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CURRENT RESEARCH FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS/DEADLINES (EXTERNAL)
Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet NFR)
New GLOBVAC Funding is available for Researcher projects within all thematic areas of the GLOBVAC work programme. Research that sheds light on new questions and challenges related to the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals is encouraged.
Deadline: 14 February 2018
FRIMEDBIO The funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) comprises a national competitive arena for research funding for projects in all fields and disciplines. There will be funding for Researcher Projects, Young Research Talents, FRIPRO Mobility Grants and Support for Event.
Deadline: 25 April 2018
New Pre-announcement BEDREHELSE Until 150 million kroner to environmental support for research towards better public health.
Deadline: 25 April 2018
Horizon 2020 – several Calls | Selected H2020 deadlines 2017
European Research Council (ERC) Frontier research grants
Synergy Grant ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable minimum two to maximum four Principal Investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems.
Deadline: 14 November 2017.
The aim of this grant is to give the most prominent junior researchers the opportunity to consolidate their research, and to expand and broaden their research activities.
Deadline: 15 February 2018.
Marie Sklodovska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Excellent and innovative research training plus attractive career and knowledge-exchange opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility, no thematic priorities.
The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.
Deadline: 17. January 2018.
Societal Challenges (SC): Collaborative breakthrough research and radical innovation
1 stage topics are open! Selected deadlines calls:
SC1-2018-2020: Health, demographic change and wellbeing
Call: Digital transformation in health and care
SC1-DTH-03-2018: Adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageing
SC1-DTH-10-2019-2020: Digital health and care services (Two-stage)
SC1-HCC-03-2018: Support to further development of international cooperation in digital transformation of health and care
Call: Better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems
SC1-BHC-02-2019: Systems approaches for the discovery of combinatorial therapies for complex disorders (Two-stage)
SC1-BHC-03-2018: Exploiting research outcomes and application potential of the human microbiome for personalised prediction, prevention and treatment of disease
SC1-BHC-05-2018: International flagship collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalised medicine approaches
SC1-BHC-09-2018: Innovation platforms for advanced therapies of the future
SC1-BHC-14-2019: Stratified host-directed approaches to improve prevention, treatment and/or cure of infectious diseases (Two-stage)
SC1-BHC-15-2018: New anti-infective agents for prevention and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases (NID) (Two-stage)
SC1-BHC-16-2018: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) – Scaling-up of evidence-based health interventions at population level for the prevention and management of hypertension and/or diabetes
SC1-BHC-21-2018: Research on HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and/or hepatitis C (HCV) in patients with mono-, co-infections and/or comorbidities in the context of fostering collaboration with the Russian Federation
SC1-BHC-23-2018: Novel patient-centred approaches for survivorship, palliation and/or end-of-life care
SC1-BHC-26-2018: HTA research to support evidence-based healthcare
SC1-BHC-27-2018: New testing and screening methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals
SC1-HCO-04-2018: ERA-NET to support the Joint Programming in Neurodegenerative Diseases strategic plan (JPND)
Deadline: 18 April 2018. Deadline for pre-projects in two-stage proposals: 2 October 2018.
Spreading excellence and widening participation through engaging organisations of those countries which could commit more towards the EU research and innovation effort.
Twinning WIDESPREAD-05-2017: The specific challenge is to address networking gaps and deficiencies between the research institutions of the Widening countries and internationally-leading counterparts at EU level. CSA Coordination and support action.
Deadline: 15 November 2017.
Horizon 2020 – Complementary Calls
COST Action: COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) brings together European researchers, engineers and scholars from different COST countries to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all science and technology fields through trans-European cooperation. COST does not fund research itself, but provides exciting opportunities for cooperation and networking on an European Level.
