Calls for proposals

Application deadline
06.03
2024
Completed

Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal (Thematic Priority Call)

The purpose of this call is to support scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the international research front within the thematic areas set out in the call. This call is therefore targeted towards researchers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality.

Oceans
Petroleum
Sámi society and culture
Democracy and global development
Energy and transportation
Climate and the environment
Food and bioresources
Welfare and education
Application deadline
06.03
2024
Completed

Researcher Project for Early Career Scientists (Thematic Priority Call)

The purpose of this call is to give researchers the opportunity to pursue their own ideas and to lead a research project within the thematic areas set out in the call. This call is targeted towards researchers at an early stage of their careers, 2–7 years after defence of an approved doctorate, who have demonstrated the potential to conduct rese...

Oceans
Democracy and global development
Climate and the environment
Food and bioresources
Application deadline
06.03
2024
Completed

Large-scale Interdisciplinary Researcher Project on the Climate and Earth System

The purpose is to advance the research front within climate and the earth system through interdisciplinary projects with larger allocations. We support researchers from different disciplines who together will generate new knowledge that would not have been possible to achieve without interdisciplinary cooperation. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality.

Climate and the environment
Application deadline
15.03
2023
See Result

Researcher Project for Young Talents (FRIPRO)

Vi lyser kun ut midler til temaet Banebrytende forskning (FRIPRO) i denne utlysningen. 

Funding is intended to give talented young researchers under the age of 40 the opportunity to pursue their ideas and lead a research project.

Ground-breaking research
Application deadline
08.02
2023
See Result

Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal (Thematic Priority Call)

This call does not include funding for the topic Ground-breaking research (FRIPRO).

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. Which disciplines and research areas the call is open for, are specified und...

Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development and international relations
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Sámi society and culture
Application deadline
08.02
2023
See Result

Researcher Project for Young Talents (Thematic Priority Call)

This call does not include funding for the topic Ground-breaking research (FRIPRO).

Funding is intended to give talented young 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 ...

Oceans
Education and competence
Welfare, culture and society
Energy, transport and low emissions
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
08.02
2023
See Result

Large-scale Interdisciplinary Researcher Project (Thematic Priority Call)

This call does not include funding for the topic Ground-breaking research (FRIPRO).

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. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality.

Oceans
Application deadline
13.03
2024
Completed

Collaborative Project to Meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges

The purpose of the funding is to encourage research organisations to collaborate with relevant actors from the industry sector and society in order to develop new knowledge and build research competence that is necessary to address important societal challenges. We require you to collaborate with at least two relevant actors from outside the research sector. 

Oceans
Enabling technologies
Democracy and global development
Energy and transportation
Food and bioresources
Welfare and education
Application deadline
13.03
2024
Completed

Knowledge-building Project for Industry

The purpose of the funding is to encourage research organisations to cooperate with trade and industry to generate knowledge that business and industry and society need to solve major societal and business challenges. We require the business sector to provide cash financing for the projects.

Petroleum
Energy and transportation
Application deadline
15.11
2023
Completed

Collaborative Project for Better Interaction for the Benefit of Vulnerable Children and Young Adults

This call is directed at approved Norwegian research organisations and is available for projects in collaboration with partners from the non-governmental sector, non-profit foundations, public sector entities and/or private actors.

Education and competence
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Application deadline
15.02
2023
See Result

Collaborative Project to Meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges

The purpose is to develop new knowledge and generate competence needed by society or trade and industry to address important societal challenges.

Oceans
Education and competence
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
15.02
2023
See Result

Knowledge-building Project for Industry

The purpose of this call is to develop new knowledge and generate competence in the research organisations needed by society or the business sector to address important societal challenges.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Petroleum
Application deadline
16.11
2022
See Result

Collaborative Project for Technological Convergence Related to Enabling Technologies

The objective of the call is to achieve radical new technological development across the enabling technologies. The call is open to approved Norwegian research organisations in binding cooperation with relevant actors from public sector entities, non-governmental organisations, trade and industry and/or other private organisations.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
21.09
2022
Completed

Collaborative Project on the Implementation of Knowledge-based Measures for Children, Young People and Families

Funding will go to Collaborative Projects that research the implementation of knowledge-based measures targeting children, young people and families in the child welfare services and/or family counselling services. Approved research organisations are eligible to apply.

Health
Welfare, culture and society
Application deadline
06.03
2024
Completed

Public Sector PhD Project – Doctoral Project in the Public Sector 2024

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.

Innovation
Application deadline
Open-ended
See Result

Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector 2022

Our call Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector is aimed at companies engaged in business-led innovation projects where research and development (R&D) is a critical part of the innovation process.

Oceans
Enabling technologies
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended
See Result

Demonstration Project for the Industrial Sector 2022

The purpose of this call is to encourage companies to invest in demonstration and proof-of-concept of technology to promote innovation and sustainable value creation in line with their own business strategies. The call covers topics relating to the thematic areas Petroleum, Maritime industry and Land-based food, the environment and bioresources.

Oceans
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended
See Result

Demonstration Project for the Industrial Sector

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.

