Application Deadlines

Here you will find this weeks application deadlines:

Current research funding announcements/deadlines (external)

 1. Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet NFR):
a) FRIPRO funds bottom-up, basic research with bold hypotheses.
FRIMEDBIO NOK 383 million in funding for independent projects – Medicine, Health Sciences and Biology. 3 types of research application: Research Project, Young Research Talents, FRIPRO mobility grant.
Deadline: 25 May 2015

b) BEHANDLING NOK 5 million for pre-projects on diagnostics and treatment. The pre-project must lay the foundation for the preparation of a Researcher Project in the area of diagnostics and treatment research that includes the municipal health and care services
Deadline: 25 May 2016

c) HELSEVEL (2 calls are open):
– up to 150 million NOK for service research. Service areas include health and care, labor and welfare services and child welfare services. Projects are particularly encouraged to cooperate across subject areas, sectors and services.
Deadline: 25 May 2016

Mandatory project outlines for eligibility to seek funding for development of core groups, clusters and networks.
Deadline: 10 May 2016

d) 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

e) NANO2021: Call for Researcher projects in nanotechnology, microtechnology and Advanced Materials.
Deadline: 25 May


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. The Norwegian Cancer Society

Applications for larger proposals that fit the need for each project manager and cover a broad range of cancer research are invited to submit.
Deadline: 1 June 2016


4. 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.

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

NEW COFUND Action:  Call for multi-annual proposals for new or existing doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes (for researchers on a postdoctoral level) that may be run at regional, national or international level.
Deadline: 29 September 2016


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

Pre-announcement SC1-2017 Health, demographic change and wellbeing: Personalised medicine, two-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: 4 October 2016


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).
NEW deadline! Deadline: 1 December 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

 d) Call is open! IMI 2 (Innovative Medicines Initiative 2) – Call 9 

  • Addressing the clinical burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI): evaluation of the burden, current practices and set up of a European research platform
  • (part of the IMI New Drugs for Bad Bugs (ND4BB) programme)
  • Development of immune tolerance therapies for the treatment of rheumatic diseases
  • Data quality in preclinical research and development
  • Next generation of electronic translational safety – NEXGETS
  • Identification and validation of non-invasive markers across the spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Joint influenza vaccine effectiveness surveillance studies

Deadline: 26 July 2016
Sign up for the IMI 2 – Call 9 webinars

 e) The JPIAMR (Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance), in partnership with 8 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK), and Canada, is launching a fourth joint call for working group proposals.
Deadline: 6 June

 Read more (information and routines for application): http://www.uib.no/en/horizon2020


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

The Foundation invites for applications for basic and clinical research in endocrinology and experimental physiology. The objective of this call is to support young and promising researchers as well as established scientists.
Deadline: 1 June


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

a) Estonia – Public health initiatives: call for bilateral funds.
Deadline: 1 November 2016

b) Poland – Public health initiatives: Reducing social inequalities in health
Deadline: 30 June 2016

c) Poland-Norway scholarship: study visits – call for proposals
Deadline: 6 June 2016

d) Romania-Norway scholarship: call for bilateral cooperation, study visits.
Deadline: 31 October 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


Funding for cooperation in higher education

 ERASMUS+ (via SIU)
ERASMUS+  page/Programme Guide

 Brukerstyrt innovasjonsarena (BIA)
BIA skal bidra til størst mulig verdiskaping i norsk næringsliv gjennom forskningsbasert innovasjon i bedrifter og samarbeidende FoU-miljøer innenfor BIA-programmets ansvarsområde. BIA støtter støtte de beste prosjektene uansett bransjetilhørighet, med unntak av de områdene som dekkes av tematisk rettede programmer i Forskningsrådet. Eksempler på sektorer som ikke har egne tematiske programmer er biomedisin.
Deadline: Continuing

