NOS-HS, the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, is a collaborating body of Nordic research councils with the aim of promoting cooperation and research policy debate among the research councils and developing research collaboration in the Nordic countries. The annual budget of NOS-HS is some 2.5 million euros. NOP-HS, the Nordic Publishing Committee for Journals in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, operates under NOS-HS.
The Finnish members in NOS-HS are Professor Eva Liljeblom, member of the Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Culture and Society, and Director Liisa Savunen of the Academy’s Culture and Society Research Unit. Senior Science Adviser Päivi Messo from the Academy serves as the administrative contact.
The NOS-HS secretariat rotates among the member organisations. Vetenskapsrådet, the Swedish Research Council, is the host of the secretariat from 2015 onwards. Professor Eva Liljeblom is also the chair of NOS-HS in 2016.
Each spring, NOS-HS opens a call for Nordic exploratory workshops.