Funding opportunities

Relevant funding opportunities and sources for medical and health research.

KAPPA is a new research program between EEA (Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein) and the Czech Republic. Proposals must be submitted by Czech institutions, while institutions from the EEA are partners. Deadline: 27 February 2020.

New COST networks within Medicine and Health were launched in June 2019. Norwegian researchers may apply to join them, contacting the Research Council of Norway preferably by 30 June 2019, but later applications are also possible.

The Innovative Medicines Initiative IMI2 plans to launch the next round of calls in January 2020. The calls are expected to be published on 21 January and 23 June 2020.

EuroNanoMed (ENM) is an ERA-NET on Nanomedicine established since 2008 as a platform for funding agencies and ministries. Deadline: 21 January, 2020

Norwegian Centennial Chair (NOCC) aims to promote cooperation in research and academic education between University of Oslo (UiO) and University of Minnesota (UM) by strengthening and expanding existing, and by facilitating new transatlantic collaborations in cutting-edge research.

The Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from nine Norwegian universities. Deadline: April 1, 2020

The Norwegian Cancer Society in collaboration with Dam Foundation invites applications for cancer research. The deadline for pre-application is: 31 January 2020.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation’s vision is to improve the lives of people through better health, education and the development of a knowledge-based sustainable society. 


UNIFOR-FRIMED supports free, basic and longterm research in medicine. Coming deadline for applications is 15 February 2020

DAM Foundation (previously Extrastiftelsen) distributes profits from the TV lottery draw to research. This year's application deadline for research projects is 17 February 2020. Note that all applications must be sent via member organisations with their own, earlier deadlines.

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research has announced a call targeting evidence gaps in child and adolescent mental health. Deadline pre-proposals: 28 February 2020.

The Throne-Holst Foundation promotes research in human nutrition and related sciences in Norway and Sweden. Annually the foundation awards approximately 1-2 million SEK to researchers. Next deadline is 1 March 2020.

To promote biomedical and health research in the field of disease related neuroscience, the 'Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research' (NEURON) has been established under the ERA-NET. Under this mechanism, an international joint call will be launched on January 8th, 2020. Deadline: March 10, 2020.

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) funds teams of 2-4 scientists from different countries and disciplines to focus on problems in the life sciences. Upcoming deadline for application registration is 19 March 2020, deadline for submission: 30 March 2020.

ERA-CVD has announced a joint transnational call on prevention of vascular cognitive impairment through early detection of cardiovascular diseases. Deadline: 2nd April 2020.