Neutron Programme is issuing calls for proposals: Research projects and Research school

NordForsk is announcing funding for two separate initiatives under the Nordic Neutron Science Programme: Research school and Research projects. The application deadline is 22 June 2016, 14.00 CEST. A total of NOK 48 million in funding is available under the two calls.

The Nordic Neutron Science Programme is one of NordForsk’s newest programmes, and was launched to help to prepare the Nordic research community make the best possible use of the European Spallation Source in Lund, Sweden. The programme was started in 2015, and now Denmark (Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science), Norway (The Research Council of Norway) and Sweden (The Swedish Research Council and The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research), together with NordForsk, provide common-pot funding for a Nordic research programme that finances the best scientists.

Grant applications may be submitted until 22 June 2016 14.00 CEST for the following calls:

  • Research projects
  • Research school

Both calls are targeted towards promoting excellence and capacity-building through the education of a new generation of neutron users and specialists. The calls are open to both Nordic neutron users in experienced user groups as well as user groups new to neutron techniques. The application must involve the three funding countries (Denmark, Norway and Sweden).

Research projects

The call is thematically open and will provide funding for research projects within all sciences using neutron scattering techniques. The projects should be dedicated to the funding of PhDs and in special cases Post docs. PhDs will be given priority. Approximately NOK 40 million in funding is available under the call. Grant applications may seek up to NOK 7 million per project for a timeframe of 3–4 years.

Research school

The call will provide funding for a Nordic research school to teach neutron techniques at the postgraduate level. All in all NOK 8 million is set aside for the call, and one proposal is expected to be funded. Applicants may seek up to NOK 8 million for a four-year period.

Read the full call texts on the NordForsk Call and Application portal:

Research Projects

Research School

Jostein K. Sundet - Senior Adviser
Contact person Jostein K. Sundet
Senior Adviser
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Ida Persson - Senior Adviser (on maternal leave)
Contact person Ida Persson
Senior Adviser (on maternal leave)
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