About the grants
Norec plays an important role in Norway’s agenda for international development. Through collaborative work exchanges and the sharing of competence and expertise, Norec supports global partnerships in their efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Norec also helps young professionals to develop expertise in sustainable development through international work-experience.
- Coming soon
Deadline for feasibility study: February 15 and August 15.
For projects starting in January 2024, Norec must receive applications by June 1 2023
For projects starting in August 2024, Norec must receive applications by February 1 2024
* Partnerships with an approved feasibility study per 31.12.22, can relate to their already stated deadline.
Important: All projects must complete a Feasibility Study before applying for a Collaboration Agreement.
Who can apply
Norec supports international partnerships, in and between countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Norway.
We accept applications from:
- Civil society organisations
- Public institutions
- Private sector companies
The applicants must be based in Norway or in one or more of the countries on Norec’s list of partner countries.
To apply, the applicant must:
- be a legal entity
- have the necessary professional and administrative expertise and capacity to implement the project
- have realistic goals and measurable targets for the project
- have established good working relations with organisations that are part of the application. All parties must be involved in the development of the application.
- have a routine for utilizing the capacity of the personnel sent abroad, both before leaving, while abroad and upon return.
Important: New partners must first complete a feasibility study before applying for a collaboration agreement with Norec.
The Application Process
The Norec application process goes step by step: feasibility study – collaboration agreement – exchange.
To start a collaborative project, applicants must first complete a feasibility study. This allows partners to become better acquainted and to agree on the objectives for the project. The feasibility study consists of an introductory seminar, supported by Norec, and a partner meeting. During the feasibility study, the partners work together to prepare their application for the exchange project.
Once the feasibility study has been completed, partners can apply for a collaboration agreement with Norec. The collaboration project usually consists of three rounds of exchange, and runs over the course of several years. In the application, the partnership must state the objectives of the project and show how the partners will work to achieve these goals. All project partnerships have designated program advisors at Norec who will provide guidance and advice through the application process.