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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

ICT-related applications dominate February deadline

The Research Council of Norway received 524 grant applications for the 11 February application deadline.
Date: 17.02.2015

Norwegian researchers to lead EU technology development for marine monitoring

A group of researchers from SINTEF ICT in Trondheim has been granted EU funding to develop camera technology that can see two to three times farther under water than is currently possible. Research and industry partners from six other European countries are on the development team.
Date: 17.02.2015

Nominate candidates for the division research boards

The Research Council of Norway is seeking nominations for candidates to the four division research boards. The deadline for institutions to submit nominations is 20 February.
Date: 04.02.2015

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