Application deadlines

Here you can find this weeks application deadlines

Current research funding announcements/deadlines (external)

  1. Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet NFR):
    a)Biotechnology for innovation (BIOTEK2021) associated with the Center for Digital Life Norway is a program that contributes to the implementation of the Government’s national strategy for biotechnology as aDenne strategien peker på at bioteknologi er en muliggjørende teknologi som er viktig for utviklingen av de fire sektorene: Landbruk, Marin, Industri og Helseas a technology that is important for the development of the four sectors and one of them being health.
    Deadline: 12 October 2016
  2. b) Research Programme on High-quality and Reliable Diagnostics, Treatment and Rehabilitation (BEHANDLING) Funding is available for projects studying the relationship between at least two of the following areas: mental health disorders, alcohol and drug addiction, and/or somatic health problems.
    Deadline: 12 October 2016

c) HELSEVEL: Large-scale Programme on Health, Care and Welfare Services Research. Two calls will be announced:
Until 50 million for innovation in health, care and welfare services.
Up to 50 million to the development of core environmental and clusters

Deadline: 12 October 2016

d) NANO2021: Funding is available for Knowledge-building Projects for Industry in the field of nanotechnology with start-up in 2017. Thematic priority area 3: improving health and medical technology.
Deadline: 12 October 2016

e) INFRASTRUKTUR: The grant for research infrastructure of national importance, including Norwegian participation in international research infrastructure. The call includes all topics, themes and technology areas.
Deadline: 12 October 2016

f) Program for clinical therapy research in the specialist health services (KLINBEFORSK)
Program for clinical treatment research will help ensure that more patients are given the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, contribute to increased coordination of expertise, resources and infrastructure.
Deadline: 12 October 2016

g) Funds for the stimulation of health research in the EU (HEALTH-EU)
Main aim of the scheme is to promote greater participation by Norwegian health researchers in Horizon 2020 through better cooperation between leading research institutions. Samarbeidet skal være mellom aktører på tvers av institusjoner, miljøer, disipliner, fagområder og/eller sektorer.
Deadline: 12 October 2016

h) National Node for International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF): call for research institution-based strategic project.
Deadline: 12 October 2016

i) Pre-announcement VAM: International migration and the prerequisites for the welfare and working life model.
Call for researcher projects that study various aspects of the prerequisites for the welfare and working life model in light of societal changes related to migration, socioeconomic differences and greater diversity. Deadline: 23 November 2016

2. Horizon 2020 – several Calls

Selected H2020 deadlines 2016:

European Research Council (ERC) Frontier research grants

Starting Grants: for young Principal Investigators to develop independent careers and make the transition from working under a supervisor to being an independent researcher.
Deadline: 18 October 2016

Pre-announcement: 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: opening 20 October 2016;​ deadline 9 February 2017.

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.

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

New MSCA-ITN: The Innovative Training Networks 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: 10 January 2017

New Information meeting about the MSCA ITN call 2017; 20 October, RCN Oslo.

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

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


Personalised medicine, single-stage

SC1-PM-15_2017: Personalised coaching for well-being and care of people as they age

Deadline: 31 January 2017

Deadline: 14 March 2017

Deadline: 11 April 2017

Important! Please contact Corina Guder (FA) or Faculty advisers Ramune Midttveit, Itana Sloper-Krivokapic. We urge you to start your proposal preparation work as early as possible. Advisors are at your disposal if you require assistance with topic interpretation, eligibility conditions, consortium building and other proposal preparation activities.

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: 1 December 2016

New b) Pre-announcement IMI 2 (Innovative Medicines Initiative 2) – Call 10:

Deadline: call is scheduled for launch in autumn 2016

Read more (information and routines for application):

  1. UiB

PES (Project establishment support) and POS (posisjoneringsmidler) for Horizon2020 applicants (Norges Forskningsråd/UiB): open-ended during Horizon2020 Call period. You can apply for PES support by filling in PES application form (which is given on the above linked page) and sending it to

On the following page the local contact points are listed where every call has a responsible research advisor. You can contact them or faculty advisors, Ramune Midttveit, Itana Sloper-Krivokapic.

4. EEA/Norway Grants
a) Romania-Norway scholarship: call for bilateral cooperation, study visits.
Deadline: 31 October 2016

b) Estonia – Public health initiatives: call for bilateral funds.

Deadline: 1 November 2016

5. Nord Forsk:
a) call for population-based register and biobank data
NordForsk’s Nordic Health and Welfare Programme invites applications that utilise Nordic register data to answer research questions addressing grand societal challenges relating to health and welfare.
Deadline: 5 October 2016

b) Pre-announcement: New instrument for Nordic university cooperation to be launched late 2016. The overall goal of the new funding instrument is to strengthen international competitiveness and facilitate the development of world leading research environments in the Nordic region.

6. The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

Proposals are invited for the following topics:

  • Vaccines for poverty-related diseases (PRDs)
  • Research and clinical management of patients in PRD epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strategic actions supporting large-scale clinical trials
  • Clinical trials and operational research studies to optimise the use of products for poverty-related diseases in mothers, newborns, children and/or adolescents
  • Strategic actions supporting health systems/services optimisation research capacities in cooperation with development assistance initiatives
  • Ethics and regulatory capacities

Deadline: starting from September 29 until November 22, pay close attention

7. The Norwegian Cancer Society

Foreign scholarship: Researcher, postdocs and doctorates that receive scholarship from Kreftforeningen can apply for an additional supplement for working abroad for up to 1 year (2-12 months). The scholarship also includes those who through Kreftforeningen are paid for by ExtraStiftelsen Helse og Rehabilitering.
Deadline: 15 October 2016

8. The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Biomedical research and life sciences – exploratory pre-seed grants: up to 7 million DKK are available for projects exploring the potential commercialization of research findings at a very early stage (pre-seed), and to prepare the projects for a full pre-seed grant at a later stage.

