Calls for proposals

Innovation Project (1 call for proposals)

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
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Food and land-based bioresources

Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project (3 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
25
Sep 2019
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The objective of this call is to increase cooperation between research groups and collaboration partners aimed at addressing or resolving key societal challenges identified under the Research Programme on Welfare, Working Life and Migration (VAM). Pre-projects are intended to develop proposals for Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects for the main call for proposals planned to be issued with an application submission deadline of 16 September 2020.

Welfare, working life and education
Application deadline
Open-ended
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The objective of this call is to enhance research efforts and to encourage and support collaboration between research groups and users in the thematic priority area “Ubiquitous data and services”. Research activities must seek to move the research front, promote essential competence-building and create new opportunities in the short and long term.

ICT
Application deadline
20
Nov 2019

Research targeting animal welfare and preparedness for animal health.

Food and land-based bioresources

Commercialisation Project (3 calls for proposals)

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
25
Sep 2019
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Commercialisation Projects are to help to increase commercial utilisation and value creation based on the results of publicly funded research in Norway.

Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended
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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.

Trade and industry
Application deadline
12
Feb 2020

The English call for proposals is available soon.

Trade and industry

Research Centre (1 call for proposals)

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
25
Sep 2019
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The Research Council is now accepting complete applications seeking funding to establish a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI-IV). Only applicants who submitted a mandatory outline by the deadline of 4 April 2019 are qualified to submit a complete application in response to this call for proposals.

Trade and industry

Researcher Project (3 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
25
Sep 2019
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This call is to promote more effective management to prevent the introduction and spread of new species of plant pests, and is being carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. The objective is to strengthen the management of plant health in Norway.

Food and land-based bioresources
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Cancelled

Research targeting animal welfare and preparedness for animal health.

Food and land-based bioresources
Application deadline
Open-ended
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The objective of this call is to enhance research efforts in the thematic priority area “Ubiquitous data and services”. Research activities must seek to move the research front, promote essential competence-building and create new opportunities in the short and long term.

ICT

Coordination and Support Activity (19 calls for proposals)

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
16
Sep 2019
Open-ended
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The purpose of this call is to aid the FORNY 2020 programme’s primary partners, the Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs), in becoming more professional and specialised, and to enhance the culture for entrepreneurship and commercialisation within the management at Norwegian universities, university colleges and research institutions.

Commercialisation
Application deadline
Open-ended
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The objective of the scheme is to increase the number of younger researchers who conduct a research stay abroad. 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 international research front.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Donor matching scheme
Application deadline
Open-ended
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This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Climate
Application deadline
Open-ended
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The aim of this call is to facilitate cohesive Norwegian collaboration and increase the participation of Norwegian stakeholders in the effort to promote Norwegian interests in the process of shaping the content of Horizon Europe, the EU’s next research and innovation framework programme (2021–2027).

Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended
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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.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended
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The aim of this call for proposals is to provide support for planning of potential Norwegian participation in the establishment of research infrastructure on the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) Roadmap.

Research Infrastructure

International Calls (2 calls for proposals)

Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
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This joint call asks for industry-oriented proposals for collaborative research projects on digitalisation, following up the Memorandum of Understanding between China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and the Research Council of Norway.

ICT
Application deadline
Open-ended

This call pertains to grant applications for the funding of Norwegian participation in projects involving radiation protection and radioactive waste management under the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). Only grant applications for projects with Norwegian participation in Euratom calls issued in 2019 will be accepted.

Joint international programmes

Support from Other Funders (2 calls for proposals)

Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
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The Finance Market Fund provides funding for research projects and public awareness initiatives concerning financial markets. The fund is designed to help to increase knowledge about how financial markets function and to promote greater understanding of relevant ethical issues.

Government administration areas
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
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Funding from the Finance Market Fund is to support research, education or public awareness initiatives related to the functioning and role of the financial market.

Government administration areas