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Call for proposals: UTFORSK Partnership Programme

September 21, 2021 - 10:48


The UTFORSK Partnership Programme is a new Norwegian instrument for strengthening the linkage between higher education and research in international collaboration, and to increase cooperation between Norway and Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa. In the second call for proposals of the pilot phase (2013-2016), a stronger emphasis is given on the collaboration between research, education and enterprises in the public and private sectors.

Application deadline: 16.09.2014
Announcement date: 26.05.2014
The allocation will be made by the UTFORSK Programme Board in November 2014.

Support may be given to joint activities, such as:

  • Student and staff mobility (including student internships or work placements)
  • Intensive courses
  • Joint seminars, workshops and similar activities involving both researchers and students from participating institutions
  • Development of joint courses, study programmes or degrees
  • Joint teaching and supervision
  • Students’ participation in research activities/projects

A total of up to NOK 6 million is available through this call. Each project may apply for up to NOK 800 000 for a two year period (2015 – 2016). For further information, see the full Call for proposals here.

Who may apply?

Accredited Norwegian higher education institutions, public and private, were eligable to the UTFORSK Partnership Programme, together with one or more partner institution in the eligible countries. The partner institution should be a recognised/accredited higher education institution, and should provide education relevant to the project, and at a level comparable to what is offered at the partner institution in Norway.

To be eligible for support from UTFORSK, the proposal had to link up to a research project that is or have been funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN), through any of its programmes. Relevant RCN projects include one or more institution in one or more of the preferred countries, through formal or informal agreements. The research project should be ongoing or completed in 2010 or later.

Related documents and links here.

Call for proposals: UTFORSK Partnership Programme


September 21, 2021