NordForsk funding opportunity – Nordic Research Infrastructure Networks

NordForsk is announcing a call for proposals for funding of up to eight Nordic networks. Link to the call. The aim of the call is to support Nordic research infrastructure networks that strengthen Nordic cooperation on a specific, large-scale international research infrastructure project, including activities to increase joint Nordic use of international research facilities; provision of resources or services; and use of e-infrastructures and knowledge resources such as collections, archives, databases, etc. The network should build and expand Nordic competence and generate added value through exchange of experience with regard to best practice and efficient use of technologies and procedures, including potential harmonisation processes at the Nordic level. Finally, the network should aim to become a Nordic platform, thereby facilitating more coordinated Nordic participation in international research infrastructure projects.

A NordForsk research infrastructure network may receive a maximum of NOK 500 000 to be used over a period of 1-3 years.

The funding should primarily be used for networking activities such as travel and meeting expenses.

Applications should be submitted no later than 21 February at 12:00 CET. Decisions will be made in the course of March 2014. Research infrastructure networks allocated funding are expected to start their activities late spring 2014.