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 Norwegian institutions may be partners. Call expected: Autumn 2019.

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 Norwegian Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice is for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Norway who would like to spend up to 12 months in the United States. Deadline: 11 November 2019.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications on innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions. Deadline: 13 November 2019.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for two-year collaborative pilot projects focused on the role of inflammation in maintaining health and triggering disease. Deadline: 19 November 2019.

EDCTP has published serveral calls targeting poverty-related infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. Deadlines in October and November 2019.

The Public Library of Science (PLOS), the Center for Open Science (COS), and Flu Lab invite the influenza research community to “empty the file drawers” and contribute to a thorough aggregation of open and accessible findings. Deadline: 30 November 2019.

Academic employees and students at UiO can apply UiO:Life Science for funds for partially financing of open events that are in line with the initiative's strategy. The next application deadline is 1 December 2019.


The German-Norwegian Study Centre in Kiel (DNSZ) provides funds within the framework of its Seed Money Budget, in order to support cooperation between German and Norwegian academics in all fields. Deadline: Friday 6th December 2019

Romanian-Norwegian research teams are invited to apply for funding for collaborative research projects. Deadline: 16 Decmeber 2019.

UiO: Life Science may support projects at UiO that are in line with the UiO:Life Science strategy for research and education. Deadline: open-ended.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for a new RFA for collaborative pilot projects to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches for addressing key challenges in the biology of neurodegenerative diseases. Deadline: January 14, 2020

ITN supports joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, made by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. Deadline: 14 January 2020.

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.

Check out the upcoming calls from EU's "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" programme with deadlines 7 April 2020 and 22 April 2020.