Skip to content


Record amount of funding for researcher schools

This spring, the Research Council of Norway will announce approximately NOK 325 million in funding for the establishment of new national researcher schools. The application submission deadline is 15 April 2015.
Date: 21.01.2015

Generating new knowledge for the culture and media sector

Digitalisation is leading to dramatic changes in the culture and media sector. The Research Council of Norway is announcing funding of NOK 45 million under its new KULMEDIA programme to generate new, important knowledge in this area.

Date: 13.01.2015

Up-and-coming aquaculture researchers

The latest newsletter from the HAVBRUK programme presents the research activities of 10 of the 13 doctoral fellows taking part in projects under the programme.
Date: 07.01.2015

First funds from IKTPLUSS

A record NOK 110 million was awarded to eight Researcher Projects and seven Young Research Talent grants in basic ICT research under the FRIPRO scheme in 2014. Supplementary funding provided by the new IKTPLUSS initiative for ICT contributed considerably to the allocations

Date: 12.01.2015

Bigger budgets and more measures to boost Norwegian participation in EU research

Making more funding available for project establishment and positioning activities and providing support to establish and operate EU networks are among the measures aimed to strengthen Norwegian participation in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Date: 09.01.2015

New main strategy: helpful and constructive input

“The input received in the consultative review of the Research Council of Norway’s proposed new main strategy is extremely useful and will result in a better, more targeted strategy,” says Director General of the Research Council, Arvid Hallén. The strategy is scheduled to be finalised in March 2015.

Date: 08.01.2015

New Executive Board chair: “We must continue building upon our strengths”

“Policy innovations will be critical for Norway to succeed in restructuring to a sustainable society,” says Henrik O. Madsen, chair of the Research Council of Norway's new Executive Board.

Date: 07.01.2015

New Executive Board of the Research Council

On 19 December, a new Executive Board was appointed by Royal Decree. The board will take office from 1 January 2015.
Date: 05.01.2015

Upping Norwegian participation in EU health research

Norwegian health researchers were far less active than their Swedish and Danish counterparts in seeking funding under the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. The Research Council will work to mobilise greater participation under Horizon 2020.

Date: 22.12.2014

Seventeen projects to generate knowledge about ecosystems

A total of NOK 240 million has been awarded to 17 projects to study the responses of ecosystems to changes in climate and the environment as well as the cumulative effects on the ecosystem. Achieving an integrated understanding of ecosystems is essential to solving environmental challenges.

Date: 19.12.2014

The RiS Portal: Open access to research in Svalbard

Arctic research is demanding. Project leaders have to stay updated on on going research activity while planning for new field activities. The planning phase requires hours of browsing journals, submission of formal documents and booking of facilities. If you are conducting research in Svalbard, the improved version of the RiS Portal (Research in Svalbard) has now made your work a lot easier.
Date: 05.12.2014

ERC allocations on the rise

Thus far, three Norwegian research projects have been awarded several million in funding during this year’s Starting Grant competition under the European Research Council (ERC). Three more are on the reserve list. A total of nine applicants are still awaiting notification from the ERC after applying for an ERC Consolidator Grant.
Date: 15.12.2014

Over NOK 1 billion in funding for independent projects

The Research Council of Norway has granted a total of NOK 1.07 billion to 159 new projects under the FRIPRO funding scheme for independent projects from 2015. Increased allocations over the national budget have made it possible to award funding to a record-high number of projects. The type of application with the highest percentage of approval was Young Research Talents.
Date: 11.12.2014