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Please contact the research coordinator for further information. You can also get administrative support for your application.

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1. Research mobility grants

• NFR - Funding for Research Stays Abroad for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows

The scheme for research stays abroad is available to doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship-holders who are wholly or partially funded by the Research Council and affiliated with an ongoing project for a period of minimum 24 months. 

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• NFR - Funding for Research Stays Abroad for Researchers

Funding is available for research stays at a research organisation abroad. Research stays abroad are to have a duration of minimum three months, and maximum 12 months. 

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• NFR - Funding for Research Stays in Norway for Visiting Researchers

Under this call for proposals, funding is available for researchers from other countries to carry out a research stay at a Norwegian research organisation. This call has an open-ended submission deadline, i.e. grant applications may be submitted at any time during the year, and will be processed on an ongoing basis. Research stays are to have a duration of minimum one month, and maximum 12 months. 

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2. Coordination and Support Activity

• NFR - Communication and Dissemination support of Climate Research

https://www.forskningsradet.no/utlysninger/2019/kommunikasjon-og-formidl...

• NFR - Support for events

This funding is intended to better equip applicants to organise conferences, workshops and seminars. READ MORE

• NFR - The UN Decade of Ocean Science – Communication and Dissemination

https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/call-for-proposals/2021/decade-ocean-s...

• NFR - Support for the Establishment and Management of National and International Networks

Funding under this call is available for the establishment and operation of networks between research organisations, or between research organisations and other relevant stakeholders, for the following activities:

  • establishment and operation of national networks;
  • establishment and operation of international networks involving Norwegian coordination;
  • Norwegian participation in international networks;
  • organisation of Norwegian stakeholders’ activities targeted towards strategically important platforms.

In this context, “networks” are understood to be formalised, long-term cooperative structures, platforms or meeting places.

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• NFR - Financial Support to Submit a New ERC Grant Proposal

If you have applied to the ERC and advanced to stage two, but not been awarded funding, you are eligible for support to prepare a new proposal. The Research Council awards up to NOK 500 000 to applicants submitting a new grant proposal within two years of submitting the original one. 

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• NFR - Support for Travel to Expand Industry-oriented R&D Cooperation with Countries Outside the EU/EEA

Travel funding is to cover direct costs related to travel and accommodation/board in connection with meetings and other activities outside the EU/EEA. The purpose of the travel must be to identify potential partners for future international, industry-oriented projects. Applicants must be Norwegian companies, public sector bodies or R&D organisations with existing or recently concluded projects (no more than two years since conclusion of the project period) in the Research Council’s project portfolio.

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• COST - Funding networking activities - Collection Date 2022-10-20 12:00 (CET)

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) funds interdisciplinary research networks (namely COST Actions), not research, but this can be great for young researchers or those who lack an international network. Participation in COST Actions has led to significant results and follow-up in terms of the number of proposals submitted for collaborative research in EU Framework Programmes. In 2022, up to 70 new COST Actions are expected to be approved (subject to available budget), and is bottom up for all fields of research.  Read more about: 

3. Special

• NFR - Support for research stays and fieldwork on Svalbard and in Ny-Ålesund

You can apply for support for research stays and fieldwork for Norwegian research institutions on Svalbard that address sustainable utilization of marine resources and more sustainable marine research. Activities that take place in Ny-Ålesund and utilize the resources, networks and infrastructure there will be prioritized.

  • Funding scale: NOK 100 000 - 500 000
  • Relevant thematic areas: Climate and polar research
  • Application deadline: open-ended
  • Link to the call text: click here

• DIKU - Arctic Research and Studies

This program is intended to encourage scientific cooperation between higher education institutions and research organizations in Norway and Iceland in Arctic science. The program issue a call for a total of approximately EUR 300.000 to fund activities within this framework. 

https://diku.no/en/programmes/arctic-research-and-studies

June - 2022 

1. Tilskotsordningar for å styrke tilgangen på fleksibel og desentralisert utdanning - Søknadsfrist: 1. juni 2022 innen kl 12:00

HK-dir lyser ut til saman 184 millionar kroner til to tilskotsordningar for å styrke tilgangen på fleksibel og desentralisert utdanning over heile landet. Fagskular, universitet/høgskular og studiesenter kan søkje. Søknaden må skrivast på norsk og leverast gjennom HK-dir si søknadsplattform Espresso innan søknadsfristens utløp. Søknaden må vere komplett ved levering. Søknadar som ikkje er fullstendige, kan bli avvist. Søknadsportalen opnar tysdag 26. april.

