The objective of the International Partnerships for Excellent Education, Research and Innovation (INTPART) program is to develop world-class research and education in Norway through long term international cooperation. The program will create a framework for expanding cooperation between academic groups considered to be at the international forefront today or that are believed to have the potential to become world leaders in their fields in the future.


The program will help to increase the extent and enhance the quality and relevance of scientific cooperation with selected countries, in particular by establishing strong ties between higher education and research cooperation. It will also pave the way for cooperation with the business and public sectors, when relevant.

The program will ensure that its portfolio covers all eight countries: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa and the USA, and encompasses both new and established partnerships.

The program will provide funding for the establishment and further development of institutional cooperation on research and higher education. In addition to including relevant academic environments/research groups, the collaborative activities should also involve strategic leadership and administration, and be reflected in the strategic plans of the applicant institution. Educational cooperation must be integrated as far as possible in the institution’s other educational programs, and must comprise activities that extend beyond collaboration between individual researchers and doctoral candidates.


Funding from the INTPART program may be sought by Norwegian universities, university colleges or research institutions in collaboration with partners in selected countries.

Funding Available

  • Maximum amount: NOK $4.5 million
  • Maximum duration: 3 years

Helpful Links


Full Application:
CURO Internal Deadline for Review Please contact your Research Facilitator.
cuResearch Checklist Deadline May 17, 2017
Full application submission to sponsor May 24, 2017

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.
  • Applications must be submitted through the electronic application form developed by the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The program is jointly administrated by SIU and RCN.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.