Funding for Norwegian Participation in Euratom Projects

The text of this call is preliminary and will be revised. It will not be possible to create an application until the call has been made active in late January 2020. 

Purpose

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.

About the call for proposals

Priority will be given to grant applications within the following sections in the Euratom Work Programme annex:

  • B: Decommissioning and environmental remediation
  • C: Radioactive waste management
  • E: Radiation protection and medical applications

Grant applications within the following sections may also be relevant:

  • A: Nuclear safety
  • D: Education and training
  • F: Research infrastructure

Funding is only available for the 2019 Euratom call topics specified in the annex to the Euratom Work Programme 2019-2020

To be eligible to receive funding, either the EU project must already have been selected to receive EU support, or Norwegian partners must have been invited, with the approval of the European Commission, to participate in already established projects.

In cases where the processing of grant applications by the European Commission is not fully completed, confirmation of a pledge of funding may be forwarded at a later point in time.

The usual Research Council procedures for submission of grant applications will apply. Since there is limited funding available, applicants will not automatically be granted funding from the Research Council.

Please also see the memorandum Notat fra DSA til Forskningsrådet.pdf (in Norwegian only).

Who is eligible to apply?

Only Norwegian participants in projects selected for funding under Euratom calls issued in 2019 are eligible to apply. This is to be documented in the grant application to the Research Council.

Participants may be research organisations, companies or other entities.

In cases where the processing of grant applications by the European Commission is not fully completed, confirmation of a pledge of funding may be forwarded to the Research Council at a later point in time. Support is only available to cover the Norwegian participant’s own share of the costs associated with the EU project, i.e. the amount the Norwegian participant has applied for in its grant application to the EU.

Who can participate in the project?

More details will be provided at a later date.

What can you seek funding for?

Support is only available to cover the Norwegian participant’s own share of the costs associated with the EU project, i.e. the amount the Norwegian participant has applied for in its grant application to the EU.

The grant application to the Research Council is only to include a detailed description of the Norwegian contribution to the EU project, not the entire EU application. A budget approved by the European Commission is to be attached or forwarded later when available.

The Euratom call for proposals describes how to set up the budget. You may also contact us for instructions.

All amounts are to be entered in NOK. The Research Council will provide the exchange rate if one is to be used.

Conditions for funding

To be eligible to receive funding, either the EU project must already have been selected to receive EU support, or Norwegian partners must have been invited, with the approval of the European Commission, to participate in already established projects.

Support from the Research Council to a research organisation is to be reserved for the organisation’s non-economic activity, and as such therefore does not constitute state aid.

The Research Council requires a clear separation of accounts for the organisation’s economic and non-economic activities. According to the state aid rules, support to an undertaking constitutes state aid. An “undertaking” in this context is defined as any actor that carries out an economic activity consisting of offering products or services on a given market. When an undertaking receives support to cover a portion of its project costs, either in the role as Project Owner or as a partner in the project, this support must be awarded in accordance with Article 25 of the General Block Exemption Regulation for state aid (Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014).

Relevant thematic areas for this call

Joint international programmes

Requirements for this application type

  • Grant applications and all attachments may be submitted in Norwegian or English.
  • All attachments must be uploaded in PDF format.
  • The grant application pertains only to Norwegian project participants.

Mandatory attachments

  • A project description of maximum five pages must include a brief description of the project and specify the elements of the project to which the Norwegian partner (the applicant) will contribute. The designated template (to be made available later for download and to be found at the end of this call) must be used.
  • The overall budget for the project in question, with specification of the Norwegian contributions. Amounts may be entered in EUR.

Grant applications that do not satisfy the above requirements will be rejected.

Optional attachment

  • CV for the project manager

Links to websites and documents, as well as other attachments than those specified above, will not be included in the application review process. There is no technical validation of the content of the attachments you upload, so please make sure that you upload the correct file for the selected type of attachment.

Assessment criteria

When distributing funding under this call, the Research Council will seek to ensure adequate balance in Norwegian participation under the relevant call topics indicated in the abovementioned memorandum.

When ranking multiple grant applications pertaining to the same Euratom call topic, the Research Council will give priority to the grant application that receives the highest mark. This information is collected from the European Commission’s Evaluation Summary Reports for projects selected for funding.

Relevance to the call for proposals

The extent to which the project satisfies the guidelines and stipulations set out in the call for proposals.

Administrative procedures

More information will be provided when the call is made active.