Application Deadlines

Here you will find this weeks application deadlines:
Current research funding announcements/deadlines (external) 

1. Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet NFR):
a) Call is open! SFF IV Call for proposals for new Centres of Excellence (SFF) with start-up in 2017. The financial framework for this call is NOK 150 million per year. The Research Council anticipates funding of 9 to 12 new centres. NEW For help from FA check out their webpage
Deadline: 25 November 2015

b) NEW FORNY2020 – lokale prosjektmidler for 2016 og 2017
Call for local project funds to finance verification projects. The funds will be used to bring research results and ideas towards the market.
Deadline: 25 November 2015

2. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has an open call for applications of innovative global health and development solutions and Vaccine Manufacturing.
a) Grand Challenges Explorations

b) New Interventions for Global Health: Vaccine Manufacturing.
Deadline: 5 November 2015

3. Horizon 2020 – several Calls

 Selected H2020 deadlines 2015:
European Research Council (ERC) Frontier research grants

Starting Grant: for young Principal Investigators to develop independent careers and make the transition from working under a supervisor to being independent researchers in their own right. Deadline: 17 November 2015

Call is open! Consolidator Grant: are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme.
Deadline: 2 February 2016.

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.

NEW Innovative Training Networks (ITN): International doctoral training networks with inter-sectoral mobility.
Deadline: 12 January 2016

Societal Challenges (SC):
Collaborative breakthrough research and radical innovation

NEW SC1-2016 Personalised medicine, single stage
The headline goal of the programme ‘Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’ is better health for all. Its main policy objectives are to improve health and wellbeing outcomes, to promote healthy and active ageing, to promote market growth, job creation, and the EU as a global leader in the health area.

 SC1-PM-18-2016:Big Data supporting Public Health policies
Deadline: 16 February 2016

For more topics and infomation please check here.

RCN organizes a Health Day 4 November at the Haukeland University Hospital (Aud. B301). Participants that have ideas to contributions in EU projects are invited to fill in the Project Outline (PDF-49.4 KB) form, and send it to within November 1. Registration is open!

Horizon 2020 – Complementary Calls

a)IMI 2 (Innovative Medicines Initiative 2) – Call 6 for proposals in now open and covers the following topics:

  • Development of Quantitative System Toxicology (QST) approaches to improve the understanding of the safety of new medicines
  • Establishing impact of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, resultant disease and public health approach to reducing the consequences

There are also 2 topics called for under the ‘Big Data for Better Outcomes programme:

  • Real World Outcomes across the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Spectrums (ROADS) to Better Care
  • Development  of an outcomes-focused platform to empower policy makers and clinicians to optimise care for patients with haematologic malignancies.
    Deadline: 12 January 2015

NEW b) COST Action: open Call – funding for research networks. Proposals should reflect the main characteristics of COST Actions, namely providing for knowledge sharing, creation and application, being open and output-oriented while aiming at strengthening the scientific and technological basis of the proposed topic(s).
Deadline: 9 February 2015

Read more (information and routines for application):

4. UiB
PES (Project establishment support) and POS (posisjoneringsmidler) for Horizon2020 applicants (Norges Forskningsråd/UiB): open-ended during Horizon2020 Call period.

 5. EEA/Norway Grants
a) Slovenia Scholarship: Call for Mobility Projects and Inter-institutional Cooperation Projects Deadline: 1 December 2015

b) Bulgaria Scholarship: Fifth Call Mobility Projects in Higher Education
Deadline: 23 December 2015

6. Mills Vita Hjertego

Mills announces the second call for applications of the “Vita hjertego'” fund for research and prevention of heart diseases. Research on heart friendly diets will be prioritized.
Deadline: 17 November 2015

Fellowships and personal grants

1. EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Fellowships
Research on the molecular mechanisms of life at all levels.
Short-term (postdocs and advanced PhD students) fellowships fund research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in the world. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant’s laboratory.
Deadline: throughout the year. 

2. PhD fellowships in Hon Kong. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s institutions.
Deadline: 1 December 2015

3. IBSA Foundation Fellowships Call 2015: offers fellowships of 24’000 Euros to under 35 years of age researchers, PhD students and MDs in 5 research fields: both basic and clinic endocrinology, fertility, dermathology, reumathology, pain medicine.
Deadline: 31 December 2015


  1. NevroNor conference 2015. 17 November, Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport, Oslo
  2. Healthcare Brokerage Event MEDICA 2015, 17-19 November, Düsseldorf.
  3. Seminar: KLINISK FORSKNING – til det beste for pasienter og samfunnet. 24 november, Oslo (RCN).
  4. NEW International Training for Horizon 2020 Applicants in Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing. 25 November, 2015, London (Fit for Health 2.0)
  5. NEW Conference: Forskning på psykisk helse og rus – muligheter og utfordringer. 1-3 Februar 2016, Oslo
  6. NEW Conference: 8th European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology (ECCN). April 7 – 9, 2016, Munich

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