The aim of the call is to strengthen international competitiveness and facilitate the development of excellent Nordic research environments. The call is initiated to support research-based university cooperation across the Nordic region, to increase researcher mobility, enhance capacity and competence building and thereby the excellence and significance of Nordic research cooperation.
Available budget is NOK 300 million (NOK 100 million from NordForsk and NOK 200 million provided by the institutions). The total NordForsk funding allocated to the call is maximum NOK 20 million annually and will be available for 5 years, 2024-2028. Each university consortium may receive NOK 4 million in NordForsk funding per year.
Each university consortium must provide resources equalling twice the amount of funding sought from NordForsk.