Calls for proposals

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

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

Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector 2021

Application deadline
20
Sep 2021
Open-ended

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.

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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

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

Innovation Project for the Public Sector

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

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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Education and competence
Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal

Pre-commercial Procurement

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

The call will help create innovative solutions to public sector needs. The call is only available in Norwegian.

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Health
Welfare, culture and society
Enabling technologies
Democracy, administration and renewal

Health Pilot – Main Call for Proposals

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

Health Pilot is a new initiative that gives public sector bodies and businesses the opportunity to establish coordinated, needs-driven innovation together. Its aim is to encourage binding collaboration between the public and private sector, and to alleviate risk for the participants. The solutions the projects generate must be innovative, help to make the health and care services more sustainable and increase value creation in the Norwegian business sector.

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Trade and industry
Health
Industry and services

Research Centre for Petroleum

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

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.

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Petroleum

Centre for Clinical Treatment Research

Application deadline
12
May 2021

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.

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Health

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

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

Funding for Research Infrastructure of National Importance

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

Research School for Quality and Relevance

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

The objective is to establish collaboration on a doctoral degree programme to ensure the candidates receive a coordinated, high-quality education that qualifies them for research and other work that requires good scientific insight and competence. Through these funds, we support projects that increase doctoral degree programmes’ relevance to the labour market. The objective is to develop and use new methods and approaches to that end, in collaboration with one or more partners in industry, the public sector and/or organisations.

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Education and competence
Global development and international relations
Welfare, culture and society
Humanities and social sciences
Life science
Natural science and technology

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

Application deadline
15
Sep 2021

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. The call is open to approved Norwegian research organisations applying jointly with research organisations in France.

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Internationalisation

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

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

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

Chinese-Norwegian Collaboration Projects within Climate Systems

Application deadline
21
May 2021

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.

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Internationalisation
Climate and polar research

ACT3 – CO2 Capture, Utilisation and Storage

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).

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Energy, transport and low emissions

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

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