New partner in NORFACE: FNR from Luxembourg

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) recently joined the NORFACE Network. FNR is the main funder of research activities in Luxembourg. It invests public funds and private donations into research projects in various branches of science and the humanities, with an emphasis on selected core strategic areas. NORFACE is delighted that FNR has joined the network in order to further develop international research cooperation in the social sciences. For more information about FNR, please vi...
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First joint statement on knowledge exchange and valorization

HERA, NORFACE and the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) are pleased to announce their cooperation in exploring how funding agencies encourage collaboration between researchers and non-academic stakeholders. In a joint statement, the three international research agency networks commit to articulating the importance of valorisation and how joint learning and sharing best practices can be utilized to advance international research collaboration in the social sciences and humanities. The aim of this co...
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Development new research programmes NORFACE

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The NORFACE Network Board is developing two new research programmes: ERA-NET Cofund Dynamics of (In)equality during the Life Course (DIAL) and ERA-NET Cofund Transformations To Sustainability (T2S). With the input of the workshops that were held in May and September the outlines of the two programmes are being designed and will be on the agenda of the NORFACE Network Board Meeting in Lisbon on 23 and 24 November. The main focus of the Dynamics of (In)equality during the Life Course programme ...
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New partner in NORFACE: SNSF from Switzerland

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) recently joined the NORFACE Network. Mandated by the federal government, SNSF supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. The SNSF is Switzerland’s foremost research funding organisation and finances over 3,400 projects involving 14,000 researchers each year. NORFACE is delighted that SNSF has joined the network in order to further develop international research cooperation in th...
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NordForsk and NORFACE join forces

NordForsk has made a commitment to the NORFACE Network and will as an observer support the work being conducted in the NORFACE network. Possibilities of co-financing the NORFACE joint programmes are currently being explored. NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers that provides funding for Nordic research cooperation as well as advice and input on Nordic research policy. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland are memb...
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Sharing best practices and inter-agency learning in NORFACE

The NORFACE network is a relevant platform for sharing thoughts about both national and international research collaboration and research policies, and learning from each other”s best practices and experiences. The NORFACE partners have been involved in best practice studies that have helped the partner councils to familiarise themselves with each other”s research activities and deepen the cooperation. The Impact of NORFACE To ensure the success of NORFACE, it is important to learn from the ...
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NORFACE IN HORIZON 2020

At its next Network Board meeting, early 2014, the NORFACE partners will discuss future activities and a redefined role in the European and global funding landscape. The launch of the new European funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, and its impact on NORFACE will be discussed. Discussions on cooperation with Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA), League of European Research Universities (LERU), the European Commission and non-European partners are on the age...
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NCN joined the NORFACE Network

The National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki, NCN) joined the NORFACE Network in the summer of 2012, and is the most recent member of NORFACE. The National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki, NCN) is a government executive agency set up to fund basic research and is supervised by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The NCN was officially opened on 4 March 2011 and since then it has launched 15 funding programmes.   The National Science Centre is an agenc...
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NORFACE II Workshops

The NORFACE Workshops on 'Delivering the ERA in the Social Sciences/Preparing for Horizon 2020' and 'Collaborative Research with Emerging Science Nations' took place on 29nd and 30th October 2012 in Edinburgh. The Workshop was a joint activity of the European funding organisations cooperating in the framework of NORFACE. Through these workshop NORFACE brought together researchers, stakeholders en policymakers in order to discuss recent national and international strategic initiatives with the...
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