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National research funding agencies

The Research Council of Norway - The Research Council works to promote high-calibre research of benefit to society at large. The Council's main strategy "Research Expands Frontiers" and various other strategy plans provide an important basis for activities designed to meet this objective.

RFBR - The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) supports the most active scientific and technical potential of the country, provides scientists of Russia with financial support, and realizes competitive funding mechanisms for scientific researches on the basis of expert estimates.

The Russian Human Science Fund - the funds' aims are the governmental support for the human science, the spread of human knowledge in the society, the revival of the national traditions of the human science.

VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems - is Sweden’s innovation agency. VINNOVA aims on strengthening Sweden’s innovativeness, aiding sustainable growth and benefiting society. VINNOVA invests around SEK 2 billion per year.

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) - funds research in science, engineering and medicine via grants totalling approximately SEK 600 million annually. This amount will be increased to SEK 1 billion annually starting in 2018.

STINT - the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education

The Swedish Research Council - is an authority within the Ministry of Education and Research. The Swedish Research Council has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences - is an independent organisation whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society.

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning - The mission of Formas is to promote and support basic research and need-driven research in the areas Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning.

The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences - is an independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants - represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare - Forte funds research for people’s health, working life and welfare. Forte is a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. Forte represents the strength and the power that our funding means for the Swedish research community and in the long run the development of the individual and society at large.

Danish Funding Programmes - Funding programmes for research and innovation

Innovation Fund Denmark - invests in new knowledge and technology creating growth and employment in Denmark

Business Finland is the Finnish innovation funding, trade, investment, and travel promotion organization. Business Finland research funding offers funding for research, product development, and many kinds of business development needs, especially for small and medium-sized companies. Large companies and research organizations can receive funding for joint projects with smaller companies.

Rannis - Administrator of main public competitive funds in the field of research and innovation in Iceland

Aurora database - For searching for funding opportunities in sciences, arts and culture. The database includes Finnish and foreign funding organisations and programmes, which are available for Finns or those residing in Finland.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) - EREF’s mission is to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve.

Creative Europe - Programme for Europe's cultural and creative sectors from 2014

The Nordic Culture Fund  - The Nordic Culture Fund’s primary aim is to promote and invest in Nordic cultural co-operation.

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