Young Research Talent receiving NOK 300 million

An additional NOK 50 million per year has been awarded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research for the Research Council of Norway's category Young Research Talent. 

Facts

Young Research Talent

An application category under the FRIPRO funding scheme. Researchers aged 39 or younger (as of the deadline expiry date of 29 May 2013) were eligible to seek funding of NOK 3?7 million to establish their own research group. Decisions regarding funding awards under the FRIPRO scheme’s ordinary budget will be taken in December 2013. Decisions regarding grant awards under the special scheme for Young Research Talent will be determined shortly thereafter.

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The amount is being matched by the country's eight universities. 

The money will be given to excellent young researchers and is part of the government's commitment to this particular group.

“This is another major boost for the Research Council's funding scheme for independent basic research projects (FRIPRO) and will give much-needed support to our young, talented researchers,” says Arvid Hallén, Director General of the Research Council.

If you would like to read the full press release, please visit The Research Council of Norway's website. 

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