The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNÍS), the Research Council of Lithuania (LMT), and the Estonian Research Council (ETAg), in collaboration with NordForsk, is launching a call for proposals for funding for Nordic-Baltic research projects on user-driven innovation in health and welfare.
The call is being announced under the framework of the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare. The overall goal of the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare (hereafter referred to as the Programme) is to improve health in the Nordic countries by finding solutions to societal and public health challenges through high-quality research. This specific call aims to fulfil these goals by applying user-driven innovation approaches in health and welfare research.Who is eligible to apply?
Researchers and research groups at universities and other public research institutions in the Nordic countries, Estonia and Lithuania are eligible to apply for funding. The Nordic countries are defined here as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Aaland Islands. The formal applicant must be an institution, organisation or other legal entity based in one of the co-funding countries (Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania and Sweden).Thematic framework
The overall objective of the call is to enhance public health in the Nordic and Baltic countries by finding solutions to societal and public health challenges using a user-driven innovation approach.
The overall budget for the call for proposals is NOK 11 million, and two to four projects will be allocated funding for a period of two to three years. Each project may seek a maximum of NOK 6 million.