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.



  1. Norhed

    NORHED - Programme ( is the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development. NORHED aims to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in developing countries to produce higher-quality graduates, more and higher-quality research, and more inclusive higher education.

    Contact person at OsloMet is Anne M. Møgster.

  2. EU International cooperation and development

    The EU is the largest development cooperation donor in the world. We provide funding in many different fields and through different methods depending on the needs and objectives of our partner countries.

    International Partnerships (

  3. EURAXESS Norway

    The Grant Base ( provides information about mobility grants from the Research Council and other actors; who can apply, what can you apply for and how much you can get. The base primarily covers Norway's geographical focus areas for research collaboration.

  4. Canon Foundation in Europe

    The Canon Foundation in Europe is a philanthropic, grant-making institution, active in the promotion of international culture and scientific relations between Europe and Japan. Canon Foundation Research Fellowships are open to Europeans and Japanese citizens. Europeans must want to do research in Japan and Japanese must want to do research in Europe. 

    For more information go to their  website. (

  5. Matsumae International Foundation

    The goal of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is to provide overseas researchers who possess excellent academic ability, regardless of race, sex, religion, or ideology, with opportunities to carry out research activities in Japan, thereby contributing to academic development in Japan as well as international friendship and goodwill.

    For more information see their website. (

  6. The Kavli Foundation

    The Kavli Foundation was established by Fred Kavli in 2000 with a mission to promote science for the benefit of humanity. The main measure to achieve this is by funding basic research in astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics.

    For more information see their website. (

  7. Wellcome trust

    Wellcome supports science to solve the urgent health challenges that everyone faces. They support discovery research on life, health and well-being, and we take on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, infectious diseases and climate.

    Read more about the calls on their website (