Deadline: 3 May 2016
The Nordic Council of Ministers in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, is currently accepting proposals for its joint Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Research.
The programme intends to promote multifaceted contacts in the fields of education and research in the interest of sustainable social and economic development in Russia and the Nordic countries. By funding Nordic-Russian cooperation between educational institutions and research organisations, the programme aims to improve the direct links between the institutions and organisations involved, and thereby initiate long-term partnerships.
The objective of this call for proposals is to enhance Nordic-Russian cooperation in Nordic Centres of Excellence and research projects funded by NordForsk.
The funding will be granted for expenses related to Nordic-Russian research collaboration, e.g.
- joint studies;
- mobility and networking;
- join data collection and comparative analysis;
- joint use of infrastructures;
- joint method development;
- joint pilot projects;
- joint conferences/seminars/workshops/courses;
- joint dissemination activities and user involvement.
The Nordic budget for this call is approximately NOK 8.5 million. The maximum amount of Nordic funding that may be sought is NOK 3 million.
- The formal main applicant must be the project leader of the relevant existing NCoE/research project. The participating members in the joint activities may be any researchers involved in the NCoEs or research projects funded by NordForsk.
- The applicant must have a Russian co-applicant committed to investing its own resources in the collaboration, and this should be confirmed by a Letter of Support attached to the application.
- The eligible main Russian partner institutions:
- Accredited higher education institutions in Russia under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
- Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
- Federal research institutes;
- Universities participating in Project 5-100;
- Research organisations receiving Russian public funding;
- Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University.
- Network partners may be research institutes, non-governmental organisations, public agencies, or public and private organisations in the Nordic countries and Russia.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their proposals electronically through the application portal.
For more information, please visit Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme.