This call is now closed. The following is for information only.

NordForsk, together with the ESRC and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is issuing a call within the Nordic Societal Security Programme. The application deadline is 15 March 2016.

The funding available for this transnational call is set at €4.2 million and we expect to fund up to five projects, subject to quality, with a minimum duration of three years and a maximum of four years.

The scheme is open to applications from eligible researchers based at universities or research institutes in three or more of the subscribing countries, including at least one non‐Nordic country. Researchers based at institutions located in the following countries are eligible to apply for funding, irrespective of their nationality, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the UK.

Thematic framework

The remit of this call is to explore research questions on society, integrity and cyber‐security. This highly topical theme seeks approaches from a variety of perspectives and social science disciplines, and enables and encourages multidisciplinary research. 

Proposals are invited for joint projects under the following priority themes, addressing key issues where true added value can be gained from collaboration. Through consultation with the research community in participating countries, the following research themes have been identified:

  • Governance, norms and regulatory approaches
  • Understanding behaviours
  • Surveillance, privacy and data protection

Interdisciplinary research that cuts across the three themes is highly encouraged.

All applications must be submitted via the NordForsk Application Portal.

Closing date for applications is 15 March 2016.