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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

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