The Nordic countries have adopted ambitious energy and climate goals, in some cases even beyond EU targets, to reduce carbon emissions and the dependence of fossil fuels. In the effort to achieve these goals, a lot can be gained from Nordic and international collaboration. With this call for planning grants, Nordic Energy Research aspires to facilitate this process by bringing researchers and other relevant actors together, and support them in the planning of proposals for international calls.

Nordic Energy Research is seeking innovative, high-quality, cross-disciplinary pre-proposals on topics of relevance to corresponding international calls, such as the EU programme Horizon 2020 (e.g. Energy efficiency, Smart and clean energy for consumers), initiatives related to the EU (e.g. ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems, SOLAR-ERA.NET) or other relevant calls with themes regarding renewable energy, energy systems, sustainable energy transition and similar topics in the energy area.

The total funding available for this call is NOK 800 000, and each pre-proposal may at a maximum apply for a planning grant of NOK 50 000.

Incoming applications will be assessed continuously and successful pre-proposals will receive funding shortly after they have been approved. The call closes when the total available funding has been distributed, or no later than 30 November 2018 14:00 CET.

Read the full call text and apply here.