Call for proposals: NORHED II 2021-2026

Norad invites North-South-South university partnerships to submit proposals for projects on capacity development in higher education and research, through NORHED II.
  • The full call will be available in MFA/Norad’s Grants Portal 20 March 2020.
  • For a detailed outline of NORHED II, see Programme Document.
  • Application deadline is Friday 5 June 2020, at 13:00 CET.
  • Norad aims at signing agreements by the end of 2020 for projects to begin early 2021.

General information

NORHED is the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development. NORHED aims to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in developing countries to produce higher-quality graduates, more and higher-quality research, and more inclusive higher education.

Higher education and research are priority areas of Norway’s development cooperation policy. Sound, strategic investments in higher education and research lay the foundation for development of countries’ intellectual resources, competent workforces, visionary leaders, gender equality, human rights and democracy.

Higher education institutions also play an important role in ensuring evidence-based policies and practices, which are key for the structural transformation required to achieve the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda).

Norad calls for university partnerships to submit applications for funding of joint projects for North-South-South academic collaboration that will contribute to the objective of the programme, as outlined in the NORHED Programme Document.

NORHED is intended to be responsive to the higher education sector priorities of developing countries and should be linked to government policies and priorities at national and/or regional level. Project proposals must be based on partner institutions’ identification of needs and contextual relevance.

The programme period is 2021-2026. Project proposals may be for either a three-year or a six-year period.

For more information about this call, visit the link below.