Calls for proposals

Researcher Project (1 call 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.

Research on ICT development

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

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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
Application deadline
12
Feb 2020

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

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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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.

Research on ICT development
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.

CO2 capture and storage
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.

Antimicrobial resistance
Working life and labour market
Education
Food and land-based bioresources

Coordination and Support Activity (16 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
16
Dec 2019
Open-ended
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Funding for activities that stimulate to increased scientific cooperation within Svalbard research and/or contributes to connect Svalbard research to a Pan-Arctic perspective.

Polar
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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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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Donor matching scheme
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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.

Trade and industry
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Open-ended
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The Research Council offers financial support to Norwegian institutions and companies seeking to participate in events that will provide them with greater insight into the Horizon 2020 framework programme.

Internationalisation
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Open-ended
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Climate
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Open-ended
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The aim of this call for proposals is to provide support for planning of potential Norwegian participation in the establishment of research infrastructure on the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) Roadmap.

Research Infrastructure

Innovation Project (6 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.

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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Food and land-based bioresources
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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
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Trade and industry
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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
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
Environment-friendly energy and CO2 capture and storage
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
16
Dec 2019
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The Research Council of Norway nominates two (2) postdoctoral researchers for a postdoctoral fellowship in Japan (Standard JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship FY2020).

Internationalisation

Skattefunn (1 call for proposals)

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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.