This weeks deadlines

Current research funding announcements/deadlines (external)

  1. Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet NFR):
    a) ERA-Net TRANSCAN-2 announces a call “Minimally and non-invasive methods for early detection and/or progression of cancer”. That includes screening of the general population, risk stratification, surveillance of high-risk groups, minimally invasive methods.

Deadline: for pre-proposals is 13 February 2017

b) FORNY2020 announces funding for skills upgrading, structural improvement and networking. Søkere anbefales å sende inn skisser før 1. november.The programme provides funding to Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) affiliated with the research institutions.

Deadline: 15 February 2017

c) Programmes BEDREHELSE, BIONÆR, MILJØFORSK and BIOTEK2021 announcing funding for networking that will contribute to cooperation on antimicrobial resistance in a “One Health” – perspective.

Deadline: 15 February 2017

d) SYNKNØYT: up to 20 million for synchrotron and neutron-based research.

Deadline: 15 February 2017

e) ERA-Net CoBioTech co-funded call for transnational collaborative research projects: “Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy”.

Deadline: for pre-proposals 2 March 2017

f) ERA-CVD European Research Area Network on Cardiovascular Diseases announces a second Joint Transnational Call: Mechanisms of early atherosclerosis and/or plaque instability in Coronary Artery Disease. Info from RCN is here.

Deadline: for pre-proposals 6 March 2017

New g) National Node for International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF): A call for multinational research projects for pathway analysis across neurodegenerative diseases.

Deadline: 6 March 2017

h) ERA-Net NEURON: Call for Proposals for Research Projects on “Synaptic Dysfunction in Disorders of the Central Nervous System”. The call will accept proposals addressing the disease-related synaptic dysfunction with approaches ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept therapeutically-driven clinical studies in humans. Info from RCN

Deadline: for pre-proposals 14 March 2017

New i) HELSEVEL announces four research-based evaluations in healthcare: Fritt behandlingsvalg, Omsorg 2020, Rituell omskjæring av gutter, Pakkeforløp for kreft.

Deadline: 15 March 2017

j) BEDREHELSE: NOK 40 million to joint Indo-Norwegian researcher projects on antimicrobial resistance.

Deadline: 26 April 2017

k) RCN is planning a joint call of the four programs (BEDREHELSE, HELSEVEL, KVINNEHELSE, BEHANDLING) within Health. One P.I. may submit one application only, i.e. will have to choose between the four programs.

Deadline: 26 April

There will be an information meeting in Trondheim on the 14th of February. The meeting will be streamed.

  1. Horizon 2020 – several Calls Selected H2020 deadlines 2017: 

    European Research Council (ERC) Frontier research grantsConsolidator Grant: is 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: 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.

    Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA-RISE-2017): RISE gives support for mobility and exchanges of research and innovation staff, incl. managerial, technical and administrative staff between institutions in different sectors or with research institutions in countries outside of Europe.

    Deadline: 5 April 2017

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

    SC1-2017 Health, demographic change and wellbeing:

    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: 14 March 2017

    Deadline: 11 April 2017

    Spreading excellence and widening participation through engaging organisations of those countries which could commit more towards the EU research and innovation effort.

    Pre-announcement 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, planned opening 11 May

    Horizon 2020 – Complementary Calls:

    Deadline: for stage one submission 28 March 2017

    Deadline: 21 March 2017

    New c) 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: 7 September 2017

    Read more (information and routines for application):

    b) The Third EU Health Programme is the main instrument that the Commission uses to implement the EU Health Strategy. Call for proposals for Pilot Projects on the following topics:a) IMI 2 (Innovative Medicines Initiative 2) – Call 10:

  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.

  1. Bergens Forsknings Stiftelse (BFS)

Call for: Nominations – Recruitment Programme – Prequalification.  Long-term funding to develop young national or international candidates with outstanding academic merit and research potential into successful research leaders. Candidates must be nominated by UiB faculties. Please contact Institute administration regarding the nomination process.

Deadline: 15 March 2017. MOF internal deadline 8 March

  1. The Novo Nordisk Foundation
    a) Call for Novo Nordisk Foundation Symposia. The Foundation offers funding for up to two one-day symposia to be held in 2017. For each symposium, funding up to DKK 320.000 is available.

Deadline: 8 March 2017

b) 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: 6 April 2017

  1. NordForsk:
    a) New instrument for Nordic University Cooperation: Nordic University Hubs: 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.

Deadline: 3 May 2017

New b) Preannouncement: Nordic Graduate Education Courses within register-based research: The aim is to support the next generation of researchers utilising data from Nordic registers in health and welfare research, by providing high-quality education and training as well as networking platforms.

Deadline: will be launched in the beginning of February 2017

  1. The Throne-Holst Foundation

The Throne-Holst Foundation promotes research in human nutrition and related sciences. 1-2 million SEK are available for Nordic researchers going abroad, or international guest researchers coming to Norway or Sweden.

Deadline: 1 March 2017

  1. The LEO-foundation: grants for dermatological research projects. The LEO Foundation supports international dermatological research projects and activities that address issues in disease understanding, disease treatment, disease awareness and patient wellbeing.

Deadline: several in 2017, starting on 3 February

  1. Pre-announcement Active and Assisted Living (AAL): aims to fund ICT based projects with a clear market orientation that support older adults to live healthy, independently and actively.

Deadline: call intends to launch in February

The AAL Central Info & Partnering Day is planned for the 6th of March 2017 in Brussels.

