The research funds for agriculture and the food industry are intended to follow up on agricultural policy objectives.
The Academy administers: The Nansen Fund, Norsk Varekrigsforsikrings Fond, Norsk Hydro's Fund for Scientific Research, Michael Width Endresen's Fund For Enterprise in Sunnmøre, Statoil's Research Fund and the Oseberg Fund.
Fritt ord advertises funds for research with several deadlines each year.
The Norwegian Cancer Society allocates funds for general operating costs, technical personnel, post doctor fellowships, visiting researcher fellowships and research posts.
The fund is currently called the UMB Research Fund as most of the process took place before NMBU became a reality. The fund is administered by UNIFOR. The Board has decided to advertise funding that can be accessed by master’s students and doctorate students as grants for travel and research.