New call for proposals: Nordic Graduate Education Courses within register-based research

In its fifth call for proposals, NordForsk’s Health and Welfare Programme invites applications for Nordic Graduate Education Courses within register-based research. The total budget for the call is NOK 6 000 000 and application deadline is 21 June 2017.

The aim of the call is to support the next generation of researchers utilising data from Nordic registers in health and welfare research, by providing high-quality education and training as well as networking platforms. Applications for funding of Nordic PhD education courses in the area of register-based research are invited as specified below.

A course targeting register-based research in line with the thematic framework of the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare may be proposed. Besides the overall goal of improving health and welfare, which involves better understanding of determinants and consequences of health and welfare inequities, aspects of the legal framework, open science and research ethics of Nordic collaborative research based on register data might also be included.

Who is eligible to apply?

Project Leaders at universities and other research institutions engaged in PhD education in one of the Nordic countries are eligible to apply for funding. The Nordic countries are defined here as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Aaland Islands, Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Eligibility criteria

The PhD education course should preferentially be organised as an intensive course corresponding to a total of 10 full working days/3 ECTS (consecutive or divided into separate sessions) for PhD students and young researchers (at the PostDoc level). The course should strive to have participants from all Nordic countries.


The total budget for the call is NOK 6 000 000. The maximum applied amount is NOK 2 000 000. It is foreseen that each course is given at least twice within the proposed budget, within the time frame 2018-2020, i.e. the maximum cost for a single course occasion is 1 000 000 NOK.

See the full call text and more information in our call and application portal.

About the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare

The Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare is a cooperative effort between the Academy of Finland, the Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences, the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís), the Research Council of Norway, the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), and NordForsk. The programme runs from 2014 to 2018

Read more about the Nordic Health and Welfare Programme

Text: Tor Martin Nilsen

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