Calls for proposals

Application deadline
02.02
2022
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Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal

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.

Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Climate and polar research
Health
Global development and international relations
Welfare, culture and society
Petroleum
Samisk
Application deadline
02.02
2022
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Researcher Project for Young Talents

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

Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Climate and polar research
Application deadline
02.02
2022
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Three-year Researcher Project with International Mobility

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.

Ground-breaking research
Application deadline
Open-ended
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Ubiquitous Data and Services – Researcher Project

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
15.09
2021
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Researcher Project for Technological Convergence Related to Enabling Technologies

The objective of the call is to achieve radical new technological development through groundbreaking research across the enabling technologies. Only research organisations may apply.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
10.02
2021
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Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal

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.

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
Samisk
Application deadline
10.02
2021
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Researcher Project for Young Talents

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

Ground-breaking research
Oceans
Education and competence
Welfare, culture and society
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology
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
21.09
2022
Completed

Collaboration Project to Strengthen Research and Researcher Recruitment in Museums

The purpose of the call is to strengthen research, research expertise and collaboration on R&D work of key importance to museums. Only approved research organisations are eligible to apply in collaboration with museums outside the research sector.

Welfare, culture and society
Application deadline
21.09
2022
Completed

Collaboration Project to Prevent and Combat Violence, Abuse and Hate Crime

The call targets approved research organisations, and funding will go to collaborative projects with services and public authorities in the justice sector, the family, children and youth sector and/or the child welfare service.

Health
Welfare, culture and society
Democracy, administration and renewal
Application deadline
Open-ended
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Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
Open-ended
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Collaborative Project on Digital Security and Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

This call closes at midnight on 3 August 2022.

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.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
Open-ended
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Ubiquitous Data and Services – Collaborative Project

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
09.02
2022
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Collaborative Project to Meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges

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

Oceans
Education and competence
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal
Energy, transport and low emissions
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum
Application deadline
Open-ended
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Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector 2021

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.

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
Application deadline
Open-ended
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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
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Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector

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.

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
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Demonstration Project for the Industrial Sector

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
Open-ended
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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

Industrial PhD Scheme – Doctoral Projects in Industry

The call is temporarily closed.

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.

Trade and industry
Natural science and technology
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Innovation Camp – Registration of Pre-projects

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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

Mandatory Outlines as the Basis for Grant Applications for Research Infrastructure

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
Completed

COVID-19 Emergency Call for Proposals: Project Outlines for Call Concerning the Fight Against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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
Open-ended
Completed

Mandatory Project Outline Before Applying for Funding for Centre for Clinical Treatment Research

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.

Health
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector (Project Outline)

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.

Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Chinese-Norwegian Collaboration Projects on Digitalisation

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
21.09
2022
Completed

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
Completed

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
20.10
2021
Completed

Norwegian Centre of Excellence – SFF-V – Phase 2

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. Phase 2 is reserved for prequalified applicants selected from the Phase 1 assessment process.

Ground-breaking research
Application deadline
15.09
2021
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Research Centre for Petroleum

The purpose of this call is to establish up to two new Research Centres for Petroleum. The objective of the research centres is to improve capacity and expertise by addressing defined and delimited challenges related to utilisation of petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Petroleum
Application deadline
12.05
2021
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Centre for Clinical Treatment Research

Funding is available to establish a Centre for Clinical Treatment Research (FKB). Only applicants who have submitted a mandatory project outline by the deadline of 6 January 2021 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be an approved Norwegian research organisation with access to patients in binding collaboration with relevant actors.

Health
Application deadline
17.03
2021
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Centre for Research on Special Needs Education and Inclusive Practice

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.

Education and competence
Application deadline
17.03
2021
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Student Entrepreneurship

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.

Trade and industry
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

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

The purpose of a Proof-of-Concept Project is to reduce the project’s uncertainty relating to technology and the market.

Trade and industry
Health
Enabling technologies
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

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

The purpose of a Qualification Project is to undertake initial investigations into the commercial potential of research results.

