SapienCE is funded by the Research Council of Norway's CoE scheme.
SapienCE was established in 2017 by the Research Council of Norway in collaboration with the University of Bergen. Other collaborators include University of the Witwatersrand, Uni Research and Royal Holloway.
SapienCE is part of the Research Council of Norway's Centres of Excellence (CoE) scheme. The scheme organizes the activities of Norway’s foremost scientific circles in centres to achieve ambitious scientific objectives through collaboration and long-term basic funding.