2nd Call for applications to EnPe2013-2019

Call for applications to the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development within the Fields of Energy and Petroleum (EnPe2013-2019).

The EnPe2013-2019 programme is an independent supplement to Norad's NORHED-programme, within the specific areas of the energy and petroleum sectors. The programme board for EnPe is appointed by Norad, while the programme is administered by NTNU.

EnPe2013-2019 is intended, in a long term perspective, to strengthen the capacity and performance of higher education institutions (HEI) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to deliver quality education and research within the fields of energy and petroleum. This may also include capacity development within management, administration and infrastructure.

The gender perspective shall be integrated in in all projects, and specifically reported.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants are nationally accredited universities and university colleges. Norwegian applicants should be members of the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR).

The following areas are eligible for support: Clean/renewable energy, petroleum, subjects related to management of the energy and petroleum sectors, for instance within business administration and law.

The target countries for this call are:

  • Petroleum
    Angola, Cuba, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar,  South-Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda
  • Energy
    Angola, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, South-Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda

The list of eligible countries may be amended at any time due to shifting Norwegian political priorities. Amendments will not affect effective agreements, but may affect pending applications.

If a project wishes to collaborate with countries that are not on this list; the country has to be among the 84 countries that Norway has chosen as countries of cooperation. In addition, the role of such countries would be limited to developing capacity in the EnPe-target countries.

Budgetary framework

Support allocated under the present call is limited to the period 2014 – 2019.

Project funds to cover development of new study programmes or extending existing programmes, fellowships for EnPe students, staff development, visiting teachers (travel and salary expenses), management capacity, instruments and laboratory equipment, joint research activities as well as administrative support, will have a budget frame of NOK 7 – 18 million per project, of which administrative costs should be maximum 7%.

There will be no possibility of applying for SEED funding in the 2nd call.

Application procedures

Joint applications should be submitted no later than 15th of February 2015, GMT 1500 hrs.

Applying institutions in Norway and the main partner institution in LMIC must submit a confirmation letter (signature page) of their application(s), signed by the Head of institution, i.e. Vice Chancellor or a designated person. The signatures guarantee institutional commitment to secure that the implementation of the project is granted. The confirmation letter must reach the EnPe secretariat not later than three weeks after the application deadline.

The EnPe Programme Board will make the selection of projects to be supported by the end of April 2015.

Further details concerning application procedures and financial regulations are given in the Programme Guidelines.

Please use our electronic online application form.


For any questions send an e-mail til enpe@adm.ntnu.no


Elisabeth Strand Vigtel
National EnPe coordinator

Rita Kumar
NTNU's EnPe coordinator