Midlane kan ikkje brukast til:
- Betydelege investeringar i utstyr 
- Reisestipend for studentar

Les heile utlysningsteksten for ordninga for fleksibel og desentralisert utdanning (PDF) 
Les heile utlysningsteksten for ordninga for studiesentera (PDF)

Ta gjerne kontakt dersom du har spørsmål!
 

2. Peder Sather Grant - Deadline 2022-06-01

The Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from eight Norwegian universities. Funds are made available to 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.

NB! In 2022, it is 10 years since UiB and seven other Norwegian universities established the Peder Sather Center in collaboration with UC Berkeley. In connection with the anniversary, you are all invited to join the following events where you can learn more about the Center and what opportunities there are for those who are interested in collaborating with UC Berkeley and the USA in general.

3. Young CAS Fellow - Deadline 2022-06-09

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) has opened the call for proposals to the Young CAS Fellow programme for the period of January 2023 to December 2024. The aim of the programme is to support outstanding younger researchers by giving them the opportunity to build independent research networks and gain experience as research leaders. CAS provides funds, office space and administrative support. As a Young CAS Fellow, you will receive a grant of up to NOK 750 000 over two years.

Who can apply? Applicants must:

  • Have completed a Ph.D. 
  • Be under the age of 40 at the application deadline. Extensions will be granted for leaves of absence, compulsory military or civilian service or sick leave. There are no age limits for other project participants.
  • Be employed in a full-time academic position (an academic position entails research and/or teaching at the college or university level) at one of CAS’ partner institutions in Norway during the entire period from January 2023 to December 2024. The position does not have to be permanent, and you may change institutions as long as it is from one partner institution to another.
  • Experience with leading a project is preferable but not required.

How to apply? Please follow the guidelines here

4. SPIRE extra call - Internal deadline 2022-06-13

What is SPIRE?

  • Seed money to initiate or develop international research collaborations as a basis for project applications that are NOT linked to Horizon Europe (max rate per proposal is 200,000 NOK). Please note that all ‘frikjøp’ needs to be approved by our institute BEFORE you send in the application. 
  • Funding to invite guest researchers for 1-3 months (max rate per month per proposal is 15,000NOK + travel expense).  

Who is eligible to apply?  What can you seek funding for? How to apply?

  • Guidelines and template can be found here: https://www.uib.no/fia/75098/spire-såkornsmidler.
  • Applications need to be sent via ePhorte, so please send your proposals to me no later than June 13, 2022. (PS: the application deadline specified on the SPIRE website is referring to the main call with a deadline in December 2021 - NOT valid for the extra call.)
     

5. Call for CMI-UiB Collaboration Funding 2022 - Deadline 2022-06-15

Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen have a long-standing agreement to strengthen development-related research in Bergen. We now invite applications for collaboration between the two institutions for 2022-2023. 

Supported projects must be in line with the strategies of both CMI and UiB. The aim of the support is to strengthen Bergen as a hub for development research and education. It must be clearly stated in the application how the project will contribute to this aim. 

Applications may have annual costs from NOK 50.000 to NOK 250.000. Support for up to three years may be considered for larger strategic initiatives. How to apply? Please download the template and check the requirements here

July - 2022

August - 2022

1. UiB - Erasmus + Mobility Grant - Deadline 2022-08-20 (two calls per year, and the previous call was in Jan.2022)

All employees at the University of Bergen can receive a scholarship for exchange to an institution, organization or university in Europe through Erasmus +.

• Erasmus+ mobility for teaching

For lecturers, incl. PhD, PostDocs and temporarily employed staff, the mobility grant provides good opportunities to establish and maintain contact with foreign colleagues and educational institutions in EU countries in addition to Iceland, Lichtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. https://www.uib.no/foransatte/92415/erasmus-undervisningsmobilitet

• Erasmus+ staff mobility for training

For all employees, including technical-administrative staff and research fellows, the mobility grant can help you to gain training, new knowledge and new experiences through exchanges, in addition to increasing international cooperation between UiB and European institutions in EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. https://www.uib.no/foransatte/92416/erasmus-tilsettmobilitet

September - 2022

1. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) - Deadline 2022-09-14 17:00:00 Brussels time

MACA-PF is aimed at individual fellows who already have a doctoral degree or at least four years of research experience acquired after a master's degree. These Fellowships are held in the EU or associated countries and last for 1-2 years (European Fellowship) and 2-3 years (Global Fellowship). The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. 

