Funding schemes

Nordic Centre of Excellence

Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) is NordForsk’s most important funding instrument to increase and facilitate cooperation between excellent researchers, researcher groups or institutions in the Nordic countries.

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Thematic programme

A thematic programme is a funding scheme that focuses on a defined subject area, aiming to create new scientific knowledge and knowhow.

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NORIA-net

NORIA-net shall enhance coordination and cooperation between national research funding agencies and policy makers in the Nordic region. NORIA-net allows identification of areas of national priority that can be strengthened through Nordic cooperation.

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Researcher networks

By financing researcher networks, NordForsk aims to bring together prominent research groups in the Nordic and Baltic countries in order to strengthen and increase the quality of research and research training.

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Research Training Courses

The objective with this funding scheme is to offer research training (PhD) in specific fields where the number of qualified students cannot be reached in one country alone. The courses can be held within all scientific areas.

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Private Public Partnership (PPP) PhD

The PPP PhD Programme aims to increase knowledge exchange between the Nordic countries and promote collaboration between academia and industry. NordForsk funds PhD projects carried out in cooperation between a company, a PhD student and a university, where the company and the university are from various Nordic countries.

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Networks of national Centres of Excellence (CoE)

This funding scheme was used to promote cooperation between national centres of excellence or other research groups with corresponding status in the Nordic countries.

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Networks of National Research Schools

This funding scheme was used to strengthen the co-operation between national research schools in the Nordic countries. The objective was to encourage mutual exchanges of ideas and competencies, to promote mobility, and to strengthen the Nordic countries as a unified area for research training.

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