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Nordic University Hubs - Nordforsk Call

25.11.2016
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Education
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Nordforsk
Activity
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Call: New instrument for Nordic University Cooperation: Nordic University Hubs

See the full call text here: https://funding.nordforsk.org/nordforsk/call/call.jsp?cid=964

Background
A Nordic University Hub is a long-term partnership between Nordic universities, universities of applied sciences and university colleges that forms a consortium which will provide a framework for expanding cooperation in the Nordic region. The overall objective of the new funding instrument is to strengthen international competitiveness and facilitate the development of world-leading Nordic research environments. The new instrument will provide funding for high-quality activities that facilitate cooperation within selected areas, promote excellence and create Nordic added value. The new instrument will allow Nordic universities, university colleges and universities of applied sciences to use Nordic cross-border cooperation as a tool for achieving their own strategic objectives, thereby building long-term institutional capacity. This will be done by making top funding available to Nordic university consortia as an incentive to promote Nordic university cooperation and capacity building.

Who can apply?
Nordic universities, universities of applied sciences and university colleges that perform research are eligible to apply for funding.

Financial framework

  • NordForsk funding will be available for the period 2018-2020, with a possible extension for the period 2021-2023.
  • The NordForsk funding allocated to the call is maximum NOK 40 million annually for the period 2018-2020, and maximum NOK 20 million annually for the period 2021-2023.
  • Each university consortium may receive NOK 2-10 million in NordForsk funding per year for the period 2018-2020, and thereafter NOK 1-5 million per year through 2023.
  • The participating universities, universities of applied sciences and university colleges must contribute resources equalling twice the amount of funding sought from NordForsk from 2018 through 2023.
  • Expenses for coordination of the hub should not exceed 20 per cent of total costs.
  • Non-Nordic consortium partners must fund their own participation; however, expenses related to mobility may also be covered for international partners.

Funding may be used for the cooperational framework necessary for implementation of the hub, including:

  • mobility;
  • guest researchers;
  • workshops, seminars and conferences;
  • higher education at the master's and doctoral level (e.g. intensive courses, field courses, summer schools and joint courses);
  • communication and dissemination activities;
  • other expenses that promote the cooperational framework and are necessary for implementation of the hub.

Responsible adviser
Marianne Aastebøl Minge, Senior Adviser
E-mail: Marianne.Minge@nordforsk.org
Phone: +47 936 02 527

See the full call text here: https://funding.nordforsk.org/nordforsk/call/call.jsp?cid=964

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