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Research funding

Internal funding and support schemes

HiOA can provide several internal funding and support schemes for research groups and researchers - both at the faculty /centre and centrally. The funding is meant to contribute to position and strengthen our research groups nationally and internationally.

Please do also take note of the numerous external funding schemes that serve the same purpose, see external funding opportunities.

Relevant internal announcements at the faculty / centre

Relevant internal announcements centrally

  • Seed funding
  1. Strategy funding from the R&D committee
  2. VIE funding
  3. Seed funding
  4. Opportunities abroad (overseas scholarships and stays abroad)
  5. Internationalisation funding
  6. Open Access

Strategy funding from the R&D committee

The R&D committee is annually announcing central strategy funding to which UF employees at HiOA may apply. Relevant activities in previous announcements include publishing scholarships and support for the preparation of applications for external funding.

VIE funding

The R&D sections are annually announcing the strategy funding “Innovation and new product development". They are earmarked for projects that support wealth creation, commercialisation, innovation and entrepreneurship. In the meeting of 03/17/2016, the R&D committee decided to distributed the fundings for 2016 as follows:

For employees kr. 400.000,-.

For students kr. 100.000,-.

The applications are received continuously and will be processed administratively.

Seed funding

The research programmes (HOV and Storby) are normally announcing funding meant for research projects at HiOA in their initial phase as well as activities that contribute to build new interdisciplinary research. All UF employees at HiOA may apply for seed funding.

Employees at all faculties /centres at HiOA may apply for seed money, as long as the application is relevant to HOV’s research field.

Opportunities abroad

  • Overseas scholarships for PhD and postdocs. HiOA offers overseas scholarships in order to stimulate increased international research experience and to encourage the academic environments’ involvement in international research networks. Who will be entitled to the scholarships may vary, see Overseas Scholarships 2017.
  • Exchange for employees. HiOA offers stays abroad in the form of teacher exchanges, internships and language courses. The offer is managed by the Section for internationalisation. Deadlines are 15 February, 15 May and 15 October

Internationalisation funding

Internationalisation funding from the R&D section. HiOA offers support to environments who wish to position themselves internationally and to seek EU’s research programmes. The offer is managed by the R&D section.

Open Access

Both Norwegian and international research funders require that the research must be available on the internet. The results must be published in Open Access, whether by depositing (self-archiving) the article in the open archive or by publishing directly in Open Access journals.

If you wish to publish in Open Access journals, but lack the money for the publishing expenses (article processing charge - APC), you may apply for funding for the payment of the publication fee.



Fakultet for lærerutdanning og internasjonale studier

Forskning og utvikling ved LUI

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Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap

FoU-seksjonen ved Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap

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Fakultet for teknologi, kunst og design

FoU ved Fakultet for teknologi, kunst og design

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