About NordForsk

NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers that provides funding for and facilitates Nordic cooperation on research and research infrastructure.

NordForsk was established in 2005 by the Nordic Council of Ministers for the purpose of strengthening Nordic research. NordForsk’s key stakeholders comprise the national research councils, universities and other research-funding bodies. Together we work to identify common Nordic priorities and provide funding for research and research infrastructure.

Through the financing and administration of research programmes NordForsk brings together national research groups and promotes research activities of the highest scientific quality. 

Read more about how NordForsk provides research funding via various research programmes.

NordForsk seeks to enhance the quality, impact and efficiency of Nordic research cooperation, thereby helping the Nordic region to become a world leader in research and innovation.

Read more about NordForsk’s focus areas and priorities in our strategy for 2015–2018.

NordForsk has its headquarters in Oslo, where it is co-located with its sister organisations, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research.