The steering committee comprised of representatives of the governing bodies of the Research Council and SIU has in its meeting on 16 November 2016 decided to fund 20 projects.
Updated: December 2016
The objective of the INTPART programme is to develop world-class research and education in Norway. The programme will create a framework for expanding cooperation between research groups considered to be at the international forefront today or that are believed to have the potential to become world leaders in their fields in the future.
The programme will lay a foundation that enables such research groups to establish/develop long-term relations with strong academic groups in the priority countries of Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, China, Russia, South Africa and the USA. The programme will help to increase the extent and enhance the quality and relevance of scientific cooperation with selected countries, in particular by establishing strong ties between higher education and research cooperation. It will also pave the way for cooperation with the business and public sectors, when relevant. The programme will ensure that its portfolio covers all eight countries and encompasses both new and established partnerships.
The programme will provide funding for the establishment and further development of formalised institutional cooperation on research and higher education. In addition to including relevant academic partners, the collaborative activities should also involve both strategic leadership and administration, and be reflected in the strategic plans of the applicant institution. Educational cooperation must be integrated as far as possible in the institution’s other educational programmes, and must comprise activities that extend beyond collaboration between individual researchers and doctoral candidates.
Previous Calls for Proposals
The deadline for the first call for proposals was 27 May 2015.
By the deadline, SIU and RCN had received 47 eligible applications. A total of 19 research groups were awarded funding.