The joint Baltic-Nordic Energy Research programme


Initiated by Nordic Energy Research and developed in collaboration with the Baltic States’ ministries responsible for the energy sector, the joint Baltic-Nordic Energy Research programme establishes a collaborative energy research programme across the two regions. This is the first open call for proposals within the programme.

The Thematic Scope

The thematic scope of the call is limited to one or more of the four areas of key interest for the Baltic-Nordic Energy Research Programme:

  • Decarbonisation of the transport sector;
  • Energy efficiency in buildings and industry;
  • Energy system analysis;
  • Challenges and opportunities for regional electricity grids.

The scope of the call covers technical/natural sciences and social science-based research on energy. These projects should aim to address research questions from a Baltic-Nordic perspective, and to focus on regional perspectives or to solve questions that will result in added Baltic-Nordic knowledge.

Financial Framework

This call of 4,5 million NOK aims to support three research projects of up to two years in length. Each project can be eligible for funding of up to 1,5 MNOK for the project period (2 years).

Overall Aim

The overall aim of the Programme is to promote energy research and analysis in the Baltic States and inspire intra-Baltic and Baltic-Nordic collaboration. This aim translates into three central actions:

  • Action 1: Promotion of intra-Baltic and Baltic-Nordic research projects with participation of Baltic researchers,
  • Action 2: A Baltic-Nordic Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) collaboration,
  • Action 3: Exchange of energy researchers between the Baltic and Nordic countries.

Submission of Proposals & Processing

Proposals must be submitted electronically through the call system accessible via by 11th of September 2019.

11.09.2019, 13:00, CEST

NB! Lithuanian research institutions cannot apply as project donors, however, can still participate as project partners and/or observers. To do so, please reach out to Nordic, Estonian or Latvian institutions in order to propose a collaboration.

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