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NordForsk receives 155 applications to the call for proposals for NOS-HS project grants

The NOS-HS-Project Grants Call is an open call based on curiosity-driven research in the humanities and social sciences. The hope is that, in the long term, this will strengthen Nordic research collaboration, since the call is aimed at young researchers and active participation is required from partners in at least four Nordic countries. Several reports in the Nordic countries point to growing pressure on academic career opportunities for young researchers in the humanities and social sciences. This includes a lack of sufficient research funding, as well as a link between an increasing number of temporary research positions and a stable or decreasing number of permanent academic positions.

Senior adviser Bodil Aurstad, who is responsible for NOS-HS at NordForsk, is pleased to have received so many applications.

“With this call, we’ve tapped into a clear need among young researchers in the humanities and social sciences, and there has been a huge amount of interest in the call leading up to the application deadline. The aim of the call is to give researchers with a PhD who are between two and seven years into their research career an opportunity to build Nordic networks and promote Nordic added value in research.”


The total budget available is NOK 45 million.

Applicants were invited to apply for funding to establish a Nordic research project with a maximum budget of NOK 8 million for a duration of three years. Opslaget kan dække oprettelsen af 5-7 forskningsprojekter.


The Nordic Co-operation Agency for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) is a collaboration between the research councils of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden responsible for research in the humanities and social sciences. NOS-HS operates under the auspices of NordForsk.

Learn more at the NOS-HS website


Bodil Aurstad. Photo: NordForsk

Bodil Aurstad

Special Adviser