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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

New guidelines for STIM-EU scheme

The new guidelines for the STIM-EU stimulation scheme to encourage independent research institutes to seek greater participation in the EU Framework Programmes will make support available to a wider range of research institutes. Institutes that assume coordinator responsibilities or incorporate participation of companies will qualify for special rewards. No applications for funding are required.
Date: 29.08.2014

Effective climate agreement not likely

According to a group of Norwegian researchers, the prospects for achieving an effective international climate treaty are poor. The measures that are politically feasible are ineffective and the measures that would be effective are politically infeasible.
Date: 13.08.2014

20 mill NOK for Indo-Norwegian cooperation on energy research

India and Norway have launched a joint call for bilateral Indo-Norwegian research projects, aiming to achieve world-class scientific results.
Date: 11.08.2014

Research pays off for companies and society

Companies and society both benefit when the private sector invests in knowledge, a recent survey shows. The survey measured the results and effects of funding allocated by the Research Council of Norway to research in the industrial sector.
Date: 03.07.2014

New minimum basic funding requirements for research institutes

The Research Council has expanded the minimum requirements that research institutes must satisfy to receive public basic funding.
Date: 03.07.2014

National strategy for the health and care sector launched

The Health&Care 21 strategy is Norway’s first national research and innovation strategy for the health and care services. The strategy will form the basis for the further development of the services in this key area of society.
Date: 01.07.2014

Petroleum research still relevant and ethical

Norway’s National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) has conducted a review of ethical issues related to petroleum research. The committee concludes that it is ethically justifiable and warranted to carry out petroleum research as long as it does not impede restructuring efforts targeted towards renewable forms of energy.
Date: 01.07.2014

Largest funding pot ever for innovation research in industry

The Research Council of Norway is announcing NOK 850 million for allocation to Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector. This is the largest funding pot to be made available for this type of grant to date.
Date: 26.06.2014