Independent basic research projects - Medicine, Health Sciences and Biology (FRIMEDBIO)
Personal Overseas Research Grants are available for project managers of Young Research Talents projects and FRIPRO-funded research fellows. The call for proposals for Personal Overseas Research Grants is open-ended.
The funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) comprises a national competitive arena for research funding for projects in all fields and disciplines.
The FRIPRO scheme will promote:
- scientific quality at the forefront of international research;
- boldness in scientific thinking and innovation;
- careers for young research talents.
Grants are awarded on the basis of the scientific merit of the project. Boldness in scientific thinking and scientific innovation demonstrated in the proposals will also be important when assessing grant applications.
The FRIPRO scheme seeks to increase international mobility among researchers in the early stages of their careers and to help Norwegian applicants compete successfully under international funding schemes. It is therefore expected that research fellows under FRIPRO projects will incorporate a stay abroad into their fellowship period and that project managers of funded Researcher Projects and Young Research Talents projects will apply for grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Project managers of funded FRIPRO Toppforsk projects must apply for an ERC grant to be eligible to apply for FRIPRO funding again in a subsequent funding round.
The FRIPRO scheme employs the following application types:
- FRIPRO Toppforsk
- Researcher Project
- Young Research Talents
- FRIPRO Mobility Grant
- Support for Events
- Personal Overseas Research Grant
- Project Establishment Support
FRIPRO Toppforsk is designed to give dynamic research groups the opportunity to develop and become internationally leading in their field. Funding for FRIPRO Toppforsk projects was announced in 2015 and 2017, with an application deadline in May. No new call for proposals for this application type is planned.
Researcher Projects are projects led by established researchers with experience well beyond a post-doctoral period. Funding for Researcher Projects is announced annually, with an application deadline in April/May.
Young Research Talents is targeted towards young researchers in the early stages of their careers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality. Funding for Young Research Talents projects is announced annually, with an application deadline in April/May.
The FRIPRO Mobility Grant is a three-year grant. The first two years are to be spent at a research institution abroad with the third year at a research institution in Norway. Funding for FRIPRO Mobility Grants is announced annually, with an application deadline in April/May.
Support for Events may be sought for larger-scale international researcher conferences that are arranged on a regular, rotating basis between different countries. Funding for Support for Events is announced annually, with an application deadline in April/May.
Personal Overseas Research Grants are available for project managers of Young Research Talents projects and FRIPRO-funded research fellows. The call for proposals for Personal Overseas Research Grants is open-ended (applications may be submitted throughout the year).
Further information is available on the FRIPRO webpages and in the calls for proposals under the specific requirements and guidelines for the relevant application type.
Grant applications must be submitted to one of the following activities:
- Independent Projects – Humanities and Social Sciences (FRIHUMSAM)
- Independent Projects – Medicine, Health Sciences and Biology (FRIMEDBIO)
- Independent Projects – Mathematics, Physical Science and Technology (FRINATEK)
The grant proposal will be processed by the activity to which it has been submitted. If the grant proposal addresses topics in the interface between two activities, the Research Council may, in consultation with the applicant, decide to redirect the proposal for processing under another FRIPRO activity.
For more information about the FRIPRO scheme and the grant application review process, please see the FRIPRO webpages.
Projects with funding
At present, these projects have received funding from FRIMEDBIO. The overview provides access to summaries and other key information on all the projects under the programme. (The overview may contain information in Norwegian.)
This programme/activity normally accepts grant applications from:
The FRIPRO scheme only accepts grant applications from Norwegian research institutions (see the Research Council’s definition and specification of the concept “research institution”, link to the PDF file at right) and Nordic research-performing institutions funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers or with public funding from at least three Nordic countries, including Norway. Please note that Nordic institutions are only eligible to submit grant applications for Researcher Projects.
The FRIPRO scheme is an open-ended funding scheme and the budget is determined annually. The budget for the individual calls for proposals is stipulated in the call for the activity in question.