The overall objective of the new funding instrument is to strengthen international competitiveness and facilitate the development of world-leading Nordic research environments. The new instrument will provide funding for high-quality activities that facilitate cooperation within selected areas, promote excellence and create Nordic added value. The new instrument will allow Nordic universities, university colleges and universities of applied sciences to use Nordic cross-border cooperation as a tool for achieving their own strategic objectives, thereby building long-term institutional capacity. This will be done by making top funding available to Nordic university consortia as an incentive to promote Nordic university cooperation and capacity building.

Who can apply?

Nordic universities, universities of applied sciences and university colleges that perform research are eligible to apply for funding.

Max applied amount

NOK 10 million per year for the period 2018-2020. NOK 5 million per year for the period 2021-2023. 

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