Procedures for the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences
Procedures for NFR and RFF applications
As part of the work to bring in good applications to NFR (The Research Council of Norway) and RFF (Regional Research Funds in Norway) from the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, the Faculty administration has established R&D support functions to assist applicants with the process. An assessment of the applications sent from the Faculty in recent years shows that there is a potential for improvement that we hope these, and potentially other services, can contribute to realising.
All applications which are sent from the Faculty to NFR and RFF must go via the Faculty administration, which has assignments connected to application writing. The exact kind of support that is needed will vary according to project type, the applicant´s experience, the specific requirements of the call for proposals etc. The project manager should, at a point early in the process, clarify with his/her manager that the application can be sent and, further to this, what the department/Faculty can contribute with by its own efforts. The R&D administration at the Faculty will take co-responsibility for bringing in or referring to central support functions as necessary. Tasks are distributed and a plan made for how work together on the application can commence before submission.
Examples of tasks which can benefit from assistance:
Assessment of the call for proposals
Assessment of funding
Checking formal requirements and procedures
Assessment of project composition, organisation and process
Coordination of application work
Information and help applying for internal support funds (PUS)
Help setting up and filling out the application form
Advice about project formulation
A draft of the project description which also includes a work schedule and plans for publication must be available four weeks before the deadline at the latest.
Eli Andås and/or Christine Svarstad are to have access to the application in the NFR portal, and can offer assistance with entering budgets etc.