Mandatory Project Outline Before Applying for Funding for Centre for Clinical Treatment Research


This call for project outlines qualifies applicants to submit complete applications for funding for Centres for Clinical Treatment Research with the deadline of 12 May 2021Applicants who have not submitted a project outline by the deadline of 6 January 2021 are not eligible to apply for funding through the main call for proposals.

About the call for proposals

The project outline is mandatory and constitutes the first phase of the application process for the call for Centres for Clinical Treatment Research (FKB).

Only applicants who have submitted a mandatory project outline by the stipulated deadline are eligible to apply for funding under the final application round. Applications that are not based on the project outline submitted by the stipulated deadline will be rejected. 

The Research Council aims to start up two to three new Centres for Clinical Treatment Research in 2022. 

Applicants must familiarise themselves with the grounds for the call by reading the following documents:

The title of the project outline proposal, and names of the host institution and contact person will be distributed to those who have submitted a project outline (if they have consented to this) so that the initiative for new Centres for Clinical Treatment Research can be coordinated where expedient.   

 The Norwegian-language call for proposals is the legally binding version.

Who is eligible to apply?

The project outline can be submitted by approved Norwegian research organisations with access to patients.

Who can participate in the project?

Requirements relating to the Project Owner
Approved Norwegian research organisations may submit project outlines.

Requirements relating to partners
Partners may be research organisations, relevant user partners in the Norwegian public sector and/or industry and civil society.

The centre must involve patients and/or patient organisations as users.

The project outline must reflect the strategic objectives of all the partners, and their planned contributions must be clearly shown in the project outline.

The roles of foreign partners in the project must be clearly stated in the centre’s project outlined objectives.

What can you seek funding for?

No funding is available under this call for project outlines.

Relevant thematic areas for this call


Practical information

Requirements for this application type

This call has an open-ended deadline. A unique grant application may only be submitted once (whereas calls with a fixed deadline may be submitted and resubmitted multiple times up to the submission deadline). The project outline that is submitted is therefore the one that will be processed.

  • The project outline must be created and submitted via My RCN Web. The project outline must be prepared using the designated template, which is available for download at the end of the call.
  • The project outline must be written in Norwegian or English.
  • The project outline and contact information must not exceed five pages. It will not be possible to upload more than five pages.

Applicants will receive an immediate automatic confirmation that the project outline has been received. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the submission has been confirmed. 

Assessment criteria

The main purpose of the mandatory project outline round is to help prevent applicants from investing great efforts in preparing applications that do not meet the formal requirements for FKBs. The project outline round is also a tool that large institutions can use to prioritise and organise their initiatives and assist the Research Council in facilitating and preparing processing of the final applications.

Administrative procedures

The project outlines will be assessed by the Research Council's administration and applicants will receive written feedback by the end of January 2021.

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