Pre-announcement for upcoming call for proposals on University Cooperation

The overarching aim of the call is to strengthen competitiveness and creating world leading researcher networks. The call is open to all themes and disciplines.

Who is eligible to apply?

Only institutions in the university sector can receive funding. A requirement is that projects must include a minimum 3 institutions in 3 Nordic countries.


Available budget is NOK 300 million: NOK 100 millon from NordForsk and NOK 200 million NOK provided by the institutions

The applications will be evaluated in 2 phases, and there will be a strong focus on relevance in the calls as well as Nordic added value.

Available budget is NOK 300 million: NOK 100 million from NordForsk and NOK 200 million provided by the institutions

Applicants are invited to apply for funding to establish a network with a budget of NOK 4 million sought from NordForsk and NOK 8 million from their institutions, with a duration of 5 years (2024 - 2028).

Please note that the details of the call in the pre-announcement may be subject to change, and the final details will be provided in the call text.


Bodil Aurstad. Photo: NordForsk

Bodil Aurstad

Senior Adviser