Please contact the research coordinator if you are planning to send in a Global Fellowship application OR if you are planning to host any postdoc at UiB under an European Fellowship. 2022's call can be found here.

2. UiB - Akademiaavtalen - Deadline 2022-02-25 and 2022-09-15

Seed money under Akademiaavtalen between Equinor and UiB are now available for project development in line with the focus areas specified in the agreement. 

  • Funding scale: up to 200 000kr per project
  • How to apply? Short project description and CV need to be sent via fond.app.uib.no
  • Guidelines for application and evaluation criteria can be found here

October - 2022

1. Seed Funding for Sino-Nordic Research Collaboration - Deadline 2022-10-01

Seed money from the Nordic Centre is now available for networking and project/proposal development towards major external research grants. This is to support the development of strong and strategic research and innovation partnerships between Nordic and Chinese universities.
Funding scale: a lump-sum of 10 000 EUR per project. 
Project should within one of the Nordic Centre’s four interdisciplinary thematic focus areas:

  •  Sino-Nordic perspectives
  •  Sustainable development
  •  Digitalization and technology
  •  Health and welfare

More details about the call and the application form can be found here.

2. COST - Funding networking activities - Collection Date 2022-10-20 12:00 (CET)

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) funds interdisciplinary research networks (namely COST Actions), not research, but this can be great for young researchers or those who lack an international network. Participation in COST Actions has led to significant results and follow-up in terms of the number of proposals submitted for collaborative research in EU Framework Programmes. In 2022, up to 70 new COST Actions are expected to be approved (subject to available budget), and is bottom up for all fields of research.  Read more about: 

What does the COST fund? 
Success stories
How to apply?

In addition, the UK Research Office (UKRO) will be holding a webinar ‘An Introduction to COST”, on 17 March 2022, 11:00-12:30pm UK time (must use UiB email address upon registration). 

3. ERC Starting Grants - Deadline 2022-10-25 (NB! This is the call for ERC-StG 2023)

Are you a talented early-career scientist (2-7 years after PhD) who has already produced excellent supervised work, is ready to work independently and shows potential to be a research leader? The ERC Starting Grant could be for you (up to 1.5 million euro for 5 years).

November - 2022

1. ERC Synergy Grants - Deadline 2022-11-08 (tentative deadline)

Are you a researcher that wants to address a research problem so ambitious, that can not be dealt with you and your team alone? The Synergy Grants could be for you (a group of 2-4 principal investigators and up to 10 million euro for 6 years).

2. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Doctoral Networks (MSCA-DN)  - Deadline 2022-11-15 17:00:00 Brussels time

MSCA-DN is the main strand of funding available to support Early Stage Researchers (doctoral researchers). The ITN scheme supports joint training and or doctoral programmes implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SME and other socio-economic actors.

2022's call can be found here. Please contact the research coordinator for administrative support.

December - 2022

Closed calls in 2022

January - 2022 

1. ERC Starting Grants - Deadline 2022-01-13

Are you a talented early-career scientist (2-7 years after PhD) who has already produced excellent supervised work, is ready to work independently and shows potential to be a research leader? The ERC Starting Grant could be for you (up to 1.5 million euro for 5 years).

2. UiB - Erasmus + Mobility Grant - Deadline 2022-01-20 (two calls per year, and the next deadline is 2022-08-20)

All employees at the University of Bergen can receive a scholarship for exchange to an institution, organization or university in Europe through Erasmus +.

• Erasmus+ mobility for teaching

For lecturers, incl. PhD, PostDocs and temporarily employed staff, the mobility grant provides good opportunities to establish and maintain contact with foreign colleagues and educational institutions in EU countries in addition to Iceland, Lichtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. https://www.uib.no/foransatte/92415/erasmus-undervisningsmobilitet

• Erasmus+ staff mobility for training

For all employees, including technical-administrative staff and research fellows, the mobility grant can help you to gain training, new knowledge and new experiences through exchanges, in addition to increasing international cooperation between UiB and European institutions in EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. https://www.uib.no/foransatte/92416/erasmus-tilsettmobilitet

3. Åsgård 2022 - Deadline 2022-01-31

The Department for scientific cooperation of the French Embassy in Norway, in collaboration with the Research Council, has opened the call for applications to the Åsgård program 2022. This program is open to researchers, professionals between academia and business, and administrative staff at research environments. It aims at inviting French and Norwegian scientists for a one-week visit respectively to Norway or to France. See details here.

