The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

The Research Council of Norway (RCN) serve as a common public administrative and allocating agency for all disciplines and segments within the research sector. RCN is Norway's official body for the development and implementation of national research strategy and reporting to the Norwegian government. RCN is responsible for enhancing Norway's knowledge base and for promoting basic and applied research and innovation to help meet research needs within society and works actively to encourage international research cooperation. In 2015, The Research Council of Norway's total budget amounts to NOK 8 483 million. The Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Trade and Industry are the most important contributors to the budget of the Research Council of Norway.

The Research Council of Norway comprises four research divisions, one division for administrative affairs and an executive staff organized directly under the Director General. The Research Council has approx. 450 employees.

Contact Person: Pål Sigurd Malm, e-mail: