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The RCN grant application process: step by step

A simple video is now available which explains the Research Council of Norway’s grant application system and how applications are processed.

New agreement on research cooperation with Russia

The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Research Council of Norway. Through joint calls in areas of common interest, both parties hope to gain in quality and create new synergies.

New director of the Department for Cooperation and Development Research

Bjørn Tore Kjellemo took up his post as the new Director of the Department for Cooperation and Development Research this week.

Research cooperation with Russia and the Western Balkans reviewed

Norwegian cooperation on research and higher education with Russia and the countries of the Western Balkans comprises interesting projects and is characterised by fruitful cooperation. Annual reports for 2009 for the two cooperation programmes focusing on these regions are now available.

Norwegian research cooperation with the Western Balkans to continue

The Research Council¨'s Cooperation Programme with the Western Balkans (WESTBALKAN) was recently concluded with a large-scale conference in Sarajevo. Research cooperation with the countries of the Western Balkans is to continue through a new initiative under the research programme Norway – A Global Partner (NORGLOBAL).

Crossing Minds and Borders

Here you find articles on research and education projects within the Cooperation Programme with Countries in the Western Balkans.

Presentations from the conference.

Presentations on the joint RCN & SIU conference: Crossing Minds and Borders in the Western Balkan Countries. Sarajevo 11-12 March 2010

Western Balkan Countries Development Studies (2010-2013) - a new activity in NORGLOBAL

24 million to Western Balkan Countries Development Studies, 2010-2013. A call will be published soon for deadline 21 April 2010.

The Yggdrasil mobility programme


Global challenges high on the agenda

Players in the Norwegian research community have been sent a clear message: Norway has a major task ahead of it in helping to solve the challenges presented by globalisation. Internationalisation of research is highlighted as a main priority of Norwegian research policy.