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Funding for research cooperation between Romania and the donor states

Do you have good ideas for research projects on renewable energy, health and food safety, environment or social sciences and humanities?

Under the research programme in Romania, €21.68 million is now available for joint research projects between Romanian researchers and partners from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Under the present call, funding is available for joint research projects in the following areas of research:

  • Renewable energy
  • Health and food safety
  • Environmental protection and management
  • Social sciences and humanities

Both basic research and applied research projects will be eligible for financing in all thematic areas.
More details are to be found in the call document published on the website of the programme operator, the Romanian Ministry of National Education.

Addressing the health status of Roma
The programme will provide financial support to projects that address the health status and living conditions of the Roma population in Romania. At least 10 % of the total budget of the programme shall support projects that will improve the situation of the Roma population.

Up to €3 million shall be allocated to projects in the area of renewable energy.  

Cooperation is key
All projects will all have a Romanian project promoter and a partner from Iceland, Liechtenstein and/or Norway.  

The objective of the programme is to enhance research-based knowledge development in Romania through research cooperation between Romania and the EEA States Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Read more about the programme.

How can I get involved?
The Research Council of Norway and the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) are involved in the programme as donor programme partners and may facilitate partnerships.

The Research Council of Norway has a partnership database where you can register.

Research programmes in seven countries  
Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have made available €130 million for research cooperation with seven countries – Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Romania. Read more.