Oceans
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Pre-projects to Mobilise Trade and Industry for Research

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.

Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Public Sector PhD Project – Doctoral Project in the Public Sector

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.

Policy and government administration areas
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
15.11
2023
See Result

Pilot-T: New Mobility Solutions 2023

The purpose with this Pilot-T call is to accelerate the application of new, smart mobility solutions by developing and testing and/or piloting technologies, services and business models with the potential to influence the transport system of the future to make it efficient, safe and environmentally friendly. Companies can apply for Pilot-T funding.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
Open-ended
21.06.2023
Completed

Mandatory Outline as the Basis for Grant Applications for Research Infrastructure

The last deadline for submitting a project outline is 21 June 2023, at 23:59 CEST.

The Research Council announces funding from the National Financing Initiative for Research Infrastructure (INFRASTRUKTUR). In order to submit an application for the main call, you must submit a project outline by the deadline of 21 June 2023.

Research Infrastructure
Application deadline
Open-ended
10.05.2023
Completed

Mandatory Project Outline Before Applying for Funding for Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)

This call for proposals qualifies you to submit a complete application for funding for centres for environment-friendly energy research.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
Open-ended
06.04.2021
Completed

Mandatory Project Outline before Applying for Funding for a Research Centre for Petroleum

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.

Petroleum
Application deadline
15.11
2023
Completed

Research Centre for Selected Professional Education within the Topic of Vulnerable Children and Adolescents

Funding is available to establish up to three new research centres within the topic of vulnerable children and adolescents. Teacher education programmes and relevant health and welfare education programmes may apply, and the projects will be long-term initiatives with the overall objective of building capacity and strengthening research within the selected professional education programmes.

Education and competence
Application deadline
15.11
2023
See Result

Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)

The centres’ research should contribute to resolving important challenges in the energy and climate field and strengthen the innovation capacity of the Norwegian business sector. Approved Norwegian research organisations in binding cooperation with partners from other research organisations, trade and industry and the public sector, may apply.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
15.03
2023
See Result

Research Centre on Geopolitics

Funding of up to NOK 45 million is available for the establishment of a research centre on geopolitics. The funding will go to applied research on foreign and security policy with an academic and geographical focus on China. We expect research groups in the same field to cooperate on a joint grant application for one centre.

Internationalisation
Global development and international relations
Application deadline
16.11
2022
See Result

Centre for Nuclear Research

We seek to strengthen Norway’s research capacity and competence in the nuclear field by establishing one or two national centres. Norwegian research organisations are eligible to apply.

Natural science and technology
Application deadline
21.09
2022
See Result

Research Centre for Building Knowledge and Competence on the Significance of EEA Law for Norwegian Law

The purpose of the call is to establish two research centres for integration of EEA law into Norwegian law. Research institutions offering a master’s degree in law are eligible to apply.

Welfare, culture and society
Democracy, administration and renewal
Application deadline
21.09
2022
See Result

Research Centre for Tax Policy Research

The Research Council is advertising funding for two centres for tax policy research. The centres shall generate knowledge about tax policy and economics and contribute to building a robust tax policy research environment in Norway. Approved research organisations are eligible to apply.

Democracy, administration and renewal
Application deadline
24.11
2021
Completed

Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) in Hydrogen

The Research Council is issuing a call for proposals to establish a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) in the field of clean hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy carriers. The call is open to approved Norwegian research organisations in binding cooperation with partners from other research organisations, trade and industry and the public sector.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
Open-ended
18.10.2023
See Result

Proof-of-Concept – Research Commercialisation from Publicly Funded Research 2023

The purpose of Commercialisation Projects is to contribute to increase commercial exploitation of publicly funded research. The purpose of a Proof-of-Concept Project is to reduce the project’s uncertainty relating to technology and the market. The goal of a Proof-of-Concept Project is to address the most critical questions, so that the next stag...

Trade and industry
Commercialisation
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Qualification – Research Commercialisation from Publicly Funded Research – Commercialisation Project 2022

The purpose of a Qualification Project is to undertake initial investigations into the commercial potential of research results. Approved research organisations, TTOs and start-up companies originating in an approved research organisation are eligible to apply.

Trade and industry
Commercialisation
Application deadline
Open-ended
See Result

Proof-of-Concept – Research Commercialisation from Publicly Funded Research – Commercialisation Project 2022

The purpose of a Proof-of-Concept Project is to reduce the project’s uncertainty relating to technology and the market. Approved research organisations, TTOs and start-up companies originating in an approved research organisation are eligible to apply.

Trade and industry
Commercialisation
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Qualification – Research Commercialisation from Publicly Funded Research 2023

The purpose of a qualification project is to carry out initial investigations into the commercial potential of research results. Approved research organisations, Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) and start-up companies originating in an approved research organisation, may apply.

Trade and industry
Commercialisation
Application deadline
15.11
2023
Completed

Funding for Research Infrastructure of National Importance

This is a call for the establishment and/or upgrade of research infrastructure of national importance. The call includes Norwegian participation in cooperation on the establishment or upgrade of international research infrastructures. This year's call also provides an opportunity to apply for funding for pre-projects. Only those who participated in the mandatory outline round can apply.

