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
Concluded date

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.

Application deadline
Open-ended

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.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
25
May 2020
Concluded date

Funding is intended to support scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the international research front. This call is therefore targeted towards researchers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality. Grant proposals will be accepted for projects within all disciplines and research areas.

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
Petroleum
Application deadline
25
May 2020
Concluded date

Funding is intended to give talented young researchers under the age of 40 in all disciplines and research areas the opportunity to pursue their own research 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.

Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Application deadline
25
May 2020
Concluded date

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. This 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. Grant proposals will be accepted for projects within all disciplines and research areas.

Ground-breaking research
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020
Concluded date

This application type is designed to provide funding opportunities for projects that incorporate radical new thinking and challenge existing research within a topic or area.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

Research targeting animal welfare and preparedness for animal health.

Cancelled

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
04
Sep 2019
Concluded date

Knowledge-building Projects for Industry are to contribute to industry-oriented researcher training and long-term competence development in thematic areas of importance to the development of trade and industry.

Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended

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.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

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.

Application deadline
20
Nov 2019
Concluded date

Research targeting animal welfare and preparedness for animal health.

Application deadline
31
Mar 2020
Concluded date

On 31 December 2019, the local authorities of Wuhan (China), reported a cluster of pneumonia cases which turned out to be caused by a novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) . By March 2020 the virus has already spread in over 80 countries outside China . On 30 January 2020 the WHO declared the recent COVID-19 outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of...

Health
Global development and international relations
Democracy, administration and renewal
Application deadline
27
May 2020
Concluded date

The purpose of this call for proposals is to fund research on the economic ramifications for Norwegian business and working life of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s measures to limit the spread of infection with the ensuing economic consequences. Research activities may focus on the pandemic and the measures implemented separately or...

Welfare, culture and society
Industry and services
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020
Concluded date

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

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
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

The Pilot-T scheme is to accelerate the application of effective solutions by developing and testing/piloting new technologies and business models with the potential to enhance the transport system of tomorrow by increasing mobility, improved safety and security, and reducing emissions.

Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

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. 

Petroleum
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

We are seeking projects designed to promote sustainable, systematic and effective innovation in public-sector services, infrastructure and administration.

Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector are company-driven projects that incorporate extensive research and development (R&D) activities. The Innovation Project is to contribute significantly to renewal and increased value creation for the participating companies, and it should yield socioeconomic benefits by making new knowledge and solutions available.

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. 

Petroleum
Application deadline
20
Nov 2019
Concluded date

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Application deadline
12
Jun 2019
Open-ended
Concluded date

Following up the Memorandum of Understanding between China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and the Research Council of Norway, this joint call asks for industry-oriented proposals for collaborative research projects on digitalisation.

Application deadline
Open-ended

Only applicants who submit a project outline under this call will be qualified to submit a complete grant application under the main call for proposals for the National Financing Initiative for Research Infrastructure (INFRASTRUKTUR) with the deadline of 18 November 2020. Applicants who have not submitted a project outline by the deadline of 27...

Research Infrastructure
Application deadline
Open-ended

On 31 December 2019, the local authorities of Wuhan (China), reported a cluster of pneumonia cases which turned out to be caused by a novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) . By March 2020 the virus has already spread in over 80 countries outside China . On 30 January 2020 the WHO declared the recent COVID-19 outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of...

Health
Global development and international relations
Welfare, culture and society
Application deadline
17
Jun 2019
Open-ended
Concluded date

This call gives companies the opportunity for non-binding dialogue with the Research Council on a project outline prior to the planned call for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector with the deadline 25 September 2019.

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
Concluded date

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
Health
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.

Trade and industry
Health
Application deadline
12
Feb 2020
Concluded date

Projects under the STUD-ENT funding scheme are to increase entrepreneurship among students by cultivating student-driven business ideas based on research results or related to knowledge the students have obtained through their studies.

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
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

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
Application deadline
20
Nov 2019
Concluded date

The purpose of this call for proposals is to provide funding for continued Norwegian participation in the large-scale, long-term CERN experiments that Norwegian researchers have helped to develop, establish and take part in over many years. Funding will only be granted to one project.

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
Concluded date

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

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

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

Up to NOK 100.000 may be sought for fieldwork based in Svalbard in the period 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020. Applications related to Ny-Ålesund/ the Kongsfjorden area must describe how they will contribute and relate to the four Ny-Ålesund flagships (atmosphere, glaciology, Kongsfjorden and terrestrial systems).

Climate and polar research
Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

Approved Norwegian research organisations may apply for funding for partnerships with Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, China, Russia, South Africa, the USA, Germany and France, as well as for extensions of partnerships started in 2015 and 2016.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

The purpose of this supplementary funding is to encourage a greater number of Norwegian actors to take on a key role in Horizon 2020 projects and to give a wider range of Norwegian actors access to knowledge developed through Horizon 2020 projects. This will increase the impact of Horizon 2020 projects on research, society and trade and industry...

Internationalisation

Application deadline
12
Jun 2019
Concluded date

The MoST - RCN Joint Funding Call on Consortium Collaboration on Energy aims to promote academia-industry consortia in both countries to collaborate in the field of environmentally friendly energy.

Application deadline
04
Sep 2019
Concluded date

Joint projects between Norwegian and Russian researchers in the field of petroleum are to help to maintain existing networks and research collaboration and to develop new collaborative constellations through strategic basic research that is of relevance for both countries.

Petroleum
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

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.

Application deadline
22
Apr 2020
Concluded date

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
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020
Concluded date

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
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

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.

Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019
Concluded date

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.

Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
16
Dec 2019
Open-ended
Concluded date

The Research Council of Norway nominates two (2) postdoctoral researchers for a postdoctoral fellowship in Japan (Standard JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship FY2020).

Internationalisation
Application deadline
12
Feb 2020
Concluded date

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. Projects may address deficiencies in the system, ethics and good business practices in the relevant areas as well as consumer interests. Funding will not be granted for individuals to pursue ordinary occupational education activities.

Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
25
May 2020
Concluded date

The purpose of this call is to register applications for the period 2021–2024 for new strategic programmes for Nofima.

Application deadline
25
May 2020
Concluded date

The Finance Market Fund is designed to help to increase knowledge about how financial markets function and to promote greater understanding of relevant ethical issues. Funding under the Finance Market Fund is to support research, education or public awareness initiatives related to the functioning and role of the financial market. Projects may...

Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
25
May 2020
Concluded date

The Finance Market Fund is designed to help to increase knowledge about how financial markets function and to promote greater understanding of relevant ethical issues. Funding under the Finance Market Fund is to support research, education or public awareness initiatives related to the functioning and role of the financial market. Projects may...

Policy and government administration areas