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For more information about the funding oppotunities, please visit this website, or contact the local Research Coordinator.

June - 2021 

1. Peder Sather Grant Program - Deadline 2021-04-08 (extended to 2021-06-01)

The Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from nine Norwegian universities. Funds are made available for two academic years. 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. See details here.

2. Young CAS Fellow - Deadline 2021-06-09

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) has opened the call for proposals to the Young CAS Fellow programme for the period of January 2022 to December 2023. The aim of the programme is to support outstanding younger researchers by giving them the opportunity to receive funding and support for their research projects, and gain valuable experience from organizing multiple workshops and a two-month research stay. 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
  • 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 Norwayduring the entire period from January 2022 to December 2023. The position does not have to be permanent, and you may change institutions as long as it is from one partner institution to another.

How to apply? Please follow:https://cas.oslo.no/apply/young-cas-fellow/

3. UiB - POS Positioning funding - Deadline 2021-06-10

Positioning funding is divided into 3 categories:

  • Funds for researchers who are positioning themselves towards a HEurope application
  • Grants to fund strategic academic measures at Faculty level
  • Competence development funding for researchers and the EU administrative support staff at the Faculties

Read more information here: https://www.uib.no/en/foremployees/108210/project-establishment-support-...

4. CMI-UiB collaboration funds - Deadline 2021-06-15

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the University of Bergen (UiB) are now inviting applications for 2021-2022, to promote research collaboration between these two institutions. See email from GEO's research advisor on May 11, 2021.

5. UiB - Seed money for follow-up of the Nansen initiative - Deadline 2021-04-26 (extended to 2021-06-16)

See email from GEO's research advisor on March 30, 2021.

6. UiB - GenderAct - Internal deadline at GEO: 2021-06-17 

See details in the email from GEO's research advisor on June 7, 2021. 

UiB webpage: https://www.uib.no/genderact/145536/genderact-lyser-ut-programmer

August - 2021

1. Erasmus + Mobility Grant - Deadline 2021-08-20 (two calls per year and the previous deadline is 2021-01-20)

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

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

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

2. ERC Advance Grant - Deadline 2021-08-31

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).

September - 2021

1. Olav Thon Stiftelsens - UiB's internal deadline 2021-09-07

The Olav Thon Foundation’s National academic prizes within Mathematics, the Natural Sciences and Medicine: https://thongruppen.prod.dekodes.no/app/uploads/sites/9/2021/04/Utlysnin...øtte2022.pdf

2. Diku - Program for 'studentaktiv læring' - Deadline 2021-09-24

Diku announces up to NOK 67 million for projects that will develop, test, evaluate and use student-active learning and assessment methods. The call is open to all subject areas and is aimed at development projects that include entire study programs or larger subject groups.

https://diku.no/programmer/program-for-studentaktiv-laering

3. Diku - Program for 'økt arbeidsrelevans i høyere utdanning' - Deadline 2021-09-24

Universities and colleges can apply for up to 5 million kroner (3 years) for projects that will increased work relevance in the educations, strengthens student learning and meets the needs of working life.

https://diku.no/programmer/oekt-arbeidsrelevans-i-hoeyere-utdanning

October - 2021

1. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) - Deadline 15.09.2021 (extended to 2021-10-12)

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. 

November - 2021

1. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Doctoral Networks (MSCA-DN)  - Deadline 2021-11-16 (call in 2021 is not open yet)

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.

Open-ended

1. 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. https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/call-for-proposals/2019/personal-overs...

2. 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. https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/call-for-proposals/2019/funding-for-re...

3. 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. https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/call-for-proposals/2020/funding-for-re...

4. Communication and Dissemination of Climate Research

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

5. Support for events

This funding is intended to better equip applicants to organise conferences, workshops and seminars. https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/call-for-proposals/2019/support-for-ev...

6. Svalbard Strategic Grant

Svalbard Strategic Grant supports activities which increase cooperation between research localities in Svalbard, further put Svalbard research into a larger pan-Arctic perspective and projects that aim to stimulate sustainable cooperation with Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS). One can also apply for workshops or meetings to be held back-to-back to the Svalbard Science Conference in November 2021 and/or the initiation of pilot studies, planning of larger projects or projects that stimulate open sharing of data.

  • Funding scale: NOK 50 000-500 000
  • Relevant thematic areas: Climate and polar research
  • Application deadline: open-ended (due to Covid-19 situation)
  • Link to the call text: click here

7. 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

Closed calls in 2021

January - 2021

1. Åsgard 2021 - Deadline 2020-12-15 (was extended to 2021-01-15)

The Åsgård exchange program is open to researchers, professionals between academia and business, and administrative staff at research environments. https://www.france.no/no/if/norge-oslo/vitenskap/samarbeidsprogrammer-vitenskap/asgard-programmet/

  • Åsgård research is aimed at Norwegian researchers who want to go on a week-long stay in France to meet French research partners, visit research centers or companies and get information about funding schemes.
  • Åsgard innovation is aimed at professionals in interface structures between academic and industrial actors. It focuses more specifically on facilitating collaboration regarding innovation and technology transfer.
  • Åsgard staff is aimed at administrative staff at universities and research environments as well as research funding agencies. The program aims to exchange good practices, but also to establish new partnerships.

