Calls for proposals

The Ministry's announcements of grants and calls for proposals.

Grant scheme



Western Balkans – call for proposals 2018
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby announces an opportunity to apply for grants under the grant scheme for the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro og Serbia).

The Ministry of Foreign Affair's Grants Portal must be used by all applicants.


17 April 2018

Development and Disarmament 2017
The overriding objective of the grant scheme is to strengthen and promote the implementation of international frameworks for nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

The priorities for this grant scheme are set out in the Storting's approval of the Ministry's budget proposal (Prop. 1 S) on a yearly basis.

The competition for grants is considerable. The Ministry sets strict requirements for applicants' expertise in the field, administrative capacity, financial management, results, and cost-effectiveness. Funding under this scheme is to comply with the OECD/DAC criteria for ODA (official development assistance).

The grant scheme is included in the Ministry's application portal: Development and disarmament


 25 August 2017

Grant scheme for global security measures
The Ministry wants to enhance our global security by combat radicalisation and violent extremism, reduce illicit trace and organised crime, prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and promote transatlantic security and Nato Cooperation.

Call for proposals 



Grants North-Caucasus - call for proposals
The overriding objectives of the grant scheme are to support democratic development and compliance with international human rights and strengthen civil society in North-Caucasus.

Call for proposals


31 March 2017


Grants for projects in ODA-approved OSCE countries in Eurasia The main objectives of the grant scheme are democratic and social development in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (Eurasia). The priority sectors of the grant scheme are described in the annual call for proposals.

Call for proposals.


31 March 2017


Disarmament and Counter-Terrorism
The aim of this grant scheme is to support the UN global counter-terrorism strategy and disarmament and non-proliferation efforts by the UN system and civil society. International organisations, including UN bodies, voluntary organisations and research institutions are welcome to apply.



No specific date

International cultural engagement 

The objective of the grant scheme is to enhance Norwegian cultural professionals and practitioners' international opportunities, expand their networks and enable them to take part in global developments in their fields, so that they can also contribute to a vibrant and dynamic arts and culture scene in Norway.

The target group is arts and culture institutions and organisations, the arts industry, and cultural professionals and practitioners that are established in Norway.

The priorities for this grant scheme are set out in the Storting's approval of the Ministry's budget proposal (Prop. 1 S) on a yearly basis, and the availability of funding is therefore subject to the annual appropriation in the national budget.


Travel grants for artists resident in Norway
Travel grants may also be awarded to Norwegian artists who are cooperating with cultural partners in developing countries.
See also the support programmes for international arts and culture cooperation: Support programmes for international art and cultural collaboration.



No specific date

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Carnegie Corporation of New York: Promoting Innovative Approaches to Peacebuilding
Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are joining efforts to promote innovative approaches in the broad and evolving field of peacebuilding.