Independent basic research projects - Humanities and Social Sciences (FRIHUMSAM):
The funding scheme for independent projects (FRIPRO) comprises a national competitive arena for research funding for projects in all fields and disciplines.
The FRIPRO scheme will promote:
- scientific quality at the forefront of international research;
- boldness in scientific thinking and innovation;
- careers for young research talents.
Grants are awarded on the basis of the scientific merit of the project. Boldness in scientific thinking and scientific innovation demonstrated in the proposals will also be important when assessing grant applications.
The FRIPRO scheme seeks to increase international mobility among researchers in the early stages of their careers, and to help Norwegian applicants compete successfully in international funding schemes. It is therefore expected that research fellows in FRIPRO projects will incorporate a stay abroad into their fellowship period, and that project managers of funded Researcher Projects and Young Research Talents projects will apply for grants from the European Research Council (ERC).