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  • Here are our new portfolio boards

    “It is with pleasure and high expectations that we announce the configuration of the Research Council’s new portfolio boards,” says John-Arne Røttingen, Chief Executive of the Research Council of Norway.

    Published: 11.04.2019
  • Next application deadline: 10 April

    Are you planning to submit a grant proposal to the Research Council for the 10 April deadline? Follow our advice on how to avoid any last-minute glitches.

    Published: 27.03.2019
  • Help us to make our new website user-friendly

    The Research Council will be launching a new website this spring, and is releasing a beta version to the general public in order to field feedback.

    Published: 21.02.2019
  • Launch of international call on Climate, Environment and Health

    Belmont Forum has launched a call for transdisciplinary research on the pathways between climate, environment and health. The Research Council of Norway is participating in this call.

    Published: 11.02.2019
  • What does Brexit mean for Norwegian Horizon 2020 participants?

    In case of a “hard Brexit” the Research Council of Norway recommends that Norwegian actors give careful thought before taking part in Horizon 2020 applications coordinated by British institutions or companies.

    Published: 28.01.2019
  • It will now be simpler to co-fund research projects with the Netherlands

    The Research Council of Norway and our Dutch sister organisation NWO have signed an agreement to simplify the funding of international research proposals. From 1 July onwards, Dutch researchers will be able to include Norwegian research communities in their applications to NWO.

    Published: 24.01.2019
  • New funding round for Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI)

    At least 10 new Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI) may be established in autumn 2020.

    Published: 14.01.2019
  • Record number of Consolidator Grants

    Nine researchers from six different Norwegian institutions have won a European Research Council Consolidator Grant in 2018. Together, the nine awardees are bringing roughly NOK 175 million to their research institutions.

    Published: 14.01.2019
  • Moved to Norway to complete a Ph.D.

    After completing his Master’s degree in Haifa, Israel, Dori Kalai came to Stavanger to pursue a doctoral degree with a project to find applications for CO2 molecules. Before he could get started, however, there were a number of formalities to attend to.

    Published: 14.01.2019
  • Come to Norway and we will take care of you

    Many of Norway’s academic institutions have a local EURAXESS team available to help fellowship-holders and others who are planning a research stay in Norway.

    Published: 09.01.2019
  • Propose candidates for the Research Council of Norway's new boards

    The Research Council is in the process of appointing members to new boards. Do you have any suggestions for competent people? We need candidates from the research sectors, business and industry, the public sector, organisations and the general public.

    Published: 20.12.2018
  • 20 “research ministers” must work together

    “Since each ministry is involved in funding research, Norway has 20 ‘research ministers’. All of them must help to carry out the revised Long-term plan for research and higher education if Norway is to succeed in meeting tomorrow’s challenges,” says John-Arne Røttingen, Chief Executive of the Research Council of Norway. In its budget proposal for 2020, the Research Council puts forth specific suggestions for how they can do this.

    Published: 10.12.2018
  • 107 new FRIPRO projects

    The Research Council’s funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) is awarding over NOK 870 million to 107 projects with start-up in 2019.

    Published: 07.12.2018
  • Networking with funding from the EU

    Professor Sarah Hean of the University of Stavanger was awarded NOK 4 million under the MSCA RISE scheme. The next call opens in December.

    Published: 22.11.2018
  • New roadmap for research and education cooperation with South Africa

    The Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) have produced a roadmap summarising the status of cooperation on research and education with South Africa and the thematic areas of particular relevance in the years ahead.

    Published: 13.11.2018
  • New Norwegian-Chinese agreement will benefit Norwegian trade and industry

    The Research Council of Norway recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. The agreement encompasses industry-oriented joint calls for proposals of collaborative research projects on environment-friendly energy and digitalisation. Two calls for proposals related to the agreement are now in the planning stage.  

    Published: 29.10.2018
  • Updates to the sample collaboration agreements

    In June 2018 the Research Council of Norway updated its General Terms and Conditions for R&D Projects. Now we have updated the sample collaboration agreements to reflect the new terms and conditions.

    Published: 25.10.2018
  • Important funding boosts recommended in Long-term plan for research

    The Government has proposed important plans to escalate funding for research in its Long-term plan for research and higher education, which was presented together with the research budget for 2019. In general the 2019 budget is very restrained.

    Published: 12.10.2018
  • Changes to application deadlines and assessment procedures in 2019

    If you are planning to seek funding for Researcher Projects or Collaboration Projects on Societal Challenges and Business Development in 2019, the application submission deadline will be 10 April.

    Published: 05.10.2018
  • 795 grant proposals submitted for the September application deadline

    A total of NOK 1.4 billion in project support was announced in this funding round. A majority of the proposals received were for Researcher Projects and Knowledge-building Projects for Industry.

    Published: 27.09.2018
  • Communication award goes to climate researcher

    The Research Council of Norway’s Award for Excellence in Communication of Science for 2018 has been given to Bjørn Samset of the CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research.

    Published: 21.09.2018
  • European effort to promote open access to research

    The Research Council of Norway, together with the EU, the European Research Council (ERC) and other research funders throughout Europe, will be requiring that all  research papers funded under their programmes are to be published with open access starting in 2020. This will give researchers, industry and the public at large ready access to the latest knowledge.

    Published: 07.09.2018
  • Ten ERC Starting Grants to Norway

    Ten young researchers at Norwegian institutions have won Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). This is the highest number of grants Norway has ever won in a single funding round.

    Published: 28.08.2018
  • Research Council’s Innovation Award goes to Zivid – developer and manufacturer of “robot eyes”

    The Research Council of Norway’s Innovation Award for 2018 has been given to the technology company Zivid. Zivid pursues long-term research and has positioned itself to play an important role in Industry 4.0 development in Norway and internationally.

    Published: 17.08.2018
  • Increased funding of challenge-driven humanities research

    Humanities research has an important role to play in the efforts to solve major societal challenges. The Research Council of Norway therefore aims to increase its funding of humanities research from three per cent to five per cent of its overall allocations by 2022.

    Published: 02.07.2018
  • Midterm evaluations lead to continued financing for all SFF centres

    International scientific committees have evaluated the 13 Centres of Excellence in research that began their activities in 2013. All the centres will receive funding for a new five-year period, but four of the centres were asked to prepare new research strategies before they were approved.

    Published: 29.06.2018
  • Updated general terms and conditions for new R&D projects

    The Research Council has updated its standard terms and conditions for R&D projects. The updated "General Terms and Conditions for R&D Projects" will apply for funded projects that are based grant applications received from 1 July 2018 and onwards.

    Published: 28.06.2018
  • Changes to the grant application form

    The next time you create a grant application for the Research Council of Norway you will see that it includes a number of new items. Start working on your application well before the submission deadline to identify all the information you will need to be able to fill in the form correctly.

    Published: 25.06.2018
  • Primary industry institutes a key to sustainability

    The Research Council of Norway’s evaluation of the primary industry institutes shows that they operate in areas of high and increasing importance, nationally and internationally, but that they can contribute even more to national economic restructuring and the development of more sustainable primary industries.

    Published: 25.06.2018
  • Norway and Singapore to continue research cooperation

    The Research Council of Norway and the maritime authorities of Singapore have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding on maritime research. A new joint call for proposals has been issued, with an application submission deadline of 12 September 2018.

    Published: 22.06.2018