The aim of the Nordic-Asian Research Funding Cooperation NORIA-net (Asia NORIA-net) was to identify the needs and prepare a model for joint research funding activities between Nordic countries and their Asian counter part countries, focusing on China and India. The ultimate goal was to establish long-lasting funding instruments and funding mechanisms coordinated and funded by NordForsk and the national research councils together.
The project liked to identify current practices, needs and potential players for multilateral cooperation. Doing that, the project benchmarked and disseminated good practices among the Nordic partners and, at the same time, structurised and deepened Nordic joint research activities with China and India.
The two-year project was funded by NordForsk and coordinated by the Academy of Finland. The project was a joint activity of five partners:
- Academy of Finland (AoF)
- Research Council of Norway (RCN)
- Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS)
- Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis)
- Danish Agency of Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI)
The project consisted of two tasks:
Task 1. Identification and mapping of the counterparts in Nordic countries and in China and India
Task 2. Needs and models for research funding collaboration
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