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Research programme on Welfare, Working Life and Migration (VAM)

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Research on changes in working life Choose
Open-ended Overseas Research Grants and Visiting Researcher Grants for projects funded under VAM Choose


Remember to submit the application well in advance of the deadline. It is possible to edit and re-submit your application multiple times. It is the most recently submitted application that is valid at any given time. The Research Council does not have access to the applications until the deadline has expired. The work programme is being translated into English. The English-language version will be published as soon as it is available.


The VAM programme aims to provide new knowledge of high scientific merit on the foundations, operation and processes of the welfare society. Research activity under the programme will promote the further development of the welfare society by fostering and developing:

  • Research that is empirically based, theoretically advanced and methodologically sound;
  • Research that develops new perspectives with regard to inter- and multidisciplinarity, theoretical framework and empirical methods;
  • Research that is internationally oriented and comparative;
  • Research that promotes long-term knowledge development for use in policy formulation and public administration.

Projects with funding

At present, these projects have received funding from the VAM-programme. The overview provides access to summaries and other key information on all the projects under the programme. (The overview may contain information in Norwegian.)

This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:

Funding for Researcher Projects and Research Institution-based Strategic Projects may be sought by approved research institutions. Please refer to the Research Council’s definition and specification of the concept "research institution". See



Overall budget:

NOK 960 million.

See also

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