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Research Council Faroe Islands

Research Council Faroe Islands covers the Research Foundation, the Research Board, and the Secretariat.

Research Council Faroe Islands has two main working areas:

- to administer the Research Foundation which funds research, development and innovation

- to advise the government and industry on matters of research policy 

In addition, the Research Council hosts the Faroese National Contact Point service for Horizon 2020 and is the Bridgehead Organisation of the Faroese EURAXESS services.

 The Faroese Research Foundation

The Research Foundation is an independent institution with the main purpose of supporting research.

The Research Foundation receives an annual grant from the Faroese Parliament.

Grants for the Research Foundation in DKK 1000 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

6,180

6,680

6,980

6,930

6,930

6,582

6,582

6,582

7,000

6,500

7,500

7,500

 

Around 200 projects have been funded by the Research Foundation since 2002.  Nearly half of these are PhD projects. 

The Research Board

The Research Board has 7 members who are appointed for a period of 3 years. The Minister of Research appoints the Chair of the Board. 4 members are appointed by the Ministers of Health, Industry, Fisheries and Research respectively, and 2 members are appointed by the Faroese Employers´ Association and the Workers´ Unions respectively. 

List of board members

The Secretariat

Research Council Faroe Islands is housed ad Bryggjubakki, Tórshavn.

The postal address is: Bryggjubakki 12, P.O. 259, FO-110 Tórshavn.

Telephone +298 567800, email gransking@gransking.fo

Office hours: 9.00-16.00

List of staff