New Pre-announcement: Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – Future topics
- Assessment of the uniqueness of diabetic cardiomyopathy relative to other forms of heart failure using unbiased pheno-mapping approaches
- Genome-environment interactions in inflammatory skin disease
- The value of diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance by optimising antibiotic use
- Mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration
- Support and coordination action for the projects of the neurodegeneration area of the innovative medicines initiative
- A sustainable European induced pluripotent stem cell platform
- Linking digital assessment of mobility to clinical endpoints to drive regulatory acceptance and clinical practice
- Human tumour microenvironment immunoprofiling
- CONCEPTION – continuum of evidence from pregnancy exposures, reproductive toxicology and breastfeeding to improve outcomes now
- Improving the preclinical prediction of adverse effects of pharmaceuticals on the nervous system
- Translational safety biomarker pipeline (TRANSBIOLINE): enabling development and implementation of novel safety biomarkers in clinical trials and diagnosis of disease
- Federated and privacy-preserving machine learning in support of drug discovery
- Pilot programme on a clinical compound bank for repurposing. This programme includes the following topics:
- Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes
- Respiratory diseases
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Rare/orphan diseases
Deadline: The calls are expected to be published sometime in November 2017 and the deadlines are expected around February and March 2018.
Read more (information and routines for application at UiB).
PES and POS (Project establishment support) and POS (posisjoneringsmidler) for Horizon2020 applicants (Norges Forskningsråd/UiB): open-ended during Horizon2020 Call period. Each H2020 coordinator-submitted, and formally approved/eligible proposal, will receive a PES grant without submitting a PES-application. Each submitted and formally approved/eligible partner proposal will receive a minimum of NOK 20,000 without submitting a PES-application.
You can apply for POS support by filling in POS application form (which is given on the above linked page) and sending it to Kristin.Hansen@uib.no.
Other institutions / foundations / grants
INCOBRA call for EU-Brazil Cooperation Networks. The main objective of this call is to foster and strengthen the mutual cooperation of Brazilian and European R&I actors through the support of bilateral networks by providing a grant (€19,500) for the implementation of mutual bilateral visits and workshops.
Deadline: 15 December 2017.
Upcoming call Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) The agreement between UiB and CAS gives researchers with a permanent scientific position an opportunity to apply for their own research group for a one-year stay at the center. They choose their own theme and specialization, and invite researchers from all over the world to participate in the project.
Deadline: January 2018.
Novo Nordisk Foundation: the Excellence projects for young researchers doing excellent research projects within the fields of basic, translational and/or clinical endocrinology or metabolism research. The Foundation will award up to four 5-years projects.
Deadline: 30 January 2018.
EDCTP is launching 11 calls for proposals in 2017 to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals are invited for the following topics:
- Ethics and regulatory capacities
- Career Development Fellowships
- EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
- Senior Fellowships
- Senior Fellowships for co-morbidities between poverty-related diseases (PRDs) and
non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
Deadlines: from 21 November 2017 to 2 February 2018.
Polish-Norwegian Research Programme: the activities funded under this call should aim at planning of joint research undertakings, joint proposals to be submitted under Horizon 2020 and other international R&D funding programmes.
Deadline: 31 December 2017.
Barnekreftforeningen wants to support relevant projects in children oncology where the results of the projects are going to benefit children in Norway. More information here.
Deadline: 1 December 2017
Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen: Through the National Association for Public Health’s Dementia Research Program, it is now possible to apply up to 300,000 NOK to strengthen ongoing research and/or contribute to research networks within dementia.
Deadline: 8 December 2017.
Fellowships and Personal Grants
EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Fellowships
Research on the molecular mechanisms of life at all levels.
Deadline: throughout the year.
Short-term Short-Term Fellowships fund research exchanges of up to three months between laboratories in eligible countries.
Long-term The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world.
INT-BILAT Post-doctoral fellowships in Japan. On behalf of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the Research Council is announcing funding for two post-doctoral research fellowships in Japan in all fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and technology
Deadline: 22 November 2017.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders The goal is to develop a network of highly trained clinician-researchers — the next generation of leaders in Parkinson’s patient-relevant drug development and expert clinical care.
Deadline: 6 December 2017.
Novo Nordisk Foundation: postdoctoral fellowships within endocrinology/metabolism at international elite research environments. The fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out a research project where a minimum of 3 years are dedicated to work at a university, hospital or other research institution abroad, followed by up to 1 year at a university, hospital or other research institution in a Nordic country.
Deadline: 1 February 2017.
