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Technology and Material Environments: Nine new researcher networks

On 6 June 2018, the SAMKUL programme board allocated funding for nine new researcher networks, most of which focus on digitalisation. The networks will be launched in early autumn 2018 and will have a duration of up to one year. The SAMKUL programme will issue a call for proposals for research projects in early 2019 based on the same thematic priorities.
Date: 20.06.2018

Humanities-based insights into the environment, climate and sustainability

The Research Council of Norway is allocating NOK 70.6 million for eight new research projects within the thematic priority area “Man and Nature” under the Programme on the Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL). This research will play an important role in following up the Government white paper on the humanities in Norway.
Date: 21.06.2018

Application deadline 14 Feb. 2018: Researcher networks within “Technology and Material Environments"

Within the SAMKUL programme’s thematic priority area “Technology and Material Environments”, up to NOK 4,5 million is available to researcher networks. The networks shall aim to develop project ideas and future grant proposals and must involve radical interdisciplinary collaboration.
Date: 05.01.2018

New SAMKUL-call: 54 MNOK to research on Man and Nature

SAMKUL has launched a new call for researcher projects, with deadline 22 November 2017. Proposals within SAMKUL's thematic research area Man and Nature will be prioritised.
Date: 03.11.2017

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.
Date: 29.06.2016

NOK 100 million SAMKUL call launched

A new SAMKUL was published mid-December, with deadline February 17, 2016. On the basis of the new programme plan for the years 2016 to 2020 up to NOK 100 million will be awarded to researcher projects.
Date: 18.01.2016

Research Council gives urban research a boost

The growing urban population is leading to increasingly larger challenges in many areas of society. But with the right measures, these challenges can become opportunities. To this end, the Research Council of Norway is now boosting funding for urban research.
Date: 02.12.2015

SAMKUL 2016 -2020 New board, new work programme, new call

A new programme board was appointed in September 2015. The board's main task this autumn was to revise the work programme for the period 2016 to 2020 and on this basis launch a major call for new project proposals.
Date: 13.09.2016

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.
Date: 27.11.2014

SAMKUL call - NOK 3 million for researcher networks

SAMKUL launches a new call for researcher networks. The purpose is to explore issues and perspectives related to SAMKUL's thematic priority areas through far-reaching interdisciplinary cooperation. Deadline November 26.
Date: 07.11.2014

SAMKUL is contributing to the funding for Nordic Centres of Excellence in Arctic research

NordForsk has recently announced new funding for the establishment of three to four Nordic Centres of Excellence on key challenges and opportunities in the Arctic.
Date: 10.11.2014

The SAMKUL Conference 2014 – The technology, politics and culture of food

The 2014 open SAMKUL conference is being held in Trondheim November 3. Among the main speakers are Ken Albala fra Pacific University, Karin Zachmann fra Technisches Universität München and Philip McMichael fra Cornell.
Date: 26.09.2014

Focused on religious and cultural diversity

Eight projects have been allocated a total of NOK 65 million from the Programme on the Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL) to generate new knowledge about the increasing religious and cultural diversity of society today.
Date: 12.05.2014

Open access to scientific journals on culture and society

The Research Council of Norway is seeking to make the most recent findings in social science and the humanities easily accessible to all interested parties. To achieve this, changes are being made to the funding scheme for publication of journals.
Date: 31.01.2014

New research programme on culture and media sector to be launched

The Government has approved a new research programme for the culture and media sector to be launched by the Research Council of Norway in the course of 2014. The programme will run for five years and will have an annual allocation of some NOK 15 million.
Date: 17.01.2014