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What will Norway live on after oil?

In her remarks at the 2015 Focus on Business seminar, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg focused on the need for creativity and innovation in the quest for new sources of revenue for Norway. The seminar is the Research Council of Norway’s annual event for trade and industry and other actors involved in innovation and industry-oriented research.

Date: 24.04.2015

NOK 70 million for international partnerships

The Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) are collaborating on the new programme on International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research (INTPART). The programme’s first call for proposals has an application deadline of 27 May.
Date: 23.04.2015

Research into prime numbers earns top prize

Five young scientists captured the top prize in their respective categories of the Norwegian Contest for Young Scientists, with projects on Lolita, prime numbers, the Kuramoto model, Women’s prisons under the Franco regime and an analysis of the Norwegian novels, Hunger and Naive. Super.
Date: 23.04.2015

April application deadline: NOK 900 million to be distributed

Close to NOK 900 million in funding was announced for the application deadline of 15 April 2015. NOK 250 million of this amount will go towards the activities of a new biotechnology centre. All in all, 258 grant applications were received in this funding round.
Date: 22.04.2015

Norwegian-Indian research cooperation moving forward

India’s new ambassador to Norway recently visited the Research Council of Norway to discuss the steadily expanding research collaboration between the two countries. Areas of potential cooperation include polar and health research, agriculture/the bioeconomy and energy.
Date: 20.04.2015

SkatteFUNN scheme gets second place in EU report

According to a European Commission study, the SkatteFUNN Tax Incentive Scheme is the second best of 80 different European tax incentive schemes for promoting research and development (R&D).
Date: 26.03.2015

The FRIPRO scheme to invest in high-potential research groups

The new application category under the FRIPRO scheme for independent projects – FRIPRO Toppforsk – is designed to give highly promising research groups the opportunity to apply for more ample, more long-term funding. This is part of the effort to help them to become international leaders.
Date: 23.03.2015

Tax deductions for research help Norwegian companies take bold steps

Just under 5 000 business enterprises throughout Norway took advantage of the qualification-based SkatteFUNN Tax Incentive Scheme in 2014. “It is easy for companies to apply under the SkatteFUNN scheme,” says Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland. “More companies should do it.”
Date: 18.03.2015

During National Science Week 2015, everything revolves around food

In 2015, the national research festival organised by the Research Council of Norway every autumn will be focused on money, power, resource utilisation, agriculture and aquaculture, climate, poverty and prosperity, the bioeconomy, health, technology, and culture – all in an overall context of food.

Date: 17.03.2015

Major boost for independent projects

The Norwegian universities and the Association of Norwegian Research Institutes (FFA) have agreed once again to join forces with the Research Council of Norway to boost the FRIPRO scheme. This joint funding initiative will result in NOK 1.5 billion over seven years for long-term funding for research groups with the potential to rise to the top internationally.
Date: 05.03.2015

New funding announcement for Centres of Excellence in November

The Research Council of Norway will be announcing funding for the fourth round of Centres of Excellence (SFF) with an application deadline of 25 November 2015.
Date: 04.03.2015

New funding scheme for open access publication

The Research Council is seeking to increase publication in open access journals. Research institutions may be granted support for up to half of the costs associated with publication in such journals. The application deadline is 15 April.
Date: 17.02.2015