  1. Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR): call for prevention and intervention strategies to control AMR infections. The aim is to compare prevention, control, and intervention strategies to prevent the development, transmission of AMR infections. Info from RCN

Deadline: for stage one submission 21 March 2017

  1. JPND (Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research) launched a joint trans-national call for multinational research projects for pathway analysis. This call invites proposals for ambitious, innovative, multinational and multidisciplinary collaborative research projects to perform network analyses across diseases (Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases), in order to further elucidate the common underlying mechanisms involved. Info from RCN

Deadline: 6 March 2017

  1. Pre-announcement of the “2nd Joint Transnational Call for European Research Projects on Systems Medicine (ERACoSysMed). The central aim of ERACoSysMed is to enhance the implementation of Systems Biology approaches in medical concepts, research and practice throughout Europe and Israel by structuring, coordinating and integrating national efforts and investments.

Deadline: call is scheduled to open on February 3 2017

  1. 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.

Deadlines: 15 March (health projects); 1 June (research Projects)

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.

Long term

Deadline: 12 February

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

Career Development Fellowships aims to provide funding to actions that aim to support junior to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) to train and develop their clinical research skills.

Deadline: 28 February 2017

  1. The Norwegian Cancer Society

Foreign Scholarships: A personal grant is awarded to a designated individual (researcher, doctoral fellow or post-doctoral fellow) to promote competence building and internationalization of Norwegian research. Overseas research grants are awarded under the auspices of a project funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society and may be provided for visits abroad lasting from two to 12 months.

Deadline: 15 March 2017


  1. The 3rd conference of the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) will take place February 8-9, 2017 in Paris. Registration for IRDiRC 2017 is now open!
  2. Conference on mental health and alcohol and drug research, 13-15 Februar, Oslo
  3. Successful R&I in Europe 2017 – 8th European Networking Event: Participants are invited to become involved in established and new technology networks between researchers, entrepreneurs and multipliers related to Horizon 2020, 2-3 March 2017, Düsseldorf, Germany.

New 4. GLOBVAC conference 2017; 13-15 March, Trondheim. Registration closes 15 February.

  1. Sean McCarthy course: How to Write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal, 9 May, Oslo

6. “Shaping the future of pediatrics” is the first conference on the innovation in pediatrics in Europe. The conference will include sessions on –omics, Big Data, Patient empowerment, and The cycle of innovation in pediatrics. 20-22 September 2017, Rome, Italy.

Funding for cooperation in higher education

Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education 2017

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

Deadline: 9 February 2017 (12.00 CET)

The Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg

The Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg is owned and financed jointly by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and the Universities of Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø. The Center currently offers funding for the following activities:

Deadline: 15 February 2017

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD)

An EMJMD is a high-level integrated international study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits, delivered by an international consortium of HEIs from different countries and. There is no limitation in terms of discipline. EMJMD proposals at application stage must present fully developed joint study programmes, ready to run and to be advertised worldwide immediately after their selection.

Deadline: 16 February 2017 (12.00 CET)

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

Deadline: 27 February 2017 (12.00 CET)

The Nordplus programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers (Nordplus Horisontal)

The Nordplus programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers, invites Nordic and Baltic teachers, educators and their institutions to apply for programme funds for the year 2017. Institutions which are working within the field of teaching and education, you can now apply for Nordplus funding of transnational student, pupil or teacher mobility, as well as joint project and network activity between the educational institutions/organisations of Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden or Åland.

Deadline: 1 March 2017

Peder Sather Grant Program

The Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from nine Norwegian universities. The Center offers grants of between $10K and $25K. Funds are made available for one academic year. Grants can support activities such as workshops, mini-conferences, virtual intellectual exchanges, the undertaking of exploratory and pilot studies, activities such as PhD student exchanges, longer-term stays for Principal Investigators, the collection and analysis of data, and other core research activities.

For more information, see

Deadline: 1 March 2017

Erasmus+ KA3: Support for Policy Reform – Initiatives for Policy Innovation

Forward-looking cooperation projects (FLCPs) are transnational cooperation projects aiming to identify, test, develop or assess innovative policy approaches that have the potential of becoming mainstreamed and giving input for improving education and training systems. They should provide in-depth knowledge on target group(s), learning, teaching or training situations and effective methodologies and tools that help policies to develop, as well as conclusions relevant for policymakers in education and training at all levels. Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the field of education and training or other sectors such as non-formal learning, including a.o. youth, other socio-economic sectors and/or organisations carrying out cross-sectoral activities.

Deadline: 14 March 2017 (at 12 CET)

E.ON Stipendienfonds

E.ON Stipendienfonds is a scholarship fund designed to promote and strengthen German-Norwegian academic relations in the field of energy sciences. This is achieved by awarding mobility grants to Master / PhD students and junior researchers. In addition, the aim is to organize workshops, conferences and seminars and further expand the existing alumni network.

Online application form

Deadline: 15 March 2017

Strategic Partnerships

Transnational Strategic Partnerships aimed to develop initiatives addressing one or more fields of education training and youth and promote innovation, exchange of experience and know-how between different types of organisations involved in education, training and youth or in other relevant fields. Certain mobility activities are supported in so far as they contribute to the objectives of the project

Advisory body: SIU

Deadline: 29 March 2017

Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence

The programme aims to promote the development of academic and research partnerships between the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and leading research universities and institutes around the world. The programme provides basic funding support to PhD candidates to undertake short-term research visits to CUHK from Norway, or from Norway to CUHK. The research visit shall last for at least one month and be completed between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

Deadline: 5 April 2017


Continuing deadlines

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.

Deadline: Continuing

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.

Deadline: Continuing

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.

Deadline: Continuing

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.

Deadline: Continuing

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