February - 2022 

1. NFR - Researcher project (Deadline 2022-02-02 13:00 CET)

For these three calls listed above, you can follow the webinar on November 25 (in Norwegian) and/or on December 7 (in English). Registration is required. 

2. NFR - Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project (Deadline 2022-02-09 13:00CET)

IMPORTANT: you can find a series of webinars for applicants, either sorted by 'application type' or by 'thematic research area'. Please check the list here. Webinar on the application form can be found here

3. UiB - Akademiaavtalen - Deadline 2022-02-25 and 2022-09-15

Seed money under Akademiaavtalen between Equinor and UiB are now available for project development in line with the focus areas specified in the agreement. 

  • Funding scale: up to 200 000kr per project
  • How to apply? Short project description and CV need to be sent via fond.app.uib.no
  • Guidelines for application and evaluation criteria can be found here

March - 2022 

1. UiB idé - Deadline 2022-03-15

Do you have a good idea? Seek support! With UiB idé students and researchers can test and develop their innovation ideas. Students can get up to NOK 100 000, and researchers NOK 500 000. You will also get advice from professional advisers. Read more about the program at uib.no/ide and join the information webinar on February 7th. Students can also register for the UiB idé vors on February 14th. This year you can also apply for a maximum of NOK 25 000 through UiB tidleg idé, and applications are received all year.

2. French Institute Nordic Award - Deadline 2022-03-15

The four French Institutes in the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) have launched the French Institute Nordic Award (FINA) in 2022. The successful applicants will be invited for a scientific mobility in Brest, a leading place for ocean research in France. During the visit, the laureates will meet French researchers and visit French marine laboratories.

  • Who can apply? PhD students and young researchers (Ph.D obtained in the last two years) from a Norwegian institution, and are currently working on a project related to the ocean topic (geography, biology, geology, zoology, oceanography, energy, environmental science, chemistry…)  
  • How to apply? Please read the details here.

3. UH-nett Vest - Deadline 2022-03-15

Seed money for network and project development is now available at UH-nett Vest. What can you seek funding for? How to apply? More information can be found here.

Category A (max. 200 000 NOK)

  • various types of network building such as travel, network meetings and seminar activities.
  • development of projects with societal relevance and contribution to renewal and innovation.

NB! The prerequisite for funding under this category is to have a concrete plan to apply for further funding from the Research Council of Norway, the EU, HK Directorate, Innovation Norway and Regional Research Funds.

Category B (max. 200 000 NOK): dissemination of research-based knowledge.

4. Support for Forskningsdagene 2022 - Deadline 2022-03-15

Forskningsdagene is a nationwide festival with large and small research communication events across the whole country every autumn. The overarching theme in 2022 is ‘Ocean’ (from September 21 to October 2). If you have an idea for a Forskningsdagene event, you can apply for financial support (up to NOK 50, 000 per event). Need any tips? Read more here.

5. INTPART joint call - Deadline 2022-03-16 13:00 CET

NFR and HK-dir have announced 2022’s call for proposals - INTPART. Funding will support the establishment and further development of formalized institutional cooperation on research and higher education between Norway and Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA. In this call, funding may also be sought for partnerships with Germany and France.

Funding scale: NOK 10 000 000

Project duration: 60 months

How to apply? Please follow this webpage.

6. NFR - Russian-Norwegian Bilateral Call - Cancelled

The Research Council has opened a joint call for proposals aims to enhance Norwegian-Russian research collaboration through strategic petroleum and polar research that is of relevance for both countries. https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/call-for-proposals/2022/russia-the-nor...

Funding scale: 3-7 MNOK

Project duration: 36 months

Requirements: 

  • Norwegian researchers must apply for funding from the Research Council (this call) to cover their costs in a joint project, while Russian researchers must apply to the call from the Russian Ministry of Higher Education and Science. 

  • The activities in the projects on the Norwegian side could be basic or applied research, while the Russian party are only eligible for funding on the Russian side for applied research activities.

7. Svalbard Strategic Grant - Deadline 2022-03-16

Svalbard Science Forum allocates funding for cooperation and network activities that contribute to increased scientific quality in Svalbard research, and/or contribute to put Svalbard research in a larger pan-Arctic perspective. Funding is available for workshops, collaborative activities, initiating pilot studies and planning of larger projects. The activities should enhance international and inter-disciplinary cooperation and stimulate to open sharing of data.

Funding scale: NOK 50 000 - 500 000

Relevant thematic areas for this call: Climate and polar research

Project duration: 12-29 months

Application deadline: 16 March 2022, 13:00 CET

How to apply? The call text can be found here.

