OPEN CALL for networking activities

The aim of the call is to promote Nordic collaboration among researchers from the agricultural sectors by networking activities including conferences and seminars.


Focus areas of the call: Agriculture and climate

Successful proposals could relate to either of the following focal areas:

a) Soil as a carbon sink
b) Alternative proteins
c) Arctic agriculture and climate
d) Extreme weather

We also encourage networks with focus on other aspects of Nordic agriculture and food research to apply for funding.

The aim of the call is to:

  • increase Nordic regional synergy within agriculture and food research*
  • establish better contact between the agriculture and food research* communities in the Nordic countries
  • strengthen North European agriculture and food research* and networking
  • encourage Nordic researchers and institutions to apply for funding from larger funds like e.g. Horizon 2020 or similar activities.

* Including animal health and welfare and reindeer husbandry.

Features of funded networks

Participants in submitted networks should represent at least three countries consisting of three research institutions in the Nordic** region. Successful applicants may receive funds from NKJ of up to 200 000 SEK for activities over the course of two years, covering at most 50% of the total budget for the network.

** Nordic is defined as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands.

Network outputs

…should be useful for the Nordic community and should include knowledge exchange across national borders through e.g. arranging workshops, seminars, scientific meetings or open conferences. Networks could also produce peer-reviewed scientific papers, design policy recommendations based on research findings, write large-scale research funding applications, and create or maintain databases or websites.

Application form

Extended information about the call conditions

Deadline for application submission is January 15th 2020 at 12:00 CET.