Trade and industry
Health
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Milestone Project – Research Commercialisation Project from Publicly Funded Research

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
12.02
2020
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Student Entrepreneurship

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
Application deadline
25.09
2019
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Research Commercialisation Project from Publicly Funded Research

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
18.11
2020
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Funding for Research Infrastructure of National Importance

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.

Research Infrastructure
Application deadline
18.11
2020
Completed

Continuation of Memberships of International Research Infrastructures

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

Research Infrastructure
Application deadline
21.09
2022
Completed

The Aurora Mobility Programme – Researcher Exchange for New Collaboration Between Norway and France

Researchers from Norway may seek support for funding for short-term visits in France for the purpose of launching and developing new joint research projects.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
21.09
2022
Completed

Support for Open Access Publication for the Financial Year 2021

We seek to ensure that the results of publicly funded research are made openly accessible. With the STIM-OA funding, you can receive up to 50 per cent of the research organisation's costs for open publication from the previous financial year.

Communication and dissemination
Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

PES2020 Support for the Establishment of Project Proposals Directed towards Horizon 2020

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...

Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended
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PES2020 Support to Norwegian Stakeholders Shaping the Content of Horizon Europe

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
Completed

PES2020 Funding for Travel and Positioning Activities in Horizon 2020 for Norwegian Actors Without an Annual Framework Grant

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
Completed

Donor Matching Scheme

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Application deadline
Open-ended
Completed

Funding for Mobility for Researchers in SAMKUL Projects

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

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
02.09
2020
See Result

Joint Sino-Norwegian Researcher Project on Food Safety – Sustainable and Safe Food from Agriculture and Aquaculture

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
22.04
2020
Completed

Funding for Norwegian Participation in Euratom Projects

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
25.09
2019
Completed

Chinese-Norwegian Collaborative Projects on Digitalisation

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
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
16.09
2020
Completed

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

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.

Policy and government administration areas
Humanities and social sciences
Application deadline
25.05
2020
Completed

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

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
25.05
2020
Completed

New Strategic Programmes for NOFIMA 2021-2024

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

Application deadline
25.05
2020
Completed

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

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
21.09
2022
Completed

Key Digital Technologies JU

Key Digital Technologies is a European partnership under Horizon Europe with a focus on electronic components and systems technologies. It is a tripartite partnership with the European Commission, industrial organisations and participating countries developing the work programme and share project support. Applicants should make certain to read and understand national requirements before applying for funding.

Enabling technologies
Application deadline
15.09
2022
Completed

Eurostars – for small and medium-sized enterprises

Norwegian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that carry out research and development may seek funding for R&D projects from the Eurostars Programme. Funding is available in all branches of industry and may address any technological area.

Application deadline
14.09
2022
Completed

European Joint Programme on Soil - Second international Call

Forskningsrådet lyser ut 10 millioner til internasjonalt forskningssamarbeid om jord i sammenheng med klima og naturmangfold.

Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
05.09
2022
Completed

Joint Call for Proposals on Cultural Heritage, Society and Ethics joint call

The call (JPI CH CHSE) aims at furthering the understanding of the relationship between cultural heritage – tangible, intangible, digital and natural – and major societal issues through transnational research projects.

Welfare, culture and society
Democracy, administration and renewal
Humanities and social sciences
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Application deadline
22.08
2022
Completed

Research projects in the Future Working Life Research Programme

The overall aim of the call is to generate knowledge and solutions for a sustainable and inclusive future working life in a Nordic and/or Nordic-Lithuanian context.

Education and competence
Welfare, culture and society
Humanities and social sciences
Application deadline
29.07
2022
Completed

Integrated Approaches to Human Migration/Mobility in an Era of Rapid Global Change

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research networking call on the theme: Integrated Approaches to Human Migration/Mobility in an Era of Rapid Global Change.

Climate and polar research
Welfare, culture and society
Application deadline
14.06
2022
Completed

Prevention in Personalised Medicine

The call aims to foster research on prevention in personalised medicine.

Health

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