The aim of the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme is to reduce economic and social differences and to promote bilateral cooperation through popularization and support of scientific research. The Programme will prioritize funding for research and development in the following areas:
- climate change including polar research,
- social sciences and bilateral relations, including the issues of migration, social cohesion, the role of minorities and the social dimension of sustainable development,
- gender equality and work-life balance,
- Carbon Capture and Storage.
The total Programme budget is EUR 73 917 647, out of which EUR 68 078 533 is for research projects selected on the basis of calls for proposals. The latter sum includes EUR 3 529 412 for research projects in the domain of mainstreaming gender equality and promoting work-life balance and EUR 10 541 176 for research projects contributing to the Carbon Capture and Storage thematic area. Moreover, an allocation of EUR 2 352 941 shall be dedicated to the small grant scheme.
The main criterion of evaluation for all areas under the Programme will be the scientific quality of the project, and for applied research projects – additionally - innovation-driven approach. The goal of the Programme is also to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between Poland and Norway. Mechanisms implemented to intensify this cooperation will include the mobility component, allowing the Polish and Norwegian R&D project partners to take advantage of each other’s research expertise.
Please be informed there will be no further calls for proposals opened in this financial period i.e. till 2017 of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.
- Norway Research Council: www.rcn.no/eea