Research Infrastructure
Application deadline
13.03
2024
Completed

Funding for Coordination and Support Activities in Svalbard - Svalbard Strategic Grant

Funding for coordination and network/support activities in Svalbard.

Climate and the environment
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Support for Events

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 orga...

Internationalisation
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Industry and services
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Funding for Research Stays Abroad for Researchers

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 inter...

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
Completed

Borrow a Researcher

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.

Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Support for Travel for Doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellows Participating in Emerging Leaders 2022

The Emerging Leaders programme is an early career mentoring programme designed to provide young researchers with a framework for network-building, leadership development and an introduction to scientific opportunities and challenges in the pan-Arctic region.

Climate and polar research
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Support for Membership of the European Open Science Cloud Association

The objective is to cover the membership fee for approved research organisations and publicly funded administrators of research infrastructure who collaborate closely with Norwegian research organisations that can document membership of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC AISBL) Association.

Research Infrastructure
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

PES Horizon Europe – Support for Project Establishment and Positioning

The call is intended to contribute to ensuring that applications to Horizon Europe with Norwegian participants are of a high quality, so that as much Norwegian potential as possible is realised. Apply for funding as soon as the project proposal begins to take shape and no later than four weeks before the EU application submission deadline.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
14.09
2022
Completed

ACT4 – CO2 Capture, Utilisation and Storage

Funding is available for international projects in the field of CCUS. Undertakings and approved research organisations are eligible to apply.

Internationalisation
Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
21.05
2021
See Result

Chinese-Norwegian Collaboration Projects within Climate Systems

Funding is available for joint projects between researchers in Norway and China that generate knowledge on the climate system. Of particular interest is the polar climate and its interaction with the global system. Field work in the arctic research platform Svalbard is encouraged.

Internationalisation
Climate and polar research
Application deadline
12.05
2021
Completed

Joint Call for Proposals with Brazil for Research and Technology Development in the Industrial Sector

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
15.03
2021
See Result

ACT3 – CO2 Capture, Utilisation and Storage

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
16.03
2022
Cancelled

Norwegian-Russian Bilateral Call for Proposals on Environmental Aspects and Sustainable Resource Development in the North

This joint call for proposals has been cancelled.

Internationalisation
Climate and polar research
Petroleum
Application deadline
24.05
2023
Completed

Functioning of the Financial Market and Ethical Awareness – Funding for Research Projects

The Finance Market Fund provides funding to research and public information work relating to financial markets.

Policy and government administration areas
Application deadline
Open-ended
25.01.2023
Completed

Nomination for Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Japan

The Research Council of Norway nominates candidates for the JSPS' Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Standard).

Internationalisation
Application deadline
25.05
2022
Completed

Functioning of the Financial Market and Ethical Awareness – Funding for Research Projects

The Finance Market Fund provides funding to research and public information work relating to financial markets.

Policy and government administration areas
Humanities and social sciences
Application deadline
07.12
2021
Completed

Nomination for Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Japan

The JSPS Mobility Programme seeks to establish and expand contact between Norwegian and Japanese research institutions. The Norwegian research organisation applies on behalf of the nominee/candidate.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
12.05
2021
Completed

Functioning of the Financial Market and Ethical Awareness – Funding for Research Projects

The Finance Market Fund provides funding to research and public information work relating to 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 in this area.

Policy and government administration areas
Ground-breaking research
Humanities and social sciences
Application deadline
09.04
2024
Completed

BIODIVERSA+: Nature-based solutions for biodiversity, human well-being and transformative change

This call will aim at supporting research on biodiversity to gain a better understanding of the tipping points and trade-offs and underlying mechanisms affecting Nature-based Solutions.

Oceans
Climate and polar research
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
27.03
2024
Completed

Clean Energy Transition Partnership Joint call 2023

The CETPartnership aims to empower the clean energy transition and contribute to the EU’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

Energy, transport and low emissions
Application deadline
26.03
2024
Completed

Crisis – Perspectives from the Humanities

We wish to invite transnational consortia to submit humanities-led proposal which will address innovative outlooks on the phenomena of crises past and present. Proposed research may draw upon insights and methodologies from a wide spectrum of arts and humanities disciplines. Although humanities-driven, consortia are able to involve contributions from other research domains where appropriate. 

Humanities and social sciences
Application deadline
29.02
2024
Completed

Climate, Environment and Health 2 - Belmont Forum

The purpose of the call is to improve understanding among the climate, environment, and health pathways to protect and promote ecological, planetary, and human health in the face of climate challenges.

Climate and polar research
Health
Global development and international relations
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
15.12
2023
Completed

Translational research on cancer epigenetics

The purpose is translational research that will result in better patient treatment in cancer.

Health
Life science
Application deadline
05.12
2023
Completed

Green Transition

For a successful green transition, new and research-based knowledge is paramount. In this Nordic-Baltic initiative, the focus is on three topics which are all important in the work towards a just green transition.

Democracy, administration and renewal
Application deadline
21.11
2023
Completed

M-ERA.NET - Call2023- ERA-NET for research and innovation on materials

Joint transnational calls

Enabling technologies
Industry and services

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