The aim of the Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE) Programme is to increase the scientific quality, efficiency, competitiveness and visibility of Nordic research through enhanced collaboration between Nordic countries. A NCoE consists of prominent research groups from at least three Nordic countries, forming a physical or virtual centre with common objectives and coordination. A Nordic Centres of Excellence within this call is expected to cover topic areas of
one or several of the following keywords:
- Adaptation supported by effect studies
- Adaptation to the consequences of climate change concerning land, coastal areas, or cities
- Opportunities that climate change might open for the Nordic countries
Effects of climate change can include impacts on nature, ecosystems, society and economy.
The Programme is a combination of natural/technical science and social science/humanities, and interdisciplinary applications will be encouraged. Participants from industry, policy makers and societal actors should be included in
the NCoE when relevant. Societal impact is important.
The Top-level Research Initiative intends to fund 3-4 Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoEs) on Effect studies and Adaptation to Climate Change. The total budget of the call is 90 MNOK over 5 years. The application procedure is in two stages and the deadline for applications to the first stage is March 3rd 2010 (16:00 CET).

For more info please check out the To Level Research Intiative website here

Contact persons:
Simone Heinz, Senior adviser Michael Andersson, Senior adviser
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Phone: +47 908 45 382 Phone: +47 941 68 547