and competence

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.

Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

This call aims to promote increased industry-oriented research and development in tourism and hospitality, cultural industries, finance and retail/wholesale. To be eligible for funding, applicants must first have sought and received funding under the call for proposals, “Funding to Mobilise Service Industries for Research,” and carried out activities targeted towards establishment of collaboration and projects.

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Trade and industry
Industry and services
Application deadline
Open-ended

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.

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Enabling technologies
Application deadline
17
Feb 2021

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

Energy, transport and low emissions
Petroleum
Application deadline
17
Feb 2021

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.

Oceans
Education and competence
Health
Global development and international relations
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

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

Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector is a funding instrument providing grants to business led innovation projects that make extensive use of research and development (R&D) to arrive at an innovative solution to a problem or opportunity in industry. Innovation Projects intends to deliver economic value for all companies and project partners involved, and for society at large from funding environmentally sustainable innovations and disseminating new knowledge.

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

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.

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Trade and industry
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
Open-ended

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.

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Policy and government administration areas
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
Open-ended

The English version will be available soon.

Oceans
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum

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
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
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
Application deadline
17
Mar 2021

The English call for proposals will be published soon.

Trade and industry

Approved Norwegian research organisations and publicly funded administrators of research infrastructure who cooperate closely with Norwegian research organisations can apply.

The objective is to promote and strengthen infrastructure that leads to innovative research and development. Research Infrastructure projects are to provide Norwegian research groups and companies with access to relevant, updated infrastructure that facilitates high-quality research.

Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

Funding is available for establishment or upgrades of research infrastructure of national importance, including Norwegian participation in collaboration on the establishment or upgrade of international research infrastructures. Only applicants who submitted a mandatory project outline are eligible to submit a complete grant application under this call.

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Research Infrastructure
Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

The call only applies to selected memberships in international research infrastructures. The relevant applicant groups have been informed.

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Research Infrastructure

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
18
Nov 2020

Norwegian research organisations may apply for funding for partnerships with Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, China, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA. Funding may also be sought for partnerships with Germany and France under this call.

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Internationalisation
Education and competence
Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

The mobilisation projects will have more companies using research in their innovation efforts and getting companies already engaged in research-based innovation to raise their ambitions. This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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Trade and industry
Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

This funding must be used for additional independent activities that support or build on the Horizon 2020 project, and must not be used for activities already covered by EU funding. Nor can the supplementary funding be used for R&D or innovation activities. Only projects that have not previously received supplementary funding are eligible to apply.

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Internationalisation
Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

Research organisations may apply for funding for establishment and operation of international research networks in the field of development.

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Global development and international relations
Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

Funding for fieldwork in Svalbard and Jan Mayen for Master students, PhD students and researchers from, or collaborating with Norwegian research organisations.

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Climate and polar research
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
Global development and international relations
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
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

Application deadline
15
Mar 2021

ACT (Accelerating CCS Technology) is an international initiative to support research, development and demonstration in CO2 capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).

Energy, transport and low emissions

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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Application deadline
28
Oct 2020

We participate in the Nordic joint call for Alternative fuels and propulsion systems (energy vectors) for maritime transport with low-carbon impact, with up to NOK 5 million for Norwegian participation.

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Trade and industry
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Petroleum
Application deadline 2
19
Nov 2020

The Research Council participates in M-ERA.NET call 2020 with up to EUR 1 million for Norwegian participation. Please note that Norway participates only in battery-related research. Applications in other subjects will be rejected.

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Application deadline 1
07
Dec 2020
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Climate and polar research
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources