Nordic Collaboration

The Swedish Research Council cooperates with other Nordic research funding agencies in many areas including research funding and advice on Nordic research policy. 

Cooperation with NordForsk

NordForsk serves as a collaborating body between the national research-funding organizations in all stages of research, from basic research to more practical research applications.


Cooperation with Nordic Research Council

The Swedish Research Council participates in all scientific councils of the Nordic collaborating committees established by the research councils in the Nordic countries.


The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) is a cooperation between the Nordic research councils that finance research within the humanities and social sciences. The main purposes of NOS-HS are to promote exchange of information and strategic collaboration between the Nordic countries, and to promote Nordic research collaboration through funding Nordic workshops and research projects.

Through a special board, the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS), the Committee supports the release of Nordic publications of scientific importance in the area.

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Contact Swedish Research Council:

Maria Wallenberg Bondesson and Emmie Chauexternal link, opens in new window


The Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M) is a collaborating body for the Nordic research councils that finance medical research.

NOS-M aims to coordinate and promote medical research in the Nordic countries, to monitor its progress, and to facilitate information exchange among the countries. The Committee also aims to promote and initiate concrete, collaborative Nordic projects in medical research, e.g. by regularly funding various types of workshops or research seminars that give PhD students opportunity to discuss their research with senior researchers in a particular field.

NOS-M websiteexternal link

Contact Swedish Research Council

Johan Nilsson


The Joint Committee of the Nordic Research Councils for Natural Sciences (NOS-N) is a collaborating body for Nordic research councils that finance research in the natural sciences.

The Committee aims to promote natural sciences in the Nordic countries through collaboration and coordination. Members update each other about developments in their respective countries.

Furthermore, NOS-N maintains ongoing contact with the Nordic Council of Ministers and research councils in the Baltic countries. For the past decade, NOS-N has given priority to research strategy issues – prior to that, it financed projects and supported publications.

Contacts Swedish Research Council

Sofie Björling
Lars Kloo

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Updated: 2017-08-03