Calls for proposals

Approved Norwegian research organisations can apply.

The objective is to promote renewal and development in research across all disciplines and thematic areas. Researcher Projects are to contribute to important new insights, scientific publication, researcher training and international research collaboration.

Application deadline
10
Feb 2021

Funding is intended to support scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the research front. This call targets researchers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality and applies to all disciplines and research areas.

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Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development and international relations
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Humanities and social sciences
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Life science
Natural science and technology
Petroleum
Application deadline
10
Feb 2021

Funding is intended to give talented researchers under the age of 40 the opportunity to pursue their ideas and lead a research project. This call is targeted towards researchers in the early stages of their careers, 2–7 years after defence of an approved doctorate, who have demonstrated the potential to conduct research of high scientific quality

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Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Welfare, culture and society
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
10
Feb 2021

The purpose of this call is to increase international mobility and promote career development among researchers at an early stage in their careers, as well as to facilitate knowledge transfer to research groups in Norway. The call is targeted towards researchers at the post-doctoral level who are to spend two years at a research organisation abroad and the third year at a research organisation in Norway. This call is open for project proposals in all disciplines and areas of research.

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Ground-breaking research
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
10
Feb 2021

Funding is intended to advance the research front by providing larger-scale allocations to interdisciplinary projects. The Research Council will provide support for researchers from different subject areas to work together to generate new knowledge that would not be possible to obtain without interdisciplinary cooperation.

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Ground-breaking research
Climate and polar research
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology

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
17
Feb 2021

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

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Energy, transport and low emissions
Petroleum
Application deadline
17
Feb 2021

The purpose of this application type is 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.

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

The objective of this call is to generate new knowledge in the thematic areas digital security and artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. The work will advance the research front, ensure essential competence-building and create new opportunities for people and society in the short and long term.

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Enabling technologies

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

An Innovation Project is to lead to renewal and sustainable value creation for the project’s business partners. Funding should also generate socioeconomic benefits by making new knowledge and solutions available.

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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

The purpose of this call is to encourage companies to invest more in demonstrating and verifying technology that can contribute to innovation and sustainable value creation in line with their business strategy. The call for demonstration projects in 2021 concerns topics relating to Petroleum, Maritime industry (green shipping) and Land-based food, the environment and bioresources.

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Oceans
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
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
Natural science and technology
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
Natural science and technology
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
15
Sep 2021

This is a notification for an upcoming call for proposals. 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.

Education and competence
Health
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal

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
17
Mar 2021

The purpose of this call for proposals is to establish a Centre for Research on Special Needs Education and Inclusive Practice. The centre is a long-term investment with an overriding goal to strengthen special needs education research in Norway.

Education and competence
Application deadline
12
May 2021

Funding is available to establish a Centre for Clinical Treatment Research (FKB). Only applicants who have submitted a mandatory project outline by the deadline of 6 January 2021 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be an approved Norwegian research organisation with access to patients in binding collaboration with relevant actors.

Health

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

The purpose of a Proof-of-Concept Project is to reduce the project’s uncertainty relating to technology and the market.

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Trade and industry
Health
Enabling technologies
Application deadline
Open-ended

The purpose of a Qualification Project is to undertake initial investigations into the commercial potential of research results.

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Trade and industry
Health
Application deadline
17
Mar 2021

A STUD-ENT project aims to reduce uncertainty related to technology and the market in student-driven business ideas. The goal is, when the project is finalised, that the most critical questions and uncertainties have been minimised, so that the next stage of the commercialisation process can begin. Students at master’s or PhD level or who are taking a programme of professional study are eligible to apply in cooperation with a Norwegian university or university college.

Trade and industry

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
31
Jan 2021
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian. 

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Welfare, culture and society
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 and international relations
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
Ground-breaking research
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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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 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
15
Mar 2021

ACT (Accelerating CCS Technology) is an international initiative to support research, development and demonstration in CO2 capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
12
May 2021

This is a notification of a upcoming call for joint projects between Norwegian and Chinese researchers that generate knowledge on the climate system. The call aims to contribute to improved climate predictions through development of models and methods, and through better understanding of processes and interactions between components of the climate system. Of particular interest is the polar climate and its interaction with the global system.

Internationalisation
Climate and polar research
Application deadline
12
May 2021

The joint call for proposals aims to increase Brazilian–Norwegian collaboration for the purpose of developing new technologies and services targeting offshore petroleum activities.

Petroleum

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
08
Mar 2021
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Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline 2
03
May 2021
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Climate and polar research
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Planned
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources