Call for proposals for joint Nordic-Russian research activities
, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, intends to promote multifaceted contacts in the fields of education and research in the interest of sustainable social and economic development in Russia and the Nordic countries.
The objective of this call is to enhance Nordic-Russian cooperation in Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE) and research projects funded by NordForsk. The proposed activities should supplement and strengthen ongoing projects under the joint Nordic programmes. Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate genuine Nordic-Russian cooperation, high scientific quality and high relevance for users of knowledge.
The formal main applicant must be the project leader of the relevant existing Nordic Centre of Excellence/research project. The participating members in the joint activities may be any researchers involved in the NCoEs or research projects funded by NordForsk. The applicant must have a Russian co-applicant committed to investing its own resources in the collaboration.
The total budget for research activities under the programme for 2016-2017 is approximately NOK 8.5 million from the Nordic Council of Ministers, matched by an equal contribution from the Russian Federation in the form of own contributions (including in kind) from the participating Russian institutions.
The maximum amount of Nordic funding that may be sought is NOK 3 million.