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Call for proposals: Research projects under the Nordic-Baltic initiative for migration and integration research

The objective of the call is to jointly fund research projects of highest international quality and societal relevance with clear added value from multilateral collaboration. Migration and integration are complex and constantly evolving phenomena that require continued research in order to understand and effectively address the challenges and opportunities that arise from the influx of migrants. With a better understanding of the factors that influence the integration process, policymakers and practitioners can develop more effective policies and programmes that support the integration of migrants into the host society. Additionally, research on migration and integration can help to dispel myths and stereotypes about migrants and their impact on society, and instead provide a more nuanced and accurate understanding of the realities of migration and its consequences.

The call will address the following themes:

  1. Integration processes and patterns  
  2. Social cohesion and inequalities  
  3. Politics and governance of migration and integration

Applicants are invited to apply for funding to establish a Nordic or Nordic-Baltic research project within the framework of the call. Please note that the research consortium funded by this call must include research performing organisations in at least three Nordic countries, or two Nordic countries and Lithuania and/or Estonia. Nordic countries are defined here as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland Islands. The host institution (Project Owner) for the research project must be an established research performing organisation based in one of the countries co-funding the call: Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Lithuania. If the project owner is a research performing organisation in Estonia or Lithuania, the project must also have a co-host institution in Sweden or Norway which NordForsk enters into contract with concerning the Nordic part of the budget. Research institutions outside Estonia, Lithuania and the Nordic countries may participate in the project with their own funding.

For more information about the theoretical framework of the call and eligibility criteria, please read the full call text.

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Available budget: NOK 62,4 million. Maximum amount of funding that may be sought is NOK 10,4 million per project. The intention is to provide funding for 6 research projects under this call.

The project duration is three-four years. Project funding will be available for the period Q1 2025 – Q1 2029.

Funding partners

The call for research projects under the Nordic-Baltic initiative for migration and integration research was realised via a Nordic-Baltic collaboration between the following research funding agencies:

  • Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)
  • Research Council of Norway
  • Estonian Research Council
  • Research Council of Lithuania
  • NordForsk

Please note that NordForsk may make changes to the call text until 6 weeks before the deadline. Any such changes will be stated clearly.