Funding possibilities in Europe

The Research and Innovation Department provides information about various European sources of funding for research. Read more here.

Funding possibilities in Europe


COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the longest-standing financing schemes for European researchers.

EU Horizon 2020

See separate website.

European Science Foundation

The European Science Foundation (ESF) finances workshops ("exploratory workshops") and conferences ("ESF research conferences") and provides funding for short-term research visits (duration of less than 14 days) in connection with ongoing "Research Networking Programmes. 

French - Norwegian collaboration

The Institut français in Norway acts as a contact point for collaboration between France and Norway with regard to education, science and culture. The Science Department manages various collaboration programmes and financing schemes. 

OECD: Research programme on biological resources in agriculture

The research programme on biological resources provides research fellowships and support for arranging conferences. 

Human Frontier Science Programme

The Human Frontier Science Programme supports groundbreaking research in biosciences. It offers various different types of support including basic research and career development (post doc).

Earthwatch Institute

The Earthwatch Institute supports projects within four areas: ecosystem services, climate change, marine and cultural heritage.


The UN-REDD Programme is the UN's collaboration programme for the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries and is managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

EEA funding

EEA funding is Norway's contribution to reducing social and financial inequality in Europe. Applications for funding for collaboration between NMBU and researchers at universities and research institutions in the recipient countries can be made. All applications must be submitted from the recipient countries.

The recipient countries also advertise national project funds. In addition to project funding, funding from EEA funds in the individual recipient countries may also be obtained. The funds may support activities such as conferences, seminars, study trips, exchanges, etc.


Interreg is the EU programme to promote social and economic integration across national borders through regional collaboration.  Norway participates in 11 Interreg programmes.

The most relevant programmes to NMBU are:



Published 31. October 2016 - 18:11 - Updated 23. May 2017 - 19:12