NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe) is an ERA-NET which focuses on interlinking national funding agencies and developing funding activities in the field of social sciences. The FWF is participating in the NORFACE transnational call for research projects in the field of " Democratic Governance in a turbulent Age". Proposals submitted to NORFACE must involve researchers from at least three participating countries, and the projects are subject to a maximum duration of three years. The programme follows a two-stage application procedure (outline proposal stage, full proposal stage).

Participating countries/organisations

  • Austria: Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)
  • Belgium: Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
  • Czech Republic: Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Denmark: Danish Social Science Research Council (DSSRC)
  • Estonia: Estonian Research Council (ETAG)
  • Finland: Academy of Finland (AKA)
  • France: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
  • Germany: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Iceland: Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís)
  • Ireland: Irish Research Council (IRC)
  • Lithuania: Research Council of Lithuania (RCL)
  • Luxembourg: Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
  • Netherlands: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Norway: Research Council of Norway (RCN)
  • Poland: National Science Center (NCN)
  • Portugal: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
  • Slovenia: Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)
  • Spain: State Research Agency (AEI)
  • Sweden: Swedish Research Council (VR)
  • Switzerland: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • UK: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Role of FWF:
partner organisation