The Joint Committee for 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 concrete, collaborative Nordic projects in medical research.

NOS-M hereby invites proposals for strategic activities aiming to promote Nordic cooperation within medical research. The activities should preferably be in line with the recommendations of the Nordic White Paper for Medical Research “Nordic Potential in Medical Research – Cooperation for success”. Example of activities foreseen are strategic workshops or other networking activities with a concrete outcome that will enhance Nordic medical research cooperation.  Representatives of Nordic research organisations are eligible to apply.

Proposals should be 2-3 A4 pages and include a description of the activity with focus on how it aims to promote medical research in the Nordic countries and its Nordic added value. The proposal should describe how participants from the Nordic countries will be involved and include a plan for how to disseminate its results. The activity should preferably take place late 2018 or in 2019. Expected budget for the activity is maximum 300 000 NOK. A tentative budget should be included.

The proposals should be submitted to the NOS-M executive secretary Maria Nilsson at maria.nilsson@nordforsk.org by 20 September 2018.

Decision of support will be taken by NOS-M autumn 2018.