2. UiB - PhD positions within the strategic reseaerch area of Marine Research i 2021 - Deadline 2021-01-20

See email from research advisor on 23.11.2020.

3. Erasmus + Mobility Grant - Deadline 2021-01-20 (two calls per year and the next deadline is 2021-08-20)

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

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

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

February - 2021 

1. UTFORSK - Deadline 2021-02-01

UTFORSK program supports the establishment of longterm cooperation between Norway and Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, China, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the United States. 

Support can be applied for projects such as: 

  • Develops and implements joint educational activities
  • Increases student mobility, including internship mobility 
  • Contributes to integration between education and research
  • Strengthens cooperation with working life

Read more about the call: https://diku.no/programmer/utforsk

2. NFR researcher project - Deadline 2021-02-10, 13:00 CET

3. NFR Knowledge-building Project for Industry - Deadline 2021-02-17, 13.00 CEST

This is a joint call for proposals in which multiple Research Council programmes are participating. Read more details here.

4. NFR Collaborative Project to meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges - Deadline 2021-02-17, 13.00 CEST

This is a joint call for proposals in which multiple Research Council programmes are participating. Read more details here.

March - 2021 

1. Stage 2 - PhD positions within the strategic reseaerch area of Climate and energy transition (invited only) - deadline 2021-03-01 12:00 CET

2. UiB PhD positions within the strategic reseaerch area of Global Challenges - Deadline 2021-03-10 

See email from research coordinator on 21.02.2021.

3. Student Entrepreneurship (STUD-ENT) - Deadline 2021-03-17, 13:00 CET

STUD-ENT is aimed at students with business ideas they have developed through their studies. The students' intention is to start a business and with this as a starting point, they contact the educational institution, develop a project team and write the application.

The business idea belongs to the students. The educational institution supports the project, and the cooperation is intended to strengthen the entrepreneurship culture at the educational institution.

More information about the call can be found here.

4. Support for event at 'Forskningsdagene 2021' - Deadline 2021-03-17 12:00 CET

Do you want to get financial support for your events at 'Forskningsdagene' in 2021. Read more here.

  • Funding scale: Maks 50.000 per arrangement
  • Project duration: Arrangements during September 22 - October 3
  • Application form: Click here
  • Budget: Excel file should be sent to forskningsdagene@forskningsradet.no and marked with the name of your affiliation and "Arrangementsstøtte 2021".

5. Humanities: seed money to establish cross-faculty research collaboration - Deadline 2021-03-20

The present UiB call for proposals for seed money aims to establish cross-faculty collaboration with a pivotal humanistic perspective. The seed money shall be used to prepare a project application for funding by the Research Council of Norway and/or EU funding. Read more here.

April - 2021

1. DKNVS research funding - Deadline 2021-04-06

DKNVS fundation earmarked kr 300 000 for research support and kr 150 000 as scholoarship for students and young researchers (under 30 year's old).

2. ERC Starting Grant - Deadline 2021-04-08

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).

3. ERC Consolidator Grant - Deadline 2021-04-20

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.

4. UiB - PhD positions within the strategic reseaerch area of energy transition i 2021 - Deadline 2021-04-27

See email from GEO's research advisor on 29.03.2021.

May - 2021

1. UiB Professor II positions in Nansen-initiativet - Deadline 2021-05-10

See email from GEO's research advisor on May 3, 2021.

2. Chinese-Norwegian Collaboration Projects within Climate Systems - Deadline 2021-05-12 13:00 CEST

The Research Council has opened a call for co-operation with China. The call aims to contribute to improved climate predictions through better understanding of processes and interactions between components of the climate system, and through development of models and methods. Of particular interest is the polar climate and its interaction with the global system.

3. UiB Momentum – Career Development Program for Young Researchers - Deadline 2021-05-21 17:00 CEST

Momentum is UiB’s flagship development programme for early career researchers (below 40 years of age, or no longer than 5 years since you have been awarded the PhD degree, with deduction for legal leaves of absence) who wish to pursue an academic career at a university. The program consists of 4 two-day seminars, planned to run between September-April each year. Topics of the program, application process and information of previously delegates can be found here.

4. UiB PhD positions within the strategic reseaerch area of Renewable Energy and Data Science - Deadline 2021-05-25 

See email from GEO's research advisor on May 7, 2021.

5. Diku fleksible utdanningstilbud - Deadline 2021-04-29 (extended to 2021-05-27)

Kompetanse Norge and Diku announce NOK 139 million to scale up existing flexible educational offerings at all levels of education. The offer shall be especially adapted to newly graduated, young people without much work experience who are completely or partially out of working life, and unemployed and laid off.

https://diku.no/programmer/tilskudd-til-fleksible-utdanningstilbud