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

Completed
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.

Completed
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.

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

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Enabling technologies
Application deadline
02
Sep 2020

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.

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Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
25
May 2020

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.

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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
Petroleum

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

Completed
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.

Completed
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 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
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.

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Enabling technologies
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.

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Trade and industry
Industry and services
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.

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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
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.

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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
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.

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Health
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

A pre-commercial procurement challenges industry to develop innovative solutions to meet public sector needs. Pre-commercial procurement enables the public purchaser to compare alternative potential solutions and filter out the best possible innovations that the market can deliver to address the public need. This enables public authorities to modernize public services faster and to create opportunities for the supplying companies to take international leadership in new markets.

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Health
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

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

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Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

This call for proposals is only in Norwegian.

Completed
Energy, transport and low emissions
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
Health
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
25
May 2020

This is a time-limited call for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector involving public-private collaboration. The purpose of the call is to stimulate R&D activity that promotes value creation and enhanced international competitiveness for the business sector and encourages innovation and sustainability in the health and care sector. This...

Completed
Trade and industry
Health
Industry and services

Application deadline
06
Apr 2021
Open-ended

This call for project outlines qualifies applicants to submit complete applications for the call Research Centre for Petroleum. Applicants who have not submitted an outline by the deadline for project outlines are not eligible to apply for funding through the main call for proposals. Approved Norwegian research organisations may submit an outline.

Completed
Petroleum
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...

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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...

Completed
Health
Global development and international relations
Welfare, culture and society
Application deadline
06
Jan 2021
Open-ended

The call for project outlines qualifies applicants to submit complete applications for funding for Centres for Clinical Treatment Research with the deadline of 12 May 2021. Applicants who have not submitted a project outline by 6 January 2021 are not eligible to apply for funding through the main call for proposals.

Completed
Health
Application deadline
17
Jun 2019
Open-ended

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.

Completed
Application deadline
12
Jun 2019
Open-ended

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.

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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.

Completed
Education and competence
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.

Completed
Ground-breaking research
Application deadline
11
Nov 2020

The Research Council is issuing a call for proposals to establish a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) in the field of wind power. Approved Norwegian research organisations may apply in cooperation with companies.

Completed
Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
20
Nov 2019

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.

Completed
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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.

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Trade and industry

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
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.

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Trade and industry
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.

Completed
Trade and industry
Health
Application deadline
12
Feb 2020

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.

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Trade and industry
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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

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Trade and industry
Health

Approved Norwegian research organisations and publicly funded administrators of research infrastructure who cooperate closely with Norwegian research organisations can apply.

The objective is to promote and strengthen infrastructure that leads to innovative research and development. Research Infrastructure projects are to provide Norwegian research groups and companies with access to relevant, updated infrastructure that facilitates high-quality research.

Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

Funding is available for establishment or upgrades of research infrastructure of national importance, including Norwegian participation in collaboration on the establishment or upgrade of international research infrastructures. Only applicants who submitted a mandatory project outline are eligible to submit a complete grant application under this call.

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Research Infrastructure
Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

The call only applies to selected memberships in international research infrastructures. The relevant applicant groups have been informed.

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Research Infrastructure

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
17
Mar 2021

Increase children’s and adolescents’ opportunities to learn how digital content and services are developed and applied. Non-profit organisations can apply.

Completed
Communication and dissemination
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...

Completed
Internationalisation
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).

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Internationalisation
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

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Completed
Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Completed
Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

Funding is intended to contribute to increased R&D activity in service industries that are currently under-represented in the Research Council's trade and industry portfolio: tourism, cultural industries, finance and retail.

Completed
Trade and industry
Industry and services

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).

Completed
Energy, transport and low emissions
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...

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Joint international programmes
Oceans
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
22
Apr 2020

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.

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Joint international programmes
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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.

Completed
Application deadline
04
Sep 2019

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.

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Petroleum
Application deadline
12
Jun 2019

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.

Completed

Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

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 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.

Completed
Policy and government administration areas
Humanities and social sciences
Application deadline
25
May 2020

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...

Completed
Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
25
May 2020

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

Completed
Application deadline
25
May 2020

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...

Completed
Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
12
Feb 2020

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.

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

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

Completed
Internationalisation
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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.

Completed
Policy and government administration areas

Application deadline
08
Apr 2021

Nordic Energy Research, together with the Research Council of Norway and other Nordic financiers are creating a forum for collaboration between different Nordic energy system modelling groups.

Completed
Energy, transport and low emissions
Completed
Oceans
Health
Humanities and social sciences
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Life science
Natural science and technology