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31.03.17

NOK 500 million available for FRIPRO Toppforsk projects

For the fourth time, the Research Council of Norway is announcing funding under a joint funding initiative between the Council and Norway’s research institutions. This year, NOK 500 million is being made available for new FRIPRO Toppforsk projects.
22.02.17

Changes to this year’s FRIPRO call

The application deadline for this year’s FRIPRO call is 24 May. Phase two of the third joint funding initiative for the FRIPRO scheme is being implemented in 2017, and NOK 500 million will be available for new FRIPRO Toppforsk projects with start-up in 2018.
19.12.16

Close to NOK 1 billion awarded to new FRIPRO projects

The Research Council of Norway is awarding NOK 943 million in funding under its scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO). Projects are scheduled to start in the course of 2017.
14.12.16

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 264 million to 35 projects in the humanities and social sciences

13.12.16

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 251 million to 32 projects in mathematics, physical sciences and technology

The results for Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents, FRIPRO mobility grants and Support for Events are now ready. The Granting Committee for Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Technology (FRINATEK) has awarded NOK 251 million to 32 projects.
13.12.16

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 428 million to 53 projects in medicine, health sciences and biology

The results for Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents, FRIPRO mobility grants and Support for Events are now ready. The Granting Committee for Medicine, Health Sciences and Biology (FRIMEDBIO) has awarded NOK 428 million to 53 projects.
27.06.16

New policy for researcher recruitment to increase interaction and international mobility

The Research Council of Norway has drawn up a new policy for recruitment to the research sector. The policy is designed to increase interaction between academia and working life, and make it easier for young researchers to gain international experience.
06.06.16

1740 grant proposals submitted for the May application deadline

A total of NOK 2.7 billion was announced in this funding round. Nearly three-fourths of the applications received were submitted to the FRIPRO funding scheme for independent projects.
29.01.16

NOK 1 billion to top-notch researchers

The Research Council of Norway and Norway’s research institutions are providing a total of NOK 1 billion to 46 FRIPRO Toppforsk projects. Each project will receive NOK 15–25 million over a four-to-five-year period.
10.12.15

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 253 million to 35 projects in mathematics, physical sciences and technology

The results for Researcher projects, Young Research Talents, FRIPRO mobility grants and Support for events are now ready. The Granting Committee for Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Technology (FRINATEK) has awarded NOK 253 million to 35 projects with start-up in 2016. The final results for FRIPRO Toppforsk will be available at the end of January.
10.12.15

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 422 million to 60 projects in medicine, health sciences and biology

The results for Researcher projects, Young Research Talents, FRIPRO mobility grants and Support for events are now ready. The Granting Committee for Medicine, Health Sciences and Biology (FRIMEDBIO) has awarded NOK 422 million to 60 projects with start-up in 2016. The final results for FRIPRO Toppforsk will be available at the end of January.
10.12.15

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 279 million to 37 projects in humanities and social sciences

The results for Researcher projects, Young Research Talents, FRIPRO mobility grants and Support for events are now ready. The Granting Committee for Humanities and Social Sciences (FRIHUMSAM) has awarded NOK 279 million to 37 projects with start-up in 2016. The final results for FRIPRO Toppforsk will be available at the end of January.
07.12.15

NOK 2 billion for new independent projects under the FRIPRO scheme

The Research Council of Norway will allocate a total of NOK 1.96 billion for projects under the funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) with start-up in 2016. NOK 960 million is being allocated now, with another NOK 1 billion to be allocated for Toppforsk top-level projects at the end of January.
05.03.15

Major boost for independent projects

The Norwegian universities and the Association of Norwegian Research Institutes (FFA) have agreed once again to join forces with the Research Council of Norway to boost the FRIPRO scheme. This joint funding initiative will result in NOK 1.5 billion over seven years for long-term funding for research groups with the potential to rise to the top internationally.
15.12.14

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 263 million to projects in the humanities and social sciences

The granting committee for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FRIHUMSAM) has awarded NOK 263 million to 52 projects with start-up in 2015.
15.12.14

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 292 million to projects in mathematics, physical sciences and technology

The granting committee for Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Technology (FRINATEK) has awarded NOK 292 million to 53 projects with start-up in 2015.
15.12.14

FRIPRO allocations: NOK 520 million to projects in medicine, health sciences and biology

The granting committee for Medicine, Health Sciences and Biology (FRIMEDBIO) has awarded NOK 520 million to 76 projects with start-up in 2015.
11.12.14

Over NOK 1 billion in funding for independent projects

The Research Council of Norway has granted a total of NOK 1.07 billion to 159 new projects under the FRIPRO funding scheme for independent projects from 2015. Increased allocations over the national budget have made it possible to award funding to a record-high number of projects. The type of application with the highest percentage of approval was Young Research Talents.
27.11.14

Research Council introduces a new policy for basic research

The Research Council of Norway will promote more pioneering basic research of high international calibre and enhance career opportunities for younger researchers across the entire range of funding instruments. High-quality basic research will be a mainstay of the Council’s thematically oriented initiatives.
15.04.14

A boost for basic ICT research

An additional NOK 54 million has been allocated to Norwegian ICT research through the funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) in cooperation with the new large-scale research programme on ICT (IKT2025).
20.03.14

Changes in the 2014 FRIPRO funding announcements

Some of the criteria for Young Research Talents and Personal Post-doctoral Research Fellowships under the FRIPRO funding scheme have been revised in the 2014 call for proposals.
13.03.14

New mobility grant under the FRIPRO scheme

The Research Council of Norway is issuing a call for an entirely new mobility grant for young researchers seeking to work abroad. The grant scheme is open to applicants in all fields and disciplines. The application deadline is 21 May.
04.03.14

Research Council discontinues funding scheme for ERC applicants

The Research Council of Norway is terminating the funding scheme for researchers whose applications for an ERC grant received a high ranking but were nonetheless turned down.
17.12.13

Funding for independent projects: 103 projects awarded NOK 607 million

The funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) at the Research Council of Norway has granted funding to 103 projects with start-up in 2014. Twenty-two of the projects are under the category Young Research Talents.
18.10.13

More applications for more funding

Both the overall amount of funding sought and the number of grant applications submitted under the Funding Scheme for Independent Basic Research Projects (FRIPRO) increased by 20 per cent from 2012 to 2013. This increase is primarily due to the new application category Young Research Talents. Altogether, grant applications for a total of NOK 8.1 billion in funding have been received.
13.09.13

NOK 300 million for Young Research Talent

Norway’s Ministry of Education and Research has approved an additional NOK 50 million per year for three years for the Research Council of Norway’s category Young Research Talent – and the country’s eight universities are matching that amount.
04.06.13

Record number of applications for FRIPRO independent project funding

Nine out of 10 of all grant applications submitted for the 29 May deadline were directed to the funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO). Nearly one of four applicants sought funding under the new application category Young Research Talents.
30.05.13

Graphene and semiconductor technology together: smaller, cheaper, better

Mobile phones that bend, self-powered nanodevices , new and improved solar cell technology and windows that generate electricity are but a few of the potential products from the union of semiconductors and graphene.
15.05.13

Missing table in the grant application form for Young Research Talents

One of the budget tables is missing in the grant application form for Young Research Talents. Applicants must download and submit this table as an attachment to their application.
16.04.13

Revised assessment criterion for Young Research Talent

The Research Council of Norway has decided that all applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis less than eight years before the date of the submission deadline may submit grant proposals under the category Young Research Talent of the FRIPRO funding scheme for independent projects.