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  • New knowledge will improve science communication

    The Research Council of Norway is allocating a total of NOK 7.6 million to three projects that will shed light on the dialogue between research and society. One of the criteria for the funding awards is that knowledge from the projects can be put into practice by science communicators who bring research to the public through various channels and means.  

    Published: 10.11.2017
  • Five student research programmes to boost researcher recruitment

    Students from five study programmes will have the option of completing a student research programme alongside their regular programme. This can give them a head start on a potential doctoral degree. The Research Council of Norway is working together with five different universities on pilot projects to promote greater recruitment of young talent to research.

    Published: 09.11.2017
  • Next application deadline: 22 November 2017

    Are you planning to submit a grant proposal to the Research Council for the 22 November deadline? Follow our advice on how to avoid any last-minute glitches.

    Published: 08.11.2017
  • Information on New China Calls launched by H2020

    The European Commission released 27 October new China relevant calls from H2020 with deadlines in 2018 and 2019. China has developed their H2020 co-funding mechanisms further.

    Published: 02.11.2017
  • Simplified form for progress reports

    Will you be submitting a progress report for your project by the 1 December deadline? The Research Council has made some changes in the form for progress reports.

    Published: 31.10.2017
  • New Horizon 2020 course for researchers and advisers

    The Research Council of Norway is now offering a completely new two-day course with hands-on training on how to write a project proposal for the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The course focuses on Horizon 2020’s three project types: Innovation Action (IA), Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and Coordinating and Support Action (CSA).

    Published: 25.10.2017
  • Meet the experienced personnel at Research Council’s Brussels office

    The Research Council of Norway has new management and new contacts at its Brussels office.

    Published: 19.10.2017
  • 728 grant proposals submitted for the October application deadline

    Over NOK 1.5 billion was available for projects in this funding round. Just over NOK 1.1 billion of this was targeted towards Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector.

    Published: 19.10.2017
  • Time to apply for EU funding

    The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, is entering its final phase. In its remaining three years, the programme period will announce close to EUR 50 billion in funding. The Research Council of Norway encourages Norwegian actors to make the most of this opportunity and to take part in the working meetings to be held around the country this autumn.

    Published: 18.10.2017
  • 2018 research budget shows real decrease, but important priorities maintained

    After several years of real growth, the budget for 2018 will bring a real decrease of approximately NOK 600 million in allocations for research, bringing total public R&D allocations to NOK 35.4 billion. Despite the decrease in the research budget, the Norwegian Government will still achieve its target of one per cent of GDP by 2018.

    Published: 13.10.2017
  • The smart route for researchers seeking an ERC grant

    Professor of Economics Katrine Vellesen Løken was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in September. She is happy to provide some insight into what to do to win international funding.

    Published: 13.10.2017
  • Positive evaluations of the NANO2021 and BIOTEK2021 technology programmes

    Two of the Research Council of Norway’s large-scale technology programmes have been evaluated after five years of operation. The evaluation reports praise both programmes while also recommending certain changes.

    Published: 09.10.2017
  • Six awarded ERC Starting Grants

    Six researchers from Norwegian institutions have been awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant in 2017. Each Starting Grant provides funding of up to NOK 14 million. Five of the six grant recipients are women.

    Published: 02.10.2017
  • Norway and China to announce NOK 80 million in funding for collaborative projects in 2018

    The Research Council of Norway and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have agreed to issue a joint funding announcement for collaborative research projects. The application submission deadline will be in April 2018.

    Published: 29.09.2017
  • The race for finding project partners for new circular economy projects has begun

    “Unlimited opportunities in the circular economy” was the title of a matchmaking event recently hosted by the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway and the EEA and Norway Grants.

    Published: 21.09.2017
  • High quality and disciplinary breadth in Norwegian polar research

    Norwegian polar researchers author world-class publications, and the Norwegian polar research community is characterised by strong talent, easy access to resources and advanced infrastructure. These are some of the conclusions of a recently-completed international evaluation of Norwegian polar research.

    Published: 19.09.2017
  • High interest for joint Indo-Norwegian projects in ICT

    High interest for joint Indo-Norwegian projects in ICT Applications were received from almost all major ICT- research institutions in Norway, the majority coming from NTNU (21 of 50). Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) seems to be a central partner in many of the proposals.  The 23 IITs are

    Published: 19.09.2017
  • 999 grant proposals received for the September deadline

    A total of NOK 1.6 billion in funding was announced in this funding round. The research institute and university/university college sectors submitted the greatest number of application.

    Published: 12.09.2017
  • Four application deadlines in 2018

    The Research Council of Norway will be reducing the number of formal application deadlines from six to four in 2018. The funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) is one of the initiatives that will affected by this change.

    Published: 11.09.2017
  • Simplified form for progress reports

    Will you be submitting a progress report for your project by the 1 October deadline? The Research Council has made some changes in the form for progress reports.

    Published: 05.09.2017
  • Important input from the Research Council of Norway to the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020

    The interim evaluation of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, will promote better calls for proposals during the second half of the programme period and into the next framework programme. The Research Council of Norway has been working to influence the design of the framework programme to ensure optimal relevance in relation to Norwegian needs.

    Published: 04.09.2017
  • Innovation Award to research-based success story

    The Research Council of Norway’s Innovation Award for 2017 has been awarded to Thermo Fisher Scientific. The company was awarded the prize for developing an entirely new variant of an existing product, making it possible to analyse human genes quickly and effectively and improve diagnostic testing and patient treatment.

    Published: 17.08.2017
  • Visiting Svalbard researchers in field

    Two months in a tent, being attacked by birds and doing hours of polar bear-watching. This is the normal life of polar researchers in field during the summertime in Svalbard.

    Published: 16.08.2017
  • NOK 1 billion for research infrastructure

    The Research Council of Norway has allocated NOK 1 billion in funding to research facilities, laboratories, equipment and databases. Nineteen projects of crucial importance for trade and industry, health services, the environment and renewable energy have made it through the eye of the needle.

    Published: 29.06.2017
  • New bibliometric analysis of Norwegian polar research and research in Svalbard

    A new bibliometric analysis of Norwegian polar research and research in Svalbard confirms that there is extensive international collaboration in Norwegian polar research. The analysis also shows that funding from the Research Council of Norway leads to higher citation frequency.

    Published: 28.06.2017
  • Norwegian humanities research is thriving

    The full scope of Norwegian humanities research has been evaluated for the first time in over 30 years. This is also the first time that the societal impact of the discipline and the interplay between research and teaching have been included in an evaluation of this type.

    Published: 27.06.2017
  • Funding to user-identified research projects on CFS/ME

    The Research Council of Norway is allocating NOK 30 million to four projects on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). The projects have been selected on the basis of input from over 700 patients, family members and treatment providers regarding relevant research questions.

    Published: 26.06.2017
  • Applications to FRIPRO scheme dominate for May deadline

    Of the 1 835 applications submitted for the deadline, 1 442 were submitted to the Research Council’s FRIPRO funding scheme for independent projects.

    Published: 06.06.2017
  • NOK 1.1 billion for innovation projects

    The Research Council of Norway is announcing a record-high amount of funding for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector.

    Published: 01.06.2017
  • New conditions for support for establishment of Horizon 2020 projects

    As of 1 May 2017, funding under the Research Council of Norway’s PES2020 scheme is disbursed as a lump sum and you will no longer be required to report your own costs. In addition, the funding ceilings have been raised both for ordinary participants and for coordinators of collaborative projects.

    Published: 30.05.2017