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Research Funding for Agriculture and the Food Industry (MATFONDAVTALE)

Deadline Announcement
06.09.2017
13:00 CEST
Planned
Up to NOK 90 million in Research Funding for Agriculture and the Food Industry is available for Researcher Projects (with industry participation) Choose

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A list with the project titles of all applications under processing will be published on the Research Council website.

Please note that the project summary may be forwarded to the referees when they are asked to assess the grant application. The project title and the project summary should therefore not disclose sensitive information.

Objectives:

The Board of the Foundation for Research Levy on Agricultural Products (FFL) and the Board of the Agricultural Agreement Research Fund of Norway (JA) administer approximately NOK 210 million in combined annual funding for research activities. Under the scheme Research Funding for Agriculture and the Food Industry (MATFONDAVTALE), the boards will be allocating funding for Researcher Projects (with industry participation) and Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector.

Guidelines for use of funding

The general principles guiding the Research Funding for Agriculture and the Food Industry (Foundation for Research Levy on Agricultural Products (FFL) and the Agricultural Agreement Research Fund (JA)) involve follow-up of the agricultural policy objectives set out in the white paper on agricultural and food policy (Meld. St. 11 (2016-2017) Endring og utvikling – En fremtidsrettet jordbruksproduksjon and in the recommendation concerning the white paper.

The Board of the Agricultural Agreement Research Fund of Norway allocates funding for research activities in keeping with the annual Agricultural Agreement. The purpose of the research funding pursuant to the agreement is to develop new knowledge for the agricultural and food sector and generate benefits for users in the short and long term.

The Foundation for Research Levy on Agricultural Products was established pursuant to the Act relating to research duties on agricultural products. The board of the foundation is responsible for administering research funding resulting from the research duties levied on Norwegian-produced and imported agricultural products. Research activities must be of relevance for the products on which research duties are levied, and the research must encompass the entire food value chain.

Annual funding announcement

Research Funding for Agriculture and the Food Industry annually announces funding for Researcher Projects (with industry participation) and Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector.

Funding for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector will be announced as a joint call for proposals via the BIONÆR webpages.
 

This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

Trade and industry and R&D institutions

Duration:

Open-ended

Overall budget:

The Board of the Foundation for Research Levy on Agricultural Products (FFL) and the Board of the Agricultural Agreement Research Fund of Norway (JA) administer approximately NOK 210 million in combined annual funding for research activities.

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