Calls for proposals

Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project (2 calls for proposals)

Approved Norwegian research organisations in cooperation with relevant actors from the private and/or public sector or other public or private organisations can apply.

The objective is to promote cooperation to develop R&D expertise and capacity in areas of importance to society and business and industry. Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects are to help develop and promote new knowledge and to improve interaction and knowledge transfer between R&D groups and stakeholders in society in order to find solutions to important societal challenges.

Application deadline
4
Sep 2019

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.

Environment-friendly energy and CO2 capture and storage
Oceans
Petroleum
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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.

Welfare, working life and education

Commercialisation Project (1 call for proposals)

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

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

Research Centre (1 call for proposals)

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

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

Coordination and Support Activity (7 calls for proposals)

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

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

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Internationalisation
Application deadline
Open-ended

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

ICT
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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

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
25
Sep 2019

The Research Council is seeking to ensure that the results of publicly funded research are made openly accessible. The Research Council has launched the STIM-OA scheme to facilitate the transition to open access publication.

Communication and dissemination
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

Scientific staff/groups of researchers from Norwegian research organisations may apply for funding for short-term visits in France or Germany to launch and develop joint research projects. French researchers must submit a corresponding grant application to Campus France, while German researchers must submit a corresponding grant application to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Internationalisation

Innovation Project (5 calls for proposals)

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

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.

Transport and mobility
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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

This call for proposals is only available in Norwegian.

Environment-friendly energy and CO2 capture and storage
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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

Health, care and welfare services
Education
Transport and mobility
Digitalisation
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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.

Industry and services
Oceans
Petroleum
Environment-friendly energy and CO2 capture and storage

Researcher Project (1 call 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

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.

Food and land-based bioresources

International Calls (3 calls for proposals)

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.

Environment-friendly energy and CO2 capture and storage
Application deadline
4
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.

Petroleum
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.

ICT

Support from Other Funders (2 calls for proposals)

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.

Government administration areas
Application deadline
25
Sep 2019

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.

Government administration areas

Project Outline (2 calls for proposals)

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.

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.