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NordForsk, the Academy of Finland, the Swedish Research Council, Forte of Sweden, the Research Council of Norway, The Icelandic Centre for Research, Rannis, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are issuing a call for proposals for research projects under the Joint Nordic-UK Research Programme on Migration and Integration.


The aim of the Joint Nordic-UK Research Programme on Migration and Integration is to encourage cooperation among the knowledge communities in the Nordic countries and the UK to enhance opportunities and address challenges of migration and integration. The programme seeks to fund excellent research with impact within and beyond academia and with the potential to create outcomes of greater value for the countries involved than could be achieved through national activities alone. Examples of such added value include building critical mass, networking, sharing data, infrastructures and resources, and enhancing scientific excellence as well as creating societal impact and contributing to research-based policymaking.

The programme focuses on the following targeted themes:

  • Drivers for migration and global, regional and local migration chains and patterns 
  • Health and wellbeing among migrants
  • Social cohesion and inequality 
  • Social and family relations
  • Histories of migrants, migration and integration 
  • Migrant cultural heritages and contemporary cultural expressions
  • Politics and governance of migration and integration


This call targets research consortia; the research project must include cooperation partners from institutions in at least three Nordic countries or two Nordic countries and the UK. Nordic countries are defined here as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland Islands.

Level of funding

NOK 65 million is available under this call, which aims to fund five to six Nordic or Nordic-UK research projects. Applicants should apply for funding for up to four years, with project start-up from 1 January 2020, and as soon as possible thereafter.


For further details please see the NordForsk website.

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