Application Deadlines

Here you will find this weeks application deadlines:

Current research funding announcements/deadlines (external)1. Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet NFR):
a) BEDREHELSE: Intervention research, effect and implementation of health promotion and preventive measures. Research has to be cross-sectoral and requires close collaboration with partners who decide and implement measures: public sector, private sector, NGOs and other partners locally, nationally and internationally.
Deadline: 20 April 2016

b) BEHANDLING: Topic rehabilitation defined as limited in time, planned processes with clear targets and measures, where several participants are working together to provide the necessary assistance to the patient and the user’s own efforts to achieve the best possible functioning and coping ability, independence and participation socially and in society.
Deadline: 20 April 2016

c) BIONÆR and BEDREHELSE joint call: 800.000 NOK to build networks on food and health relation. The support will initially go to networking events, and it is expected that the networks include both international and national networks and R & D activities. Appropriate network areas will for example be aimed at developing products for a healthier diet and / or products in better compliance with the national dietary recommendations.
Deadline: 20 April 2016

d) FORNY2020 Proof-of-Concept call: promotes innovation based on research results. The programme facilitates the commercialisation of results from projects conducted at publicly-funded research institutions and helps to bring the products and services to the market. BTO will coordinate the application process, project management and business development. In the last years, 30 – 50 % of our applications have been successful.
Deadline: 20 April 2016

e) INNO INDIGO: Innovation-driven Initiative for the Development and Integration of Indian and European Research. Call for chronic non-communicable diseases.
Deadline: 30 April 2016

2. ExtraStiftelsen
Issues related to health services in the municipalities and the interaction between various players in the health sector, including user involvement, will be given priority in the application process. It can also be applied for clinical research related to development of new treatments and services.
Deadline: 1 June 2016

3. Horizon 2020 – several Calls

 Selected H2020 deadlines 2016:
European Research Council (ERC) Frontier research grants
Pre-Announcement Advanced Grants: are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements.
Deadline: 1 September 2016.

A course for ERC Advanced Grants at UiB: External consultants from Beacontech in Tel Aviv, Israel, who have a very good track record of success with ERC will held the course. As a special service you can book individual sessions with the consultants after lunch to discuss and shape your idea and get feedback on your CV and track record presentation. Date: 9 June, UiB Bergen

Please register using a form to help FA plan the day accordingly.

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.
Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE): supports cooperation between academic and non-academic organisations within Europe and worldwide by funding short-term exchanges for staff (secondments).
Deadline: 28 April 2016

Pre-Announcement Individual Fellowships (IF): aims to help experienced researchers to advance their careers and gain new skills through advanced training, international mobility, and optional intersectoral secondments. The host organization can  be universities and research institutes in addition to a company or other non-academic sector organizations.
Deadline: 14 September 2016

Societal Challenges (SC): Collaborative breakthrough research and radical innovation
SC1-2016 Health, demographic change and wellbeing: 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.

Deadline: 13 April 2016
For more topics and infomation please check here.

Horizon 2020 – Complementary Calls
a) 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: 25 April 2016

b) AAL (Active and assisted living) announces the challenge for the AAL 2016 Call for proposals of the AAL Programme:“Living well with dementia. The contribution of ICT to integrated solutions for enabling the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their communities”.
Deadline: 26 May 2016

c) The EU Third Health Programme funds projects promoting health and preventing disease in Europe. 2016 Call for proposals – Topics:
PJ-01-2016: Migrants’ health: Best practices in care provision for vulnerable migrants and refugees
PJ-02-2016: Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking
PJ-03-2016: Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practises to on measures to prevent illicit drug use in line with the minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction
PJ-04-2016: Support to Member States and stakeholders to address the chronic disease challenge
PJ-05-2016: Donor selection and protection
Deadline: 2 June 2016

Read more (information and routines for application):

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

6. The Novo Nordisk Foundation
Exploratory pre-seed grants: seek to support application-oriented research and to test new ideas that may lead to the development of new medical treatments, disease prevention, devices and diagnostic methods as well as new industrial biotechnology in the life science area.
Deadline: 5 April 2016

7. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges Explorations
The Foundation aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. Topics in open call:

Deadline: 11 May

8. EEA/Norway Grants
Estonia – Public health initiatives: call for bilateral funds.
Deadline: 1 November 2016

9. Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons’s research
Research within three different programmes will be funded:

 Deadline: for pre-proposals 18 May 2016

10. Civitan Norges Forskningsfond
Civitan Norges Forskningsfond for Alzheimers sykdom” has an open call for applications. Up to 200 000 NOK are available for one or more research projects.
Deadline: 1 May 2016

Funding for cooperation in higher education

Be_a_DOC Brazil-Europe Doctoral and Research Programme
European students from the CG who wish to perform a study mobility period integrated in their PhD, in a GCUB University or European researchers from the CG who wish to perform a research mobility period, in a GCUB University.
Deadline: 8 April 2016

