NER issues a Call for Proposals for Planning Grants within Energy Research 2019

Deadline: 29 November 2019

Nordic Energy Research (NER) has issued a call for proposals for its “planning grants within energy research”.

NER is seeking innovative, high quality, cross-disciplinary pre-proposals on relevant topics corresponding to existing international calls on themes relating to renewable energy, energy systems, sustainable energy transition and similar energy-related topics.

All Nordic countries have adopted ambitious climate goals, in some cases even beyond EU targets. In a common effort to achieve these, much can be gained from Nordic and international collaboration. NER aspires to facilitate this process by bringing researchers and other relevant actors together, with a vision of extensive Nordic cooperation in world-class energy research and development.


  • To further strengthen the Nordic countries position within the EU, as well as within international research, NER intends to support Nordic researchers in the planning of proposals for international calls. Funding will be provided to cover expenses related to the preparation and submission of a full proposal during a specified research call.
  • The research consortiums are invited to submit their proposals to international calls such as the EU program Horizon 2020 (eg Energy efficiency , Smart and clean energy for consumers ) or initiatives related to the EU (eg ERA-net Smart Energy Systems, SOLAR-ERA .NET ) or other relevant calls with themes regarding renewable energy, energy systems, sustainable energy transition and similar themes in the energy area.

Grant Information          

  • Each pre-proposal may apply for a grant of NOK 50,000 during this call.
  • The funding available for this call is NOK 650 000.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, the following conditions must include:

  • Proposals must be submitted in English and follow the structure in the application form available on the NordForsk Call and Application portal.
  • Only attachments are requested in the application form.
  • One planning grant may be awarded per planned proposal.
  • Proposals must incorporate participants from legal entities into at least two Nordic countries.
  • The applicant legal entity must be based in a Nordic country.
  • The participants must be based at institutions of higher education, other research institutions, public or private enterprises or other organizations with a strong research focus.
  • The project partners that will receive funding in the project must be eligible for de minimizes state aid under European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013.

Assessment Criteria

Applications for planning grants will be assessed on the basis of the planned proposal’s potential for success during the corresponding call. The following criteria will be used:

  • Quality of the planned project, relevance to the corresponding call and innovativeness.
  • Expected impact of the project.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL announces 2019 Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement

Bureau of INL announces “Logistics, Travel and Support for Law Enforcement and Rule of Law Programs in the Caribbean” Program

U.S. Department of Labor announces Equal Access to Quality Jobs for Women and Girls in Agriculture (EQUAL) Project – Colombia

British Embassy in Phnom Penh seeking Proposals to Support Democratic and Sustainable Development

Mobility Fund for Civil Society Organisation Experts in the Black Sea Region

U.S. Embassy in Skopje inviting Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations for “Building Community Resilience” Program

World Wild Fund inviting Applicants for Professional Development Grants

Bureau of NEA/AC and U.S. Embassy Tunis Assistance Unit seeking Applications for Tunisia Civil Society Accelerator (EXCEL)

Submit Proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Zimbabwe

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of ILAB announces Driven Labor Law Enforcement Centers in Colombia

Call for Proposals: Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund in Iraq

Funding Call to Support the Deployment of Tailored and Quality Learning Offer for Low-skilled / Low-qualified Adults

2020 Innovation Fund Leading to Social, Health, Environmental and/or Economic Benefits for Canadians

Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) Community Network- United States

Embassy of Canada to Morocco and Mauritania announces Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2019-20

Small Grants Program for Fighting against Infectious Diseases affecting Developing Countries

Nominations Open for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award

Call for Applications: Curator’s Exchange Program

APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize 2019 Nominations now open

EU announces EIDHR- Country Based Support Scheme in Eritrea

Humanitarian Assistance Program (HA) for Beninese

UKRI inviting Mental Health Network Plus Engagement and Impact Coordinator Program

Women’s Fund Asia announces Call for Applications 2019–20 under the “Environmental Justice”

Fluxus Art Projects for France & UK based Non-profit Organisations