Research funding

Research funding

Many research and innovation activities require additional funding. This can be covered by internal or external financing. Always contact your local research support if you plan to apply for internal or external funding.

Other national sources of funding

Other national sources of funding

  1. Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is an independent foundation that furthers excellent, fundamental, curiosity-driven research.

    Read more about their calls on their website (cas.oslo.no)

  2. Doffin

    Doffin (doffin.no) is the national procurement database for public procurement.

  3. Fritt ord

    Fritt Ord distributes support to projects that help promote freedom of expression, public debate, art and culture. The measures that are supported must benefit the public and be publicly available.

    For more information about calls see their website (frittord.no)

  4. Innovation Norway

    Innovation Norway (innovasjonnorge.no) will contribute to innovation in business, sustainable growth and exports for competitive Norwegian companies, and development in the districts.

  5. Arts Council Norway

    Arts Council Norway (kulturradet.no) provides grants for art and culture throughout the country, is a driving force for new art and culture projects, conducts development work and is an advisor to the state on cultural issues.

  6. Norges bank

    The purpose of the research at Norges Bank is to help strengthen the analytical basis on which the bank's decisions are based. The research activity is aimed at monetary policy and financial stability, and shall be rooted in the international and Norwegian research environment.

    Financing at Norges bank (norges-bank.no)

    The calls are in Norwegian only. 

  7. Olav Thon Foundation

    The Olav Thon Foundation (olavthonstiftelsen.no) distributes funds to non-profit purposes. The largest allocations of the money go to research and outstanding teaching in the mathematical-scientific and medical disciplines.

  8. The Savings Bank Foundation DNB

    The Savings Bank Foundation DNB support (sparebankstiftelsen.no) projects supporting children and young people nationally and in Norway’s local communities.

  9. The Dam Foundation

    The Dam Foundation (dam.no) is one of Norway's largest foundations and provides money for health and research projects that will provide better health through participation, activity and mastery for people in Norway.

    Their calls are in Norwegian.

  10. Kavlifondet

    The Kavli Foundation is the sole owner of the Kavli Group, with Kavli and Q-Meieriene in Norway. They distribute all the profits to good causes, and they have done so ever since 1962.

    In the period 2017-2025, the Kavli Foundation will distribute a total of NOK 135 million for research in children's and young people's mental health. The funds are distributed through a separate announcement process run by the Kavli Foundation's program for health research. (kavlifondet.no)

    In addition, the Kavli Fund finds the projects they support through outreach activities. The administration of the Kavli Fund identifies projects within their three core areas. If the project meets the eligibility criteria, it will be invited to submit an application. The exception is our research program for children and young people's mental health. There they announce the funds.

    Read more about the Kavli Foundation on their website (kvalifondet.no)

     

  11. Kommunesektorens interesseorganisasjon (KS)

    KS is the municipal sector's interest organization, development partner and the country's largest public employer organization. All municipalities and county municipalities are members. KS works for an efficient and independent municipal sector that meets the needs of the inhabitants.

    Research and development work will provide the municipal sector with expert support in meetings with the state, the Storting, the social partners and other social actors. The goal is to provide good tools and increased knowledge for the members.

    Read more about their calls on their website (ks.no). The calls are in Norwegian only. 

  12. Norwegian Competition Authority

    Research on competition economics and competition law issues strengthens the knowledge base for competition policy. This will in turn help to promote competition for the benefit of consumers and business.

    Read more about their announcements on their website (kontransetilsynet.no). The calls are in Norwegian only.

     

  13. Norwegian Cancer Society

    The Norwegian Cancer Society funds a significant proportion of cancer research in Norway. They support research that benefits patients and relatives, both today and in the future.

    Read more about their announcements on their website (kreftforeningen.no). The calls are in Norwegian only. 

  14. The Norwegian Media Authority

    The Norwegian Media Authority is the state's supervisory and administrative body in the media area, and shall contribute to implementing the state's media policy goals.

    Support for media research (Medienilsynet.no). The calls are in Norwegian only.

    The Norwegian Media Authority shall allocate funds for media research with special emphasis on research across the media, and on topics related to editorial, financial and technical matters.

    Innovation and development grants (Medienilsynet.no). The calls are in Norwegian only.

    The goal of the innovation support is to strengthen the Norwegian media diversity and the enlightened public discourse by stimulating editorial, content-oriented innovation and development in news and current affairs media.

  15. NAV

    NAV funds trials, evaluations and research in the field of work and welfare. In addition to commissioning research, they also announce support for researcher-initiated projects within their thematic focus areas. The purpose is to promote knowledge-based practice and policy development.

    Read more about their calls on their website (nav.no). The calls are in Norwegian only.

     

  16. The Norwegian Women's Public Health Association

    The Norwegian Women's Public Health Association supports projects within the themes of women's health and children and young people. On these pages you can read more about our application schemes and research areas as well as search for projects in the Project Library.

    Read more about their calls on their website (sanitetskvinnene.no). The calls are in Norwegian only

     

  17. Regional Research Fund

    The regional research funds (RFF) have an overall goal of mobilizing for research efforts that contribute to increased innovation in business and the public sector. This is to be achieved through:

    • closer cooperation between R&D institutions and business / public sector
    • to contribute to increased international competitiveness in R&D institutions
    • to stimulate increased national and international cooperation within the region's priority areas

    Read more about RFF Oslo's calls on their website (regionalforskningsfond.no)

    Read more about RFF Viken's calls on their website (regionalforskningsfond.no). RFF Viken's calls are in Norwegian only. 

     

  18. Innovation program Oslo 2022

    Through the Oslo Innovation Program, funds are allocated to projects that contribute to solving the most important business policy challenges for Oslo.

    Read more about their calls on their website (oslo.kommune.no). The calls are in Norwegian only. 

     

  19. Grants for business development and innovation, research, skills development Viken

    Through Viken's various support schemes, you can apply for grants for business development and innovation, research, skills development, tourism and agriculture.

    Read more about their calls on their website (viken.no)

  20. Norwegian Artistic Research Programme

    The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (NARP) has national responsibility for promoting and stimulating artistic research in Norway. The programme supports projects which contributes to promote reflection and insight based on artistic practice. 

    Read more about their calls on their website (diku.no)

  21. The Norwegian Savings Banks Association

    Every year, the savings banks and savings bank foundations distribute several billion kroner to non-profit purposes. The savings bank industry's total gift distributions make the industry one of Norway's largest private contributors to volunteering, sports and culture.

    Read more about their allocations on their website (sparebankforeningen.no). In Norwegian only.

     

  22. The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation

    The foundation's purpose is to contribute to the promotion of academia, research, art (including performing arts), medical and social measures, as well as measures that promote social development and preserve the environment.

    Read more about their calls on their website (stiftkgj.no)

     

  23. Trond Mohn Foundation

    The Trond Mohn Foundation supports research. Norwegian universities and university hospitals can receive funding from the foundation. Applications from other institutions, organizations or individuals are not considered. The foundation invites universities and university hospitals to apply, either through an announcement or by direct invitation.

    Read more about their calls on their website (mohnfoundation.no)

     

  24. VISTA

    VISTA is a collaboration between Equinor and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. VISTA's overall vision is to stimulate basic research in the natural sciences as it relates to the utilization and management of the nation's petroleum resources. Furthermore VISTA aims to be an arena for strategic discussion between Norwegian basic research communities, industry and society. VISTA aims to stimulate and promote research of high quality, with special emphasis on developing young researchers.

    Read more about their calls on their website (vista.no)