Scholarships for the development of new research projects
UiB Global offers three scholarships for the development of research applications. The scholarships, each with the duration of one month, will be granted for the development of research-applications addressing global challenges facing society — one of the three priority areas for research at the University of Bergen. The research field of “Global challenges” encompasses a range of topics such as poverty, sustainable development, climate, human rights, international health, migration, resource sustainability, water, and society. Researchers from all disciplines are welcome to apply.  The scholarships shall be used for the development of new research projects to be located at UiB. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a scholarship equivalent to one month’s salary at salary grade 57 and an office at UiB Global at Jekteviksbakken 31 during the scholarship period. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree or provide documentation that they are in the closing phase of their doctoral dissertation. The scholarship is flexible, but it should be used before the end of 2016. The letter of application must include a brief description of the planned project, a plan for the development of the application, and details about the call to which the application is answering. The applications will be evaluated by May 1, and the three recipients may start immediately. The following documents must be sent by e-mail to the administrative coordinator at UiB Global, Kristin Svartveit:

  • Letter of application (max one A4 page)
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation from a researcher with a permanent position in the applicant’s research milieu at UiB

More information about UiB Global
Deadline: 22 April 2016

Eurasiaprogrammet – prosjektetableringsstøtte
Eurasiaprogrammet støttar prosjektsamarbeid mellom institusjonar i Noreg og Armenia, Aserbajdsjan, Georgia, Kasakhstan, Kirgisistan, Kviterussland, Moldova, Tadsjikistan og Ukraina. Til projektetableringsstøtte er det lyst ut totalt NOK 1 000 000. Kvart prosjekt kan søkje om opptil NOK 100 000.
Deadline: 22 April 2016

SPIRE proposals
University of Bergen´s Strategic Programme for International Research and Education (SPIRE) in 2016. This call is open to individual academic members of staff from all faculties, departments and centres within the University of Bergen. Multilateral projects that partner with more than one institution are particularly welcomed.
Deadline: 29 April 2016

Program for forskning og innovasjon i utdanningssektoren (2014-2023) (FINNUT)
FINNUT skal utvikle kunnskap av høy kvalitet og relevans for politikkutforming, forvaltning, praksisfelt og den enkelte, bidra til fornyelse av forskningsfeltet og medvirke til innovasjon i utdanningssektoren.
Deadline Innovation projects in the education sector: 20 April 2016 (13.00)
Deadline other projects: Continuing

Nordic-Russian cooperation
Promotes multifaceted contacts in the fields of education and research, in the interest of sustainable social and economic development in the Nordic countries and Russia.
Deadline: 2 May 2016 (15.00)

Aims to contribute to durable relations with strong scientific environments in prioritized countries outside of the EU. Projects must extend beyond collaborations between individual researchers and PhD candidates. Information meeting 7 April 2016 (Bergen)
Deadline: 25 May 2016

The main objective of the UTFORSK Partnership Programme is to promote cooperation on higher education with Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa. Information meeting 7 April 2016 (Bergen)
Deadline: 31 May 2016

The programme supports collaborations between HEIs in Brazil and Norway. Information meeting 7 April 2016 (Bergen)
Deadline: 31 May 2016

Partnership Programme with North America
The programme supports scientific collaborations and aims to establish durable and scientifically founded collaborations with Canada and the USA. Main partner in Norway and in Canada and/or the USA must be HEI with accredited education programmes. At least 50 % of the grands will be awarded to projects that include network partners from the employment and business sector. Information meeting 7 April 2016 (Bergen)
Deadline: 31 May 2016

Intra-African Academic Mobility Scheme 2016
The programme’s specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. The proposed partnership must include between four and six African higher education institutions as partners (including the main applicant) and one technical partner from the EU holding the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
Deadline: 15 June 2016 (12:00 CET)

Fellowships and Personal Grants

 1. EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Fellowships
Research on the molecular mechanisms of life at all levels.
Deadline: throughout the year.

2. ERS/EMBO joint short-term fellowship: for clinicians with a fellowship project in respiratory science/health and molecular biology.
Deadline: 15 April


  1. Conference: 8th European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology (ECCN). April 7 – 9, 2016, Munich
  2. 2nd Symposium of the Bridging Nordic Imaging Network and the 1st Cellular Imaging workshop, 14-15 April 2016 Gothenburg, Sweden
  3. Event: Nordic-French H2020 workshop on Rare Diseases. The objective is to generate more H2020 applications targeting these calls. Oslo, 12 – 13 May, 2016
  4. Personalised Medicine Conference 2016, 1-2 June Brussels
  5. eHealth Week 2016: This year’s educational programme will focus on three main themes: Empowering People, Trust & Standards and Innovation & Transition, 8-10 June, Amsterdam
  6. Conference on seafood and health, 14-15 September, Bergen.
  7. Life Sciences Baltics Forum from world-class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts from all around the world. Meet Nobel prize winners, 800 key sector players and decision makers from more than 30 countries. Vilnius, 14-15 September 2016

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