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.

Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal

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

Researcher Project for Young Talents

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

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

Three-year Researcher Project with International Mobility

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.

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Ground-breaking research
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology

Large-scale Interdisciplinary Researcher Project

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.

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

Ubiquitous Data and Services – Researcher Project

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

Radical frontier Researcher Project

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

Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal

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.

Collaborative Project to Enhance Transformation and Value Creation in the Building, Construction and Real Estate Industry

Application deadline
12
May 2021

Research organisations in collaboration with industry can apply for funding to address challenges faced by the building, construction and real estate industry.

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Trade and industry
Industry and services

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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

Ubiquitous Data and Services – Collaborative Project

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

Knowledge-building Project for Industry

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

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Energy, transport and low emissions
Petroleum

Collaborative Project to meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges

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.

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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

Collaborative Project to meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges

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

Knowledge-building Project for Industry

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.

Innovation Project for the Public Sector

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

Pre-commercial Procurement

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

Pilot-T Project: New Solutions in the Interface between Mobility and ICT

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

Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector

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

Demonstration Project for the Industrial Sector

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

Demonstration Project for the Industrial Sector

Application deadline
Open-ended

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.

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Oceans
Land-based food, the environment and bioresources
Petroleum

COVID-19 Emergency Call for Proposals: Innovation Project Involving Public-Private Collaboration (BIA-X)

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...

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Trade and industry
Health
Industry and services

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.

Centre for Research on Special Needs Education and Inclusive Practice

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.

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Education and competence

SFI Centre for Research-based Innovation

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

Student Entrepreneurship

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

Student Entrepreneurship

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

Research Commercialisation Project from Publicly Funded Research

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, 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.

INTPART International Partnerships for Excellent Education, Research and Innovation

Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

Norwegian research organisations may apply for funding for partnerships with Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, China, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA. Funding may also be sought for partnerships with Germany and France under this call.

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Internationalisation
Education and competence

Supplementary Funding for Norwegian Participants in Horizon 2020 Projects

Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

This funding must be used for additional independent activities that support or build on the Horizon 2020 project, and must not be used for activities already covered by EU funding. Nor can the supplementary funding be used for R&D or innovation activities. Only projects that have not previously received supplementary funding are eligible to apply.

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Internationalisation

Researcher Network on International Development

Application deadline
18
Nov 2020

Research organisations may apply for funding for establishment and operation of international research networks in the field of development.

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Global development and international relations

PES2020 Support to Norwegian Stakeholders Shaping the Content of Horizon Europe

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

Support for Networking to Promote Gender Balance in Norwegian Research

Application deadline
16
Sep 2020

The purpose of this call is to provide funding for a meeting place where research institutions can stay up-to-date on the latest new ideas, methods and theories relating to gender balance in academia. The BalanseHub network will collect and share useful and essential knowledge from the research front and provide an arena for exchange of experien...

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Welfare, culture and society

The Aurora and DAAD Mobility Programmes – Researcher Exchange for New Collaboration between Norway and France/Germany

Application deadline
02
Sep 2020

The AURORA and DAAD mobility programmes are designed to establish and expand the contact between educational and research institutions in Norway and corresponding organisations in France and Germany. The purpose is to strengthen European research collaboration under Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation framework programme....

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Internationalisation

Support for Networking Measures for Research on Climate and the Environment

Application deadline
25
May 2020

The objective of this call is to encourage Norwegian researchers to participate more widely in, and exert greater influence on, global research on climate and the environment.

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Climate and polar research

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

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

International Collaborative Projects with Russia

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