8. ERC Consolidator Grants - Deadline 2022-03-17

Are you a scientist (7-12 years after PhD) who wants to consolidate your independence by establishing a research team and continuing to develop a success career in Europe? The ERC Consolidator Grant could be for you (up to 2 million euro for 5 years). You can also apply if you have recently created an independent, excellent research team and want to strengthen it.

9. Extra call from Melzers høyskolefond - Deadline 2022-03-18

L. Meltzers Høyskolefond has opened an extra call for proposal with application deadline on March 18, 2022.

For students and PhD candidates, funding is available for Project Grants, as usual. READ MORE HERENB! For applications sent on Dec.1 2021, you'll get result on March 8, 2022. If it's not granted for funding, or you get less than you applied for, your application(s) will be automatically transferred to the new evaluation round. Please check details here and let me know if you have questions.

For scientific staff and postdoctoral fellows, funding is available for the following activities. READ MORE HERE.

  • Arrangement of scientific conferences/workshops/exhibitions and other professional gatherings and symposia (max. NOK200 000) 
  • Smaller research infrastructure (max. NOK200 000)
  • Research funds/small operating funds that support your research (max. NOK100 000)

10. UiB - Olsens Legat - Deadline 2022-03-18

Olsens Legat aims to support and strengthen the link between education and research at the University of Bergen. The following activities will be prioritized:

  • To incorporate more research into education
  • To develop teaching methods based on research
  • To involve students in the research field. It is desirable to focus on the involvement of especially bachelor students in active research. Read more here.

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April - 2022 

1. Research funding from DKNVS - Deadline 2022-04-04

DKNVS foundation has earmarked kr 300 000 in 2022 for small research projects and can support the following activities:

  • research on sustainable development of society
  • scientific travel and fieldwork
  • seminars and conferences 

How to apply? You can find more information here

2. UArctic call for networking projects - Deadline 2022-04-19 23:59 (CEST)

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) call is now open for applications for networking projects in Arctic research and education. 

  • Who can apply? The main applicant has to come from a UArctic member university in Norway (e.g. UiB).
  • Funding scale: max. NOK 400 000
  • Project duration: max. 2 years within the timeframe September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2024
  • How to apply? Call text can be found here. Please contact the research coordinator for application form and help with budgeting. 

3. DIKU - UTFORSK 2022 - Deadline 2022-04-20

The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) has opened the UTFORSK call for applications for funding of joint projects between higher education institutions in Norway and Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States of America.

The call is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

  • The funds made available in this call are a minimum of NOK 100 million. NOK 9 million are respectively earmarked for projects with main partners in one of the following countries: South Korea, Canada, Japan.
  • You can apply for a 4-year project up to NOK 3 million (min.20% of your own contribution are expected, either in cash or in kind)

Details of the call and the application process can be found here.

4. ERC Advanced Grants - Deadline 2022-04-28

Are you an established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project? The ERC Advanced Grant could be for you (up to 2.5 million euro for 5 years).

May - 2022 

1. Funds for collaborative project within the strategic research area of Global Challenges - Deadline   2022-04-20   2020-05-12

The call for collaborative projects within the strategic research area of Global Challenges is now open. How to apply? Please contact the research advisor for further information. 

Funding scale: 100 000NOK per project
What can you seek funding for?
Meetings, seminars or trips that are intended to develop interdisciplinary research- and/or teaching collaborations.
Criteria:

  • Topics will relate to Global Challenges in migration, health, or inequality.
  • At least two faculties at UiB must participate.
  • The project must be completed by 30 June 2023.
  • The projects should contain concrete plans for further external funding applications. 
  • The application should contain a brief description of the purpose, collaborative relationships, and plans for activities, as well as budget, however, must not exceed 2 A4 pages.

2. Travel support for master students and PhD candidates within the strategic research area of Climate and Energy Transition - GEO internal deadline 2022-05-18 12:00 lunch time

Funding scale: 10 000NOK per travel/application

Project description needs to including the following information (max. 2000 charactors):

  • Program for the conference/workshop/fieldwork that you are going to attend
  • Your role in the conference/workshop/fieldwork
  • Scientific relevance to the strategic research area of Climate and Energy Transition
  • Travel timeline
  • Budget for the trip - incl. VAT
  • Confirmation from your supervisor
  • Reporting to the scientific community: summary, online report or something else? Please indicate your plan. Note that the reporting must be done within 2 weeks after your trip.

See more details in the email sent by Emilie Randeberg on May 4, 2022.