Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal

21 February: the date for latest permitted project start has been changed in this call for proposals from 1 December 2021 to 1 August 2021.

20 March: The application deadline has been changed from 6 May to 20 May 2020. Requirements relating to the project manager have been changed.

24 March: The amount of funding was increased for some topics.

24 March: The thematic area "Democracy, administration and renewal" has been strengthened with an additional NOK 40 million for research on societal security, and a new topic: NOK 50 million for research in macroeconomic challenges.

30 March: The thematic area "Global development" has been strengthened with an additional NOK 20 million for research on global health related to epidemics in developing countries.

19 May: The application deadline has been changed from 20 May to 25 May 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.

Important dates

25 Mar 2020

Date call is made active

20 May 2020

Application submission deadline

01 Jan 2021

Earliest permitted project start

01 Aug 2021

Latest permitted project start

31 Jul 2027

Latest permitted project completion

Important dates

About the results of the application assessment process

Total amount sought
NOK 23 285 000 000
Amount awarded
NOK 2 391 000 000
Total number of applications
Number of approved applications

Approved applications