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Impacts of the national budget for applicants

The Norwegian Government has proposed an overall increase of NOK 2.1 billion in its budget for research. The Research Council of Norway will receive roughly NOK 460million more next year. The following outlines the impacts of selected items in the proposed 2015 national budget for those seeking funding from the Research Council.
Date: 24.10.2014

More and better Norwegian research

This year’s Report on Science and Technology Indicators for Norway shows that most of the arrows are pointing in a positive direction: Norwegian researchers are publishing more articles, are being cited more frequently and are pursuing more doctoral degrees.
Date: 23.10.2014

Fourteen technical-industrial institutes to be evaluated

In the course of 2015, an international panel of experts will evaluate all 14 Norwegian technical-industrial institutes that receive public basic funding via the Research Council of Norway. The mandate for the evaluation panel has now been drawn up.
Date: 20.10.2014

Research that holds water

Water is a vulnerable resource coming under increasing pressure in many parts of the world. The Research Council of Norway is providing funding to a number of research projects seeking to solve challenges related to the supply and quality of water.
Date: 20.10.2014

A boost for Norwegian-Indian cooperation

Research and innovation are high on the agenda as plans are being laid for future cooperation between Norway and India. His Majesty King Harald of Norway and His Excellency President Pranab Mukherjee of India were among the participants at a seminar on research and innovation in Oslo on 14 October 2014.
Date: 17.10.2014

The Research Council’s new main strategy circulated for review

The Executive Board of the Research Council of Norway is drawing up a new main strategy for the Research Council. All interested parties are invited to submit their input.
Date: 15.10.2014

Eurostars: Twelve new projects with Norwegian participation

Norwegian companies have been highly successful in the Eurostars funding programme for research-performing SMEs. In the latest call for projects, Norway was awarded funding for more projects than any other member state, measured in percentage per capita.
Date: 13.10.2014

Research Council redesigns support for international researcher mobility

The Research Council of Norway is in the process of concluding several of its support schemes for individual researcher mobility to pave the way for a more strategic, targeted use of mobility funding.
Date: 10.10.2014

Research data must be shared

The Research Council of Norway has adopted its first policy on open access to research data from publicly funded projects. The guidelines apply to all data generated by projects funded by the Research Council – with a few exceptions.
Date: 10.10.2014

A robust budget for research

The Norwegian Government has proposed to increase public funding of research activity to the equivalent of one per cent of Norway’s GDP in the next five years. The budget proposal also includes significant growth in funding to promote world-leading research groups, a knowledge-based and competitive industrial sector, and internationalisation measures.
Date: 09.10.2014

Norwegian researchers successful in European ICT allocations

The results are in from the first funding round for ICT research under Horizon 2020, the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation. Norwegian researchers have a higher success rate than the average for the European countries.
Date: 08.10.2014

Nobel Prize in Physiology goes to Norwegian researchers

Norwegian husband-wife team Edvard and May-Britt Moser have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology for their discovery of grid cells in the brain.
Date: 07.10.2014

Mobilising to develop green industry

Norway lags behind the other Nordic countries in terms of bioeconomy turnover. The Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway are joining forces to create a foundation for sustainable industry for the future.
Date: 30.09.2014

Funding for British partners in Norwegian projects – and vice-versa

The Research Council of Norway has signed an agreement with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), paving the way for closer cooperation between Norwegian and British researchers in these areas.
Date: 23.09.2014

New initiatives to integrate marine and environmental research

Three new programmes in the areas of marine research and environmental research at the Research Council of Norway are being planned simultaneously to ensure they complement each other as much as possible.
Date: 18.09.2014

Close to NOK 1 billion for health research in 2013

Cancer research and mental health research received NOK 155 million and NOK 106 million, respectively, of the Research Council of Norway’s overall investment of almost NOK 1 billion in health-related research in 2013.
Date: 17.09.2014

Bold cooperation agreement to promote green growth

The Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, Enova and Transnova will be joining hands to invest over NOK 1 billion annually to stimulate green growth in Norway.
Date: 12.09.2014