Funding programmes

Faroese Research Foundation  

Research Council Faroe Islands offers funding for research, open for applications once a year in mid February.

Funding may be granted for research:

- carried out by a Faroese researcher, or
- carried out in cooperation with a Faroese research institute, or
- considered significant in a Faroese context

Marine Research in the North Atlantic Ocean

Research Council Faroe Islands has been assigned to administer a research programme funded by the Danish government on marine research in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The aim of the programme is to generate new knowledge on the marine environment which may contribute to create solutions to challenges like the oceanic heat transport towards the North East Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic, the separation between upper and deeper water masses, growth and recruitment potential for commercially important fish stocks, and acidification of the ocean.

The programme also aims to promote cooperation between the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark on marine research. Only research institutes from these three countries can benefit from the programme. 

The application deadline for the 2021 Call for applications is June 21st, 2021. The next deadline will be announced in early March 2022.

Health Insurance Fund

The Faroese Research Council administers the Health Insurance Fund which funds research and development in the medical field.

Researchers can in association with research institutes in the Faroe Islands apply for funding for projects which can develop the medical field in the Faroe Islands. All funding must be used in the Faroe Islands, except expenses for travelling and conferences.

There are no funds available for this programme at the moment.

Funding for publications

The Faroese Research Foundation administers funding for publication of Faroese scientific work.

Funding is primarily given to Open Access publication of peer reviewed scientific projects promoting Faroese scientific work.

Funding for Horizon applications 

The Faroese Research Foundation may grant up to DKK 35,000 for expenses arising from preparing applications from the Horizon  funding scheme.

Research institutes and private companies can apply for funding. Funding is only given when several parties participate in the application.  

There are no funds available for this programme at the moment.

Funding for industrial research

The Faroese Research Foundation in 2018 offered funds for industrial research. Funds could be given to projects which have a general benefit for Faroese industry.

There are no funds available for this programme at the moment.

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