Calls for proposals

Approved Norwegian research organisations in cooperation with relevant actors from the private and/or public sector or other public or private organisations can apply.

The objective is to promote cooperation to develop R&D expertise and capacity in areas of importance to society and business and industry. Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are to help develop and promote new knowledge and to improve interaction and knowledge transfer between R&D groups and stakeholders in society in order to find solutions to important societal challenges.

Application deadline
Open-ended

The objective of this call is to further develop expertise and capacity in artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. Efforts are to help to move the research front, build vital competence and create new opportunities for people and society in the short and long term.

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Enabling technologies
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020

Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are to develop new knowledge and generate research competence needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges. The projects are to encourage and support collaboration between research organisations and stakeholders from outside the research sector that represent societal and/or industry needs for knowledge and research competence.

Oceans
Energy, transport and low emissions
Petroleum
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020

Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are to develop new knowledge and generate research competence needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges. The projects are to encourage and support collaboration between research organisations and stakeholders from outside the research sector that represent societal and/or industry needs for knowledge and research competence.

Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

This call aims to promote increased industry-oriented research and development in tourism and hospitality, cultural industries, finance and retail/wholesale. To be eligible for funding, applicants must first have sought and received funding under the call for proposals, “Funding to Mobilise Service Industries for Research,” and carried out activities targeted towards establishment of collaboration and projects.

Trade and industry
Industry and services

Companies and public sector entities that are not research organisations can apply.

The objective is to encourage value creation and renewal in the business and public sectors. Innovation Projects are to help enhance competitiveness in new and existing business areas, strengthen the restructuring capacity of the Norwegian economy and the public sector, and increase interaction and knowledge transfer across stakeholders.

Application deadline
Open-ended

Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector is a funding instrument providing grants to business led innovation projects that make extensive use of research and development (R&D) to arrive at an innovative solution to a problem or opportunity in industry. Innovation Projects intends to deliver economic value for all companies and project partners involved, and for society at large from funding environmentally sustainable innovations and disseminating new knowledge.

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Trade and industry
Oceans
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended

This is notification of the coming call for 2020. More information will be published in the spring of 2020. Demonstration Project is to strengthen companies’ own efforts to demonstrate new technology for applications with major socio-economic benefits. Projects are to ensure expertise, value creation, job creation and a competitive industrial sector in Norway. 

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Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended

The objective of this call is to encourage more companies with little or no experience in research and development (R&D) to incorporate research into their innovation activity.

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Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended

The Research Council has established the Industrial Ph.D. Scheme to boost research efforts and long-term competence-building for Norwegian trade and industry through the recruitment of doctoral candidates.

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Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended

Public sector bodies may apply for funding for a Public Sector Ph.D. project. A Public Sector Ph.D. project involves collaboration between a public sector body and a degree-conferring institution. The doctoral project must be based on an issue of relevance to the public body and must be carried out by an employee.

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Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

An Innovation Project for the Public Sector is intended to promote sustainable, systematic and effective innovation in public-sector services, infrastructure and administration. Innovation projects must be based on needs and challenges and be part of the public entity’s plans for development. The project is to be executed through effective collaboration between the Project Owner (public sector body), R&D groups and other relevant stakeholders.

Health
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs), approved Norwegian research organisations and micro-businesses originating in research organisations and/or TTOs can apply.

The objective is to promote greater commercial utilisation of R&D results from publicly-funded research in Norway. Commercialisation Projects are to clarify uncertainties related to the commercial utilisation of high-potential research results by answering questions that will prevent the project from moving forward in the commercialisation process if they remain unanswered

Application deadline
Open-ended

A Milestone Project is a short-term Commercialisation Project targeted towards completing the next, most critical milestone phase in order to move along the long-term commercialisation pathway.

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Trade and industry

Approved Norwegian research organisations can apply. Many calls for proposals require collaboration with trade and industry or stakeholders in the public sector.

The objective is targeted, long-term investment to strengthen and further develop outstanding and creative research and innovation groups, or to build up research groups in areas of key strategic importance. Research Centre provides a framework for calls under several different centre schemes that are designed to support the best research groups and lead to pioneering research and new innovations, or to strengthen key priority areas.

Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

The SFF scheme gives Norway’s best researchers the opportunity to organise their research activities in centres that seek to achieve ambitious scientific objectives through collaboration and with long-term basic funding.

Ground-breaking research

Approved Norwegian research organisations, companies, public sector entities, non-governmental organisations and groups of such entities can apply.

The objective is to fund the planning, coordination and dissemination of R&D activities. Coordination and Support Activities are to promote researcher mobility, national and international networks, publication, dialogue, dissemination activity and more in connection with R&D activities.

Application deadline
Open-ended

Support for events is available to approved Norwegian research organisations, companies, public entities, non-governmental organisations and groups of such entities in order to better equip them to organise conferences, workshops and seminars. Funding may also be granted for international conferences when the Norwegian applicant is the main...

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Internationalisation
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
Open-ended

The objective of the scheme is to increase the number of younger researchers who conduct a research stay abroad. International experience is important in building a career as a researcher. It helps to strengthen Norwegian research by increasing expertise and bringing new knowledge to projects. It expands networks and thereby provides Norwegian...

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Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of this call is to encourage a greater number of researchers to conduct a research stay abroad and to increase international collaboration. International experience is important for building a career as a researcher. It increases expertise and expands networks, providing Norwegian research with greater opportunity to access the...

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Internationalisation
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
Open-ended

The PES2020 scheme helps to strengthen Norwegian participation under H2020 and improve returns in the form of project funding under the EU framework programme. The PES2020 scheme is designed to relieve some of the cost burden for Norwegian applicants related to the preparation of project proposals, and to raise the overall competence of Norwegia...

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Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of this call is to create a framework to encourage more international collaboration.

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Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
Open-ended

The Research Council offers financial support to Norwegian institutions and companies seeking to participate in events that will provide them with greater insight into the Horizon 2020 framework programme.

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Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of this call is to identify potential partners for future international, industry-oriented projects. Support may be sought for travel to any country outside the EU/EEA.

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Internationalisation

Application deadline
02
Sep 2020

Funding is available for Researcher Projects on sustainable and safe food from agriculture and aquaculture. The Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are issuing a joint call under the programme for joint funding of Sino-Norwegian in mutually agreed fields to achieve bilateral world-class...

Joint international programmes
Oceans
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Application deadline
Open-ended

The SkatteFUNN Tax Deduction Scheme is a rights-based tax deduction scheme designed to stimulate research and development (R&D) activities in Norwegian companies.

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Application deadline 1
16
Jun 2020

The Research Council participates in M-ERA.NET call 2020 with up to EUR 1 million for Norwegian participation. Please note that Norway participates only in battery-related research. Applications in other subjects will be rejected.

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Application deadline 2
14
Aug 2020

Risk to human health and the environment from environmental toxins and pathogens present in water resources.

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Application deadline
14
Sep 2020

As one of eleven research-funding organizations from different countries, The Research Council of Norway is participating in JPI More Years Better Lives' joint transnational call Equality and Wellbeing across Generations (EWG). The call is now open for applications and will close 14 September, 17:00 CEST.

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Application deadline
22
Sep 2020
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