Norwegian Grant Schemes

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Norwegian Grant schemes

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Norwegian grant ecosystem consists of various actors who provide funding for different projects and initiatives in Norway, the European Union (EU), and outside the EU. These actors include the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, private foundations, and other organizations.


Over the last 5 years, the Norwegian government has allocated significant funding to various areas, including research and innovation, climate change, development aid, and cultural exchange. For example, the Research Council of Norway allocated over NOK 10 billion (approximately $1.2 billion USD) in funding in 2020 for research and innovation projects in Norway and abroad. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also provided significant funding for development aid initiatives, with over NOK 35 billion (approximately $4.1 billion USD) allocated for 2020.


In addition to government funding, private foundations and organizations also provide significant support for various projects and initiatives in Norway and abroad. For example, the Kavli Trust, a Norwegian foundation, has allocated over NOK 1 billion (approximately $117 million USD) in funding over the last 5 years to support research, culture, and humanitarian initiatives.


For further reading on the Norwegian grant ecosystem and its funding allocations over the last 5 years, you can refer to the websites of the relevant actors, including the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (, the Research Council of Norway (, Innovation Norway (, and private foundations such as the Kavli Trust (