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NordForsk received 84 applications in the migration and integration call

Bethina Strandberg-Jensen, advisor at NordForsk, is responsible for this call which is a part of the Nordic initiative on Migration and Integration Research. She says:

“We are very satisfied with the high level of interest in this call. 84 applications indicate that the competition for funds will be tough. We are also pleased with the broad participation from countries in the Nordic-Baltic region. Researchers located in Estonia and Lithuania are involved in 36 of the applications. It shows that this topic is highly relevant not only within the Nordic region, but also in Estonia and Lithuania.” she says and adds:

“Project owners and project leaders are from Norway (45%), Sweden (46%), Estonia (7% ) and Lithuania (1%). In total, the applications contain approximately 722 researchers/participants. Most are from the four funding countries, but there are also participants from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. We can expect high scientific quality among the projects that receive funding, and that the projects will contribute important knowledge.”


The objective of the call is to jointly fund research projects of highest international quality and societal relevance with clear added value from multilateral collaboration.

The call will address the following themes:

  1. Integration processes and patterns  
  2. Social cohesion and inequalities  
  3. Politics and governance of migration and integration

Budget and funding

The available budget in this call is NOK 62,4 million. The intention is to provide funding for 6 research projects under this call with a duration of three-four years.

The call has been created in collaboration with:

  • Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte)
  • Research Council of Norway
  • Estonian Research Council
  • Research Council of Lithuania
  • NordForsk