The European Commission has adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These two documents are key elements in the EU's policy to boost researchers' careers.
The Faroese Research Foundation is a government funded research foundation which funds research and research driven innovation projects connected to the Faroe Islands.
The Research Foundation receives a yearly funding from the Faroese government..
Grants are given to Faroese researchers and research students, research and development at or associated with Faroese research institutes and commercial enterprises, and research and development significant in the Faroe Islands.
Funding from the Faroese Research Foundation is allocated once a year. The application deadline is mid February. It is required that at least one third of the total cost is funded by others than the Faroese Research Foundation.
Research Council Faroe Islands administers the Faroese Research Foundation.
The programme funds marine research in the North Atlantic Ocean, especially related to climate change.
The aim of the programme is to generate new knowledge on the marine environment which may contribute to create solutions to challenges like the oceanic heat transport towards the North East Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic, the separation between upper and deeper water masses, growth and recruitment potential for commercially important fish stocks, and acidification of the ocean.
The programme also aims to promote cooperation between the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark on marine research. Only research institutes from these three countries can benefit from the programme.
The research programme is funded by the Danish government and administered by Research Council Faroe Islands.
The Fisheries Research Fund is a government fund for fisheries research and development projects. The aim of the fund is to stimulate scientific and industrial R&D projects in order to develop the Faroese fishing industry, harvesting, processing and trade, with regards to the biologically, economically and socially sustainable use of marine resources.
The Fisheries Research Fund receives a yearly funding from the Faroese government.
Grants are given to Faroese researchers or research students and foreign researchers cooperating with Faroese researchers or research institutes.
Funding trough the Fisheries Research Fund is allocated once a year. The application deadline is early December.
The Business Development Fund is a partly government funded fund supporting initiatives which diversify commercial enterprise and increase the use of knowledge. The fund provides grants for e.g. development of goods and services, innovative projects and research and study projects.
Grants are given to Faroese concerns only. Foreign researchers cooperating with a Faroese concern can apply for grants from the Business Development Fund.
NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers which provides funding for Nordic research cooperation within all fields of research as well as advice and input on Nordic research policy.
Normally projects must involve cooperation between at least three Nordic countries or autonomous areas. Grants are awarded on the basis of open calls for proposals and peer review procedures.
Nordregio is a leading Nordic and European research centre for regional development and planning, established by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nordregio is engaged in developing and improving knowledge exchange between countries through different programmes.
NORA (Nordic Atlantic Cooperation) is an intergovernmental organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers providing financial grants in support of collaborative projects involving partners from at least two of the four NORA countries (Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Coastal Norway).
NORA supports a variety of different projects relevant to the organization`s overarching goal of creating a powerful North Atlantic region with a strong sustainable economic development.
The EU's ninth framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, starts on 1. January 2021 with a total budget of around 100 billion euros. Faroese actors can apply for funding on an equal footing with companies, public enterprises and research institutions in EU member states.
Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (NPA) is an EU funded scheme running from 2014 to 2020. It addresses the special challenges facing peripheral and remote communities in the Arctic and North Atlantic region. The programme promotes cooperation amongst the people living in the northern fringe of Europe and provides the opportunity for organisations from the programme area to work together on joint projects concerning common issues and problems.
The programme covers Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland, and parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
NORAs secretariat in Tórshavn functions as the programme´s Regional Contact Point in the Faroe Islands.
Applicants must have an academic degree equivalent to a Master´s degree in the intended field of study.
PhD positions are usually offered as paid positions by universities, research institutes or external funding bodies. Candidates offered a PhD position will not pay fees and will receive a monthly salary.
Other PhD applicants may be required to have funding for the entire programme period.
Faroese PhD programmes are mainly research based. Theoretical studies in the form of small courses or seminars are also an important component. Programmes usually consist of three years of full-time study ending with a dissertation.
All PhD students receive individual tutoring and theses are publicly defended.
Admission to Faroese PhD programmes is managed by the University of the Faroe Islands. It is also possible to do a PhD at a Faroese research institute or private company in cooperation with the University of the Faroe Islands or a foreign university.