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.

EU and Horizon Europe

EU and Horizon Europe

  1. Horizon Europe

    Horizon Europe, the EU’s ninth framework programme for research and innovation, was launched on 1 January 2021 with a total proposed budget of EUR 95.5 billion. Norwegian actors can apply for funding on equal footing with enterprises, public sector bodies and research institutions in EU member states.

    For more information about Horizon Europe, see the Research Council's website (

  2. European Research Councils (ERC)

    The European Research Councils (ERC) mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

    For more information on the ERC's calls see their website. (

  3. EEA and Norway Grants

    The EEA research programs cover research activity in both Norway and the partner country. Through the EEA funds, Norway contributes to social and economic equalization in the European Economic Area. The research programs follow guidelines that are close to the EU's Horizon framework program and are intended to strengthen the participants' competence in the framework program.

    The EEA funds at the Research Council (forskningrå

    The EEA funds at Innovation Norway (

    The EEA funds at the Norwegian Directorate of Health ( In Norwegian only

    The EEA funds at the Arts Council Norway ( In Norwegian only

    The EEA funds at DIKU (

  4. Erasmus+

    Erasmus + is the world's largest education program. It covers the entire educational process and contributes to increased quality in Norwegian education.

    Read more about Erasmus +'s project announcements.


  5. Interreg

    Interreg is the EU's program to promote social and economic integration across national borders through regional cooperation. The Interreg programs provide financial support for collaborative projects within the programs' geography and focus areas. Both public enterprises and organizations, such as municipalities and county municipalities, universities and colleges, research institutions, business and industry organizations, industry organizations and state authorities can apply.

    The calls can be found on Interreg's website ( In norwegian only. 

  6. Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF)

    The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility. 

    Read more about Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF).