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.

Collaborative Project on Digital Security and Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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.

Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector 2021

Application deadline
20
Sep 2021
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
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum

Pre-projects to Mobilise Trade and Industry for Research

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

Industrial PhD Scheme – Doctoral Projects in Industry

Application deadline
Open-ended

The Research Council has established the Industrial PhD 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

Public Sector PhD Project – Doctoral Project in the Public Sector

Application deadline
Open-ended

Public sector bodies may apply for funding for a Public Sector PhD project. A Public Sector PhD 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

Innovation Camp – Registration of Pre-projects

Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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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

Proof-of-Concept Project – Research Commercialisation from Publicly Funded Research

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

Qualification Project (former Milestone Project) – Research Commercialisation from Publicly Funded Research

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

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.

Support for events

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
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Funding for Research Stays Abroad for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows

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

Funding for Research Stays Abroad for Researchers

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

Funding for Research Stays in Norway for Visiting Researchers

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

Support for Travel to Expand Industry-oriented R&D Cooperation with Countries Outside the EU/EEA

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

Borrow a Researcher

Application deadline
Open-ended

The “Borrow a Researcher” scheme is to increase cooperation between companies and the R&D community. It is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises that need greater in-house research competence for a given period and for researchers who wish to learn more about challenges in the business sector and provide assistance to R&D efforts in companies.

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Trade and industry

Communication and Dissemination of Climate Research

Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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Communication and dissemination
Climate and polar research
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources

Support for Events Focused on the Functioning of the Financial Market and Ethical Awareness

Application deadline
Open-ended

Support for events that focus on the functioning of financial markets and that will promote greater understanding of relevant ethical issues in this area. Applications must clearly demonstrate that the project is of relevance in relation to the purpose of the Finance Market Fund.

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Policy and government administration areas
Humanities and social sciences

SKATTEFUNN Tax Deduction Scheme for Companies with Research and Development Projects

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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