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For upcoming calls and deadlines, please visit this website or contact the local Research Coordinator.

Horizon Europe 2021-2027

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. Work programmes set out funding opportunities under Horizon Europe. One specific programme under Horizon Europe is implemented through the following: 

The main work programme

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and research infrastructures under Pillar I
  • all clusters under Pillar II
  • European innovation ecosystems under Pillar III
  • the part widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area

Other work programmes cover

  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • European Innovation Council (EIC)

Please check the details below.

Work programme & call documents (2021-2022)

European Commission's info website 

UiB info website (under construction)

Norwegian Research Council

1. Research projects

2. Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project

3. Short-term mobility grants

4. Research Centers

5. Funding for other activities

  • Communication and Dissemination of Climate Research
  • Support for events - conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Arctic Field Grant (AFG): max. NOK 100 000 to cover costs related to fieldwork in Svalbard or on Jan Mayen.The funding only covers direct expenses in connection with field-based data collection for a project and no more than 5% overhead for the institution. The main priority is to support Master students, PhD students and researchers not currently established in Svalbard.

Other external funding agency

  • NORDFORSK: there is no regular call for proposal for research project, but open calls can be found here.
  • The Thond Mohn Foundation privides funds for 4-year research starting grant to assist the University of Bergen in recruiting young national or international candidates with outstanding academic merit and research potential (age limit is 40).
  • NORAD grants funding to organisations within civil society, research, higher education and private sector development that work with partners in poor countries. Open calls can be found here.
  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters provides funds for 1-year curiosity-driven research in Oslo (CAS project) and 2-year research fellowship (Young CAS Fellow). 
  • DIKU - The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education provides funding for education-related activities.
  • The Olav Thon Foundation - provides scientific awards and research support
  • The Belmont Forum: there is no regular call for proposal for research project, but open calls can be found here.
  • The Åsgård exchange program provides mobility grants to researchers, professionals between academia and business, and administrative staff at research environments.  
  • 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 2 academic years, and 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.

University of Bergen

1. PES and POS: support for project estabilishment (PES) and positioning (POS) towards upcoming Horizon Europe applications. 

2. SPIRE provides: 1) seed money to initiate or develop international research collaborations NOT linked to Horizon Europe (max rate pr proposal is 200 000 NOK); 2) Funding to invite guest researchers for 1-3 months (max rate pr month pr proposal is 15 000 NOK). Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation, call text has been changed. 

3. Momentum is UiB’s flagship development programme for early stage researchers - postdocs, forsker or førsteamanuensis – who wish to pursue an academic career at a research university.

4. Erasmus+ Mobility Grant: 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

5. Other funds at UiB: https://www.uib.no/foransatte/123573/fond-og-legater