Young Research

This will be the 6th Young Research to be organised. Young Research is a large annual conference organised by graduate students for graduate students in all areas of mathematics. Apart from plenary talks and