This application type is designed to provide funding opportunities for projects that incorporate radical new thinking and challenge existing research within a topic or area. These may be projects that employ unconventional approaches or methods, or address blind spots within a field. Funding may also be provided for projects seeking to combine research fields where there has not been previous collaboration across the dividing lines between disciplines. Projects may incorporate basic or applied research and may have a high level of risk.

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30 Jun 2020

Date call is made active

02 Sep 2020

Application submission deadline

December 2020

Final decision on grant allocations for pre-projects

01 Jan 2021

Earliest permitted start pre-project

01 Jun 2021

Latest permitted start pre-project

31 Oct 2022

Deadline for completion of pre-project

31 Oct 2022

Latest permitted completion of main project

December 2022

Final funding decision main project

01 Jan 2023

Deadline for start of main project

30 Jun 2025

Deadline for completion of main project report

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About the results of the application assessment process

Total amount sought
NOK 79 300 000
Amount awarded
NOK 13 700 000
Total number of applications
Number of approved applications

Approved applications