Department of Earth Science

Upcoming funding opportunities (UFO)

Here you find an updated list of open and upcoming calls for proposal with relevance for GEO


Upcoming fund opportunity

January deadlines 

Deadline 17.02.2017

Young CAS funds 

CAS Oslo (Centre for Advanced Study Oslo) invites young researchers to apply as a project leader for a one week project. 

CAS provides facilities to gather your favorite colleagues for workshops and other group based activities.

More info here




February deadlines 

Deadline 01.02.2017

VISTA funding (PhD and Post Doc)

VISTA supports PhD and Post Doc projects within four priority areas: Exploration, Improved recovery, Environment and Future development and operations.

More info here


Deadline 15.02.2017

Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg

Funding for professional networking 2017-18

More information about the center here



March deadlines

Application deadline: 01.03.2016 

Peder Sather Grant Program

The Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers UiB. The Center offers grants of between NOK 86K and NOK 211K. Funds are made available for one academic year. Grants can support activities such as workshops, mini-conferences, virtual intellectual exchanges, the undertaking of exploratory and pilot studies, activities such as PhD student exchanges, longer-term stays for Principal Investigators, the collection and analysis of data, and other core research activities.

More info here.

Deadline 15.03.2016

E.ON Scholarship

E.ON announces scholarships for exchange of Master, PhD and junior researchers between Norwegian and German institutions dealing with energy-related themes

More info here






April deadlines

Deadline (intern): 21.03.2017

SPIRE seed money

University of Bergen´s Strategic Programme for International Research and Education (SPIRE) provides seed money for building collaborative research and/or learning and teaching initiatives with UiB´s strategic partners in international networks and Nordic centers abroad (see Appendix in the enclosed Guidelines for Applicants), and collaboration with partners in Brasil, Russia, India, China South Africa (BRICS countries),  Japan and low- and middle-income countries.

SPIRE supports:
(1)  SPIRE International Network/Partnership Grant
(2) SPIRE Visiting Researcher Grant

NB! Application must be sent to the research coordinator paolo.simonelli@uib.no before the 21st April

Download guidelines for Applicants

Download the application Form

Deadline: 26.04.2017


KLIMAFORSK published a call for:

1) Personal overseas research grant

2) Personal visiting researcher grant

3) Support for events related with KLIMAFORSK's program

Total budget is of 2 million NOK

More information here

May deadlines

Deadline: 24.05.2017 13:00 CET

FRINATEK Independent Basic Research Projects - Mathematics, Physical Science and Technology

Frinatek support the following application types:

  • FRIPRO Toppforsk
  • Researcher Project
  • Young Research Talents
  • FRIPRO mobility grant
  • Support for Events

More information here




June deadlines

July deadlines

August deadlines

Deadline: 15.08.2017

VISTA funding (PhD and Postdoc)

More information here

Deadline: 31.08.2017

ERC Advanced Grant

More information here


September deadlines

Deadline: 06.09.2017 h 13:00


NOK 150–180 million in funding for Knowledge-building Projects for Industry and Researcher Projects on petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf

More info here


NOK 70 million for research on polar weather prediction and the central Arctic Ocean

More info here


NOK 68 million for research projects on the impacts of climate change

More info here


NOK 35 million to New concepts – ground-breaking new ideas or methods in energy research

More info here


More info here


The Aurora mobility programme – researcher exchange between Norway and France (IS-AUR)

More info here


Deadline: 07.09.2017 h 12:00

COST Open call

More info here


Deadline: 14.09.2017


Marie Curie Individual Fellowship

More info here

Deadline: 15.09.2017

Olav Thon Prizes

Olav Thon Foundation's National Academic Prizes in Natural Sciences and Medicine 2018

More information here

Intern deadline: 29.09.2017

WUN Research Development Fund 2017

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Development Fund (RDF).The RDF offers grants of up to £10,000 to foster partnership in the network, including new members as a priority, and develop research collaborations on the four WUN Global Challenges.

More information here

October deadlines


Deadline: 11.10.2017 h 13:00


100 millioner til havteknologi - Innovasjonsprosjekter i næringslivet

More info here

Deadline: 13.10.2017

DAAD-Franco-German Fellowship Programme on Climate, Energy and Earth System Research

Funding for the establishment of research groups. Junior researchers will receive up to 1 million euros and senior researchers up to 1.5 million euros for 4 years.

More info here 

Deadline: 15.10.2017


The programme of E.ON Stipendienfonds for German and Norwegian students, postgraduates and scientists

More info here


November deadlines

Deadline 01.11.2017

JPI Ocean

Impact of deep-sea nodule mining

More information here and on the RCN website

American-Scandinavian Foundation, Fellowships and Grants

More information here

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

More information here

Deadline 10.11.2017

Fulbright Arctic Chair

More nformation here


December deadlines

Deadline 01.12.2017

Meltzer and other UiB funds

More information here

Funds and endowments from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More information here

Deadline 08.12.2017

The German-Norwegian Study Centre in Kiel (DNSZ) Seed Money 2018

More information here

Application form here

Deadline 15.12.2017

Eurasia Programme

The Eurasia Programme supports project cooperation between institutions in Norway and

Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

More info here




PES2020 - Support for the establishment of project proposals directed towards H2020

The PES2020 scheme is designed to relieve some of the cost burden for Norwegian applicants related to the preparation of project proposals. The scheme is also designed to raise the overall competence of Norwegian applicants with regard to participation under H2020. More info here.


Dissemination and coordination actions related to environment and development research

More info here.


Personal overseas research grant FRINATEK

More info here

Åsgard program for French-Norwegian mobility

More information here