Welcome to UNIFOR!

UNIFOR is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 by the University of Oslo.

UNIFOR offers a comprehensive concept that involves asset management, business administration and accounting, as well as application management and distribution of funds on behalf of foundations.

We manage NOK 2.3 billion for more than 200 foundations with ideal purposes primarily within research and higher education. The majority of the foundations are affiliated with UiO, NTNU, NMBU, the Academy of Music, and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences.

UNIFOR has a lean administration and low-cost levels. In order to achieve this, we have an extensive usage of electronic communications, cloud-based solutions and economies of scale in management, audit and management. The foundations only pay a fee to cover UNIFORs administrative costs.


Application processing

We assist the foundations to achieve its purposes in the best possible way, whether it’s through direct allocations or distribution upon applications.

Through our electronic application portal, we provide safe and efficient processing of application processes, distributions and reports for the use of allocated funds. The application processing is easy to use for both applicants and those who review applications.


For applicants

All information about available funds is announced on UNIFOR’s website and on Facebook.

Who is eligible for funding and what the requirements for applying for funding are, is made available in the announcements. Additional information about the different foundations is available in the specific funds’ legislatures (Vedtekter).

The funds are generally open for all nationalities, but funds specifically open to certain nationalities emphasize this in their announcements. Foreign nationals who wish to apply for funds are required to have legal residence in Norway and to have a national identification number or a D-number.

UNIFOR’s website is primarily in Norwegian language. It is possible to use the Google translate button on the bottom left of the page, but we ask that you are critical to the content of the translations. If the content you are reading is unclear, we ask that you contact UNIFOR’s administration for clarity.

You are welcome to contact us by phone or e-mail as listed below.

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