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  • The Research Council to strengthen humanities research

    The Research Council of Norway is following up the evaluation of Norwegian humanities research by providing NOK 93 million in funding for the most robust research groups, sabbatical leaves for individual researchers and graduate-level researcher schools.

    Published: 17.01.2018
  • Data management plans facilitate re-use of data

    Better access to research data enhances the quality of research and offers many benefits for business and society at large. Starting in 2018, all Research Council-funded projects that generate data will as a general rule need to have a data management plan.

    Published: 15.01.2018
  • NOK 1 billion for Polish-Norwegian research cooperation under the EEA and Norway Grants

    Norway and Poland have signed a new cooperation agreement under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme. Over NOK 1 billion is designated for research cooperation.

    Published: 10.01.2018
  • Strong science and excellent industry-academia collaborations

    Strong science and excellent industry-academia collaborations is the conclusion in a new evaluation report about the two research centres for petroleum.

    Published: 21.12.2017
  • Green light for the Nansen Legacy polar research project

    The enormous Nansen Legacy project is designed to generate more knowledge about marine areas in the Arctic. The project aims to provide a better scientific basis for management of these areas.

    Published: 19.12.2017
  • Five Norwegian researchers awarded ERC Consolidator Grants

    Three researchers from the University of Bergen (UiB) and two from the University of Oslo (UiO) have secured highly prestigious EU funding for the next five years.

    Published: 18.12.2017
  • Updates to the grant application form

    The grant application form has been updated to include a new step, “Project partners”, a more streamlined search function for information about organisations, and simplified error messages.

    Published: 13.12.2017
  • 113 new FRIPRO projects

    The Research Council’s funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) is awarding close to NOK 1 billion to 113 projects with start-up in 2018. Funding for FRIPRO Toppforsk projects will be announced in early 2018.

    Published: 12.12.2017
  • Norway and South Africa announce new research programme

    Norway and South Africa have signed a Declaration of Intent to initiate the new South Africa - Norway research programme "SANOCEAN".

    Published: 08.12.2017
  • Find the right call for proposals and the right partners

    The University of Bergen is heading an EU-funded project to study the workings of public administration and services in different countries, as well as ways in which these are being changed and developed in the age of digitisation.

    Published: 01.12.2017
  • Are you planning to create or submit a grant application to the Research Council?

    Please note that it will not be possible to create or submit grant applications at all in the period from 1 to 5 December.

    Published: 28.11.2017
  • 369 grant proposals submitted for the November application deadline

    In its final funding round for 2017, the Research Council of Norway announced in excess of NOK 0.5 billion in funding. An overview of the total number of grant applications submitted in 2017 shows that the number is down slightly from 2016.

    Published: 28.11.2017
  • Seeking input to Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure

    The Norwegian Roadmap for Research Infrastructure is being updated in preparation for the next funding announcement in autumn 2018. The Research Council of Norway is encouraging institutions to submit input regarding infrastructure needs within priority research areas by 20 January 2018.

    Published: 27.11.2017
  • 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