Research funding

On this page you will find a brief overview of different financial arrangements for research projects.


The Research Council of Norway

Trond Mohn Foundation​


EU Horizon calls for 2020​

First pillar Excellent Science

European Research Council
Future and Emerging Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions​
Research Infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures

Second pillar Industrial Leadership

Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies
Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies
Access to risk finance
Innovation in SMEs

Third pillar Societal Challenges

    • SC1 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing
    • SC2 Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy
    • SC3 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
    • SC4 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
    • SC5 Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
    • SC6 Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
    • SC7 Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens
Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation
Science with and for Society
European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot
Focus areas

EEA grants​

The EEA and Norway Grants have their basis in the EEA Agreement. Under this agreement, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are part of the European internal market. The agreement sets out the common goal of working together to reduce social and economic disparities in Europe and strengthening cooperation between European countries. For this purpose, we have established the EEA and Norway Grants.

Belmont forum

Established in 2009, the Belmont Forum is a partnership of funding organizations, international science councils, and regional consortia committed to the advancement of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary science. Forum operations are guided by the Belmont Challenge, a vision document that encourages:

International transdisciplinary research providing knowledge for understanding, mitigating and adapting to global environmental change. Forum members and partner organizations work collaboratively to meet this challenge by issuing international calls for proposals, committing to best practices for open data access, and providing transdisciplinary training. 

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)​​​

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility between countries within, beyond or to Europe.​​​​​​



Open access publishing

The university has an open access fund. The funds cover publishing expenses in open access journals. 

Contact information

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