Planned

Research Centres for Artificial Intelligence (AI Centres)

Changes may be made to this call until it opens on 1 November 2024.

Important dates

01 Nov 2024

Open for applications

15 Jan 2025

Application deadline

JUNE 2025

Expected funding decision

01 Aug 2025

Earliest permitted project start

01 Dec 2025

Latest permitted project start

30 Nov 2030

Latest permitted project completion date

Important dates

Purpose

This is a notification of an upcoming call for proposals. We will publish more information before summer 2024. 

The purpose of this call is to establish four to six research centres for artificial intelligence (AI centres) that will conduct research on high-quality artificial intelligence and address important societal and industry-related challenges. The AI centres will collectively cover the three tracks ─ impacts, technology and innovation. The three tracks overlap and must be seen in context. Read the description of the three tracks and the AI billion (in Norwegian).  

Submission of an outline by the deadline of 7 June 2024 is mandatory and is the first part of the application process for this call. Applications for this call that are not based on a submitted outline submitted by the deadline will be rejected. 

About the call for proposals

This is a notification of an upcoming call for proposals. We will publish more information before summer 2024. 

The call process is divided into two parts: first a call for proposals with a deadline of Friday 7 June 2024 and then a main call for proposals with a tentative deadline of 15 January 2025.  

It is mandatory to submit an outline. Applications for the main call that are not based on one or more of the submitted outlines will be rejected. 

More details about frameworks, conditions, guidelines, requirements and templates will be published later. 

See the call Mandatory outline as a basis for applications for research centres for artificial intelligence

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the background to the call before submitting an outline. You can find more information about the background for this call here: National Financing Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (in Norwegian).

The call is available in both Norwegian and English. The Norwegian call text is legally binding. 

Who is eligible to apply?

Only approved Norwegian research organisations in effective collaboration with partners from other research organisations, industry and/or the public sector may apply. See here for the list of approved Norwegian research organisations and the definition of public sector.  

Please note that all relevant applicants and partners may submit an outline.

Who can participate in the project?

This is a notification of an upcoming call for proposals. We will publish more information before summer 2024. 

What can you seek funding for?

This is a notification of an upcoming call for proposals. We will publish more information before summer 2024. 

Relevant thematic areas for this call

Artificial intelligence

Practical information

Requirements for this application type

This is a notification of an upcoming call for proposals. We will publish more information before summer 2024. 

Administrative procedures

This is a notification of an upcoming call for proposals. We will publish more information before summer 2024. 

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