Deadline: 13 October 2016

9. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation works tirelessly to accelerate promising research toward breakthroughs for Parkinson’s patients. Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016 funding through its three core grant programs.
Deadline: for pre-proposals is 19 October 2016

 10. Fulbright Grants

For Norwegian students/researchers to U.S. in 2017-18

U.S. Norway Fulbright Foundation provides funding opportunities for Norwegian students and researchers on all levels: Master, PhD, post-doc and senior researchers.

  1. a) Grants for 4 Norwegian researchers
  2. b) Grants for Norwegian graduate students

Deadline: 1 October 2015

  1. WUN (Worldwide Universities Network)

Call for 2016 Research Development Fund (RDF).  The RDF offers grants of up to £12,000 to foster partnership in the network, and support research collaborations in the follow WUN Global Challenge non-communicable disease – focusing in the 2016 round on a life course approach to healthy ageing; health of migrants; the resilience of adolescents and health workers in different cultural contexts; and schools as a setting for reducing risk factors associated with NCDs. Info from UiB.
Deadline: 28 October 2016

12. Bill & Melinda Gates foundation: Global Grand Challenges list two relevant calls:

a) Accelerate Development of New Therapies for Childhood Cryptosporidium Infection is soliciting new tools and technologies that have potential i) to overcome the technical barriers in working with Cryptosporidium ii) to improve our ability to develop and translate active compounds into effective therapies for treatment of pediatric cryptosporidiosis.
Deadline: 9 November 2016

b) Develop Novel Platforms to Accelerate Contraceptive Drug Discovery is soliciting concepts for contraceptive discovery platforms that can contribute to development of new safe and effective methods suitable for women or men living in limited resource settings for long-term regular use, in the form of injectables, implants, or regular oral contraception.
Deadline: 9 November 2016

13.  The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK): Inbound Research Mobility Scheme for 2016-17. The programme supports inbound visiting scholars from overseas universities to undertake short-term research visits of up to two weeks at CUHK. Researchers holding full-time employment from all disciplines in overseas universities and institutions are welcome to apply. Deadline: 15 November 2016

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.

b) ERS (European Respiratory Society) | EMBO Joint Fellowships: Fellowships to bring more clinicians into basic science, particularly to clinicians working in the field of respiratory medicine. Deadline: short-term fellowships 1 October 2016

2. 2017-18 Harkness Fellowship
The Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts.

Deadline: 14 November 2016


1. Impact and Innovation in Horizon 2020 projects. The international event aims to show the importance of impact and innovation in Horizon 2020 proposals and projects, 7 October 2016, Paris, France.

  1. Human Brain Project HBP Summit 2016, 12-15 October, Florence, Italy.
  2. Conference: Mainstreaming gender equality into academic and research organisations, 20 October, Brussels
  3. Selected Partnering Event “Meet for Life Sciences” with focus on Pharmaceuticals, Medical devices, Biology/Biotechnology & IT Applications for Health, 25-27 October 2016, Rome; Italy.

5. Eighth EDCTP Forum: is one of the most prominent conferences on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other neglected infectious diseases prevalent in Africa, 6-9 November 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. Registration is open.

6. The Biobank and Health Data Conference 2016, the annual Biobank and health data conference will take place at The House of Literature in Oslo, 8-9 November 2016

7. Workshop: How to make your ERC Consolidator Grant proposal competitive will provide you with valuable input for writing a competitive ERC Grant proposal, Domus Academica, Auditorium 4, Karl Johan’s Street no. 47, Oslo,15 November. Registrationwithin 10th November.

8. European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active & Healthy Ageing is designed to harness the transformative potential of the Digital Single Market, develop joint actions and maximise the benefits of digital innovation for Europe’s ageing society, 5-8 December 2016, Brussels.

9. Horizon 2020 – New courses in project development on how to write a project application for Horizon2020. The course is held by Joe Gorman, SINTEF and Dr. Eugene Sweeney, Iambic Innovation Ltd, Norges forskningsråd, Drammensveien 288, Lysaker – ABEL 3, 14.12.2016

Registration within 09.12.2016.

Funding for cooperation in higher education

Aker Solutions Scholarship
Do you want to take your masters or PhD degree at one of the world’s leading universities? Aker Scholarship is a grant awarded to students who want to apply for master’s or PhD studies at some of the world’s leading universities: CaltechMITHarvardStanfordUniversity of PennsylvaniaOxfordCambridgeImperial College London and National University of Singapore (NUS) The Scholarship is open for all fields of study, but you can only apply if you are not already enrolled in the program.
Click here for more information and for application form.

Deadline: 1 October 2016

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)

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 November 2016 (15:00)

Continuing deadlines

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

Utenlandsstipend for Nærings-ph.d.
Forskningsrådet ønsker å bidra til at norske forskere i større grad deltar i internasjonalt forskningssamarbeid. Nærings-ph.d. lyser ut tilleggsmidler for prosjekter som allerede finansieres av programmet. Det er satt av inntil 1 million kroner for 2015 til utenlandsstipend for prosjekter som mottar støtte fra Nærings-ph.d.-ordningen.

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

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