NMBU's internal funds for research infrastructure

Research infrastructure refers to scientific equipment intended for research purposes and includes

  • Advanced scientific equipment
  • Scientific databases and collections
  • E-infrastructure (large-scale computational resources, advanced storage systems, grid infrastructure, high-speed networks and necessary support services)

NMBU supports the establishment of and upgrades to research infrastructure in the mid-range, from NOK 500,000 to NOK 2,5 million. The funds available will be allocated between the faculties and research centres (SHF and SKP), and allocations will be made in accordance with the faculty`s investment plans within the financial framework. Faculties that are allocated funds for equipment will be responsible for the future practical and financial operation of the equipment unit. 

Process and proceedings, research infrastructure in the mid-range, 0,5-2,5 MNOK:

  • The Research Support Office will advertise funds in the autumn term (in Norwegain - please see this link)
  • Each faculty will prioritise between 3 and 5 of its most important needs for research infrastructure.
  • The Research Committee (Forskningsutvalget) will make a recommendation for the allocation of funds based on the applications received from each faculty or research centre at a meeting in February/ March.
  • The pro-rector for research and innovation will determine funding allocation based on the recommendations from the Research Committee.
  • The investments must be made during the funding year.

The deans must continuously work to ensure that investment plans are up-to-date and to ascertain prioritised equipment requirements in collaboration with their research teams and research managers.



Published 27. June 2016 - 14:55 - Updated 23. September 2020 - 12:49