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The Finance Market Fund is intended to contribute to increasing public understanding concerning financial markets, with particular emphasis on the functioning of financial markets, and also ethical issues.

Application deadline for Researcher Projects is postponed until 12 September

In 2018, the Finance Market Fund must give priority to further financing of already ongoing projects. Therefore, the Board has decided to postpone the preliminary application deadline for new projects from 25 April to 12 September 2018. Startup of new projects  that are granted funding in this application round will take place in the first half of 2019.

 

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Background

In 2003, the Storting (i.e. the Norwegian national assembly or parliament) decided that part of the funds from the sale of Oslo Børs ASA and Verdipapirsentralen ASA should be allocated to a separate finance market fund (Finansmarkedsfondet).

The Finance Market Fund is intended to contribute to increasing public understanding concerning financial markets, with particular emphasis on the functioning of financial markets, and also ethical issues. The fund will finance both public awareness initiatives and research projects and will accept proposals from organisations, institutions, and individuals.

The yield on the fund's capital base is to be distributed by the board of directors within a general framework laid down by the Storting and the Ministry of Finance. Please refer to the Norwegian webpages for futher information.

The Finance Market Fund is operating under the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance. The secretariat is located within the Research Council of Norway.