Nærings-ph.d. (Industrial PhD)
Forskningsrådet gir støtte til bedrifter med ansatte som ønsker å ta doktorgrad. Ordningens overordnede målsettinger er økt forskerrekruttering i næringslivet, økt langsiktig kompetansebygging og forskningsinnsats i næringslivet og økt samspill mellom akademia og næringsliv.
English: Click here for more information about Industrial PhDs
Deadline: Continuing

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 other projects: Continuing

The Centres for Excellence in Education Initiative (SFU)
SFU status is awarded to academic communities that have already demonstrated excellent quality and innovative practices in education and that have plans in place for further development and innovation. One of the important requirements the centres have to meet is that they must disseminate their results and knowledge.
Deadline: 13 May 2016 (12.00)

INTPART
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.
Deadline: 25 May 2016

UTFORSK (Long-term projects)
The main objective of the UTFORSK Partnership Programme is to promote cooperation on higher education with Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa.
Deadline long-term projects: 31 May 2016 (15.00)

CAPES-SIU-programme
The programme supports collaborations between HEIs in Brazil and Norway.
Deadline: 31 May 2016

Partnership Programme with North America (Long-term projects)
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.
Deadline long-term projects: 31 May 2016 (15.00)

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)

NORPART (The Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation)
NORPART supports academic partnerships and student mobility with an emphasis on Master and PhD level between higher education institutions in Norway and selected developing countries.
Deadline: 5 September 2016 (15:00)

EURASIA Programme (Long-term projects)
The Eurasia Programme supports project cooperation between institutions in Norway and Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The Eurasia Programme currently has three open calls:

  • Long-term projects (project period from 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019)

Deadline: 5 September 2016 (15:00)

EURASIA Programme (Short-term projects)
The Eurasia Programme supports project cooperation between institutions in Norway and Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

  • Short-term projects (project period from 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2018)

Deadline: 17 October 2016 (15:00)

Partnership Programme with North America (Short-term projects)
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.
Deadline long-term projects: 17 October 2016

UTFORSK (Short-term projects)
The main objective of the UTFORSK Partnership Programme is to promote cooperation on higher education with Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa.
Deadline short-term projects: 17 October 2016

High North Programme (Nordområdeprogrammet 2013-2018) (Short-term projects)
The overall goal of the High North Programme is to expand, strengthen and disseminate knowledge about or relevant to the High North. The overall goal of the High North Programme is to expand, strengthen and disseminate knowledge about or relevant to the High North.
Deadline long-term projects: 17 October 2016 (15.00)

Prosjektetableringsstøtte (PES) 2016 – sentraliserte tiltak under Erasmus+
For å bidra til økt norsk deltakelse og gevinst fra Erasmus+ lyser SIU ut ca. 1 million kroner til dekning av prosjektetableringskostnader for norske institusjoner, organisasjoner og bedrifter som ønsker å utvikle en prosjektsøknad innenfor et av følgende sentraliserte tiltak under Erasmus+:
Kunnskapsallianser, Sektorallianser, Kapasitetsbygging, Fellesgrader, Jean Monnet, Idrett. Se satser på SIUs nettsider.
Deadline: 1 November 2016 (12.00)


Fellowships and Personal Grants

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


Meetings/workshops/conferences

1 .Information meeting: How to write a strong proposal for the Individual Fellowships 2016! 2 May 2016, Oslo
2. R&D Network Meeting & Workshop: Use of cancer biomarkers in patient treatment – how to standardize molecular testing? 3 May 2016, Oslo (Oslo Cancer Cluster)
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, Amsterda
6. Workshop: International Training for Horizon 2020 Applicants in Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing. June 7, 2016, Rome.
7. Workshop for Nasjonal forskningsinfrastruktur 8 June, Oslo
8. ERRIN Project day – 2017 Nanotechnology and ICT calls for proposals. 21 June 2016, Brussels
9. Info Day, Horizon 2020 – ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’. 8 July 2016, Brussels
10. Conference on seafood and health, 14-15 September, Bergen.
11. Life Sciences Baltics Forum from world-class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts from all around the world. MeetNobel prize winners, 800 key sector players and decision makers from more than 30 countries. Vilnius, 14-15 September 2016

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