New Webinar: IP Management in H2020 – with aspecial focus on MSCA, 10.30-11.45 21 November.
4th Conference of Joint Programme Initiative – Healthy Diet for Healthy Life (JPI HDHL ) , Brussels, 1 December.
New ECNP Neuroscience applied: New Frontiers Meeting 18-19 March 2018, Nic.
FUNDING FOR COOPERATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Research and Innovation in the Educational Sector (FINNUT) (Link in Norwegian)
Announced: 72 million NOK for research project about and for the education sector (final call on 10 October 2017). Funding available for research projects that will contribute to the renewal of education research through international and interdisciplinary research cooperation.
Deadline: 22 November 2017 (13:00).
Announced: 24 million NOK for young research talents about and for the education sector (final call on 10 October 2017). Funding available for young researchers with research projects that can contribute to the renewal and development of education research.
Deadline: 22 November 2017 (13:00).
Melzers project fellowships for students and PhD candidates (Link in Norwegian)
Deadline: 1 December 2017.
DNSZ Seed Money 2018 (Link in Norwegian)
The German-Norwegian Study Centre in Kiel (DNSZ) provides funds within the framework of its Seed Money Budget, in order to support cooperation between German and Norwegian academics in all fields. The present call for proposals applies to projects that are to be realised in the period August 2017 until March 2018.
Deadline: 8 December 2017.
EURASIA Programme (Three-year projects) (Link in Norwegian)
The Eurasia Programme supports project cooperation between institutions in Norway and Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Deadline: 17 November 2016 (15:00)
Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education 2018
This action which aims to support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in the Partner Countries is to be carried out in the context of the priorities identified in the Communications “Increasing the impact of EU Development Policy: an Agenda for Change” and “European Higher Education in the World”.
Advisory body: SIU (Link in Norwegian)
Deadline: 8 February 2018.
E+ Joint Master Degrees (Link in Norwegian)
E+ Joint Master Degrees aims to promote cooperation to increase academic quality and that this in turn will increase attractiveness towards students, primarily from countries outside Europe.
Deadline: 15 February 2017.
Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances
Knowledge Alliances between higher education institutions and enterprises aim to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, employability, knowledge exchange and/or multidisciplinary teaching and learning.
Advisory body: SIU (Link in Norwegian)
Deadline: 28 February 2018.
Scholarship for research stay abroad for PhD candidates and Post Doctors (Link in Norwegian)
The offer for a scholarship for research stays abroad applies to PhD candidates and Post Doctors in projects with full or partial funding for the Research Council for a minimum of 24 months. The research stays abroad may last for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.
Globallink – Scholarships to Canada (Link in Norwegian)
Globalink allows for the Norwegian and Canadian master’s and PhD students can apply for CAD 15.000 to conduct research practice in a business in the partner country.
Nærings-ph.d. (Industrial PhD)
The overall objectives are to increase the recruitment of researchers to Norwegian industry, to boost long-term competence building and increase research efforts in business and industry and to enhance interaction between academia and industry.
Overseas research grants under the Industrial PhD Scheme
Offentlig ph.d. (OFFPHD)
The overall objectives are to increase long-term and relevant capacity building and research in the public sector, increase recruitment of researchers to the public sector and promote greater interaction between academia and the public sector.
Overseas research grants under the Public PhD Scheme (Link in Norwegian)
Funding for companies with employees seeking to pursue a doctoral degree
Funding is available for new candidates under the Industrial Ph.D. scheme, with project start-up in 2016. Grant proposals are not confined to particular thematic areas or industries.
Research and Innovation in the Educational Sector (FINNUT)
FINNUT is a long-term programme for research and innovation in the educational sector. The programme funds research on a wide spectrum from early childhood education and care to higher education and adult learning.
Mobility grants North America in educational research (UTNAM)
The aim of the mobility grant is to contribute to increased cooperation between Norwegian and North American educational researchers through supporting visits to Norway for the purpose of research or dissemination for top North American educational researchers. The scheme will also contribute to the dissemination of results of North American research to Norway and furthermore contribute to competence building in Norwegian research communities. Grants will be awarded for visits of shorter or longer duration.