Financial support to research institutions and researchers

Norad does not provide any financial support to single projects, researchers or North-South research cooperation. Neither does Norad support researchers or master students applying for financial support to participate in a workshop, conference or doing a master thesis abroad.

Support for research projects

All support for research projects is channeled through research programmes administrated by The Research Council of Norway.

North-South institutional cooperation

The Norwegian Programme for Development, Research and Eduaction (NUFU) supports independent academic cooperation based on initiatives from researchers and institutions in the South and relevant institutional partners in Norway. For more information please contact the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU).

SIU also administrates Norad’s Programme for Master Studies (NOMA). NOMA is a programme for providing financial support to develop and run Master Degree Programmes in the South through collaboration between local and Norwegian Higher Education Institutions. 

  • Norwegian development support to education

    In 2009 Norway spent 1,7 billion NOK on education, which is 9,2 per cent of the total Norwegian development aid budget.

  • Financial support to research institutions and researchers

    Norad does not provide any financial support to single projects, researchers or North-South research cooperation. Neither does Norad support researchers or master students applying for financial support to participate in a workshop, conference or doing a master thesis abroad.