NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe) is an ERA-NET which focuses on interlinking national funding agencies and developing funding activities in the field of social sciences. The FWF is participating in the NORFACE transnational call for research projects in the field of "Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: structures and processes" (DIAL). Proposals submitted to NORFACE must involve researchers from at least three participating countries, and the projects are subject to a maximum duration of three years. The programme follows a two-stage application procedure (outline proposal stage, full proposal stage).

Participating countries/organisations

•    Austria: Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)
•    Czech Republic: Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)
•    Denmark: Danish Social Science Research Council (DSSRC)
•    Finland: Academy of Finland (AKA)
•    France: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
•    Germany: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
•    Iceland: Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís)
•    Ireland: Irish Research Council (IRC)
•    Lithuania: Research Council of Lithuania (RCL)
•    Netherlands: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
•    Norway: Research Council of Norway (RCN)
•    Poland: National Science Center (NCN)
•    Portugal: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
•    Slovenia: Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)
•    Sweden: Swedish Research Council (VR)
•    Switzerland: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
•    UK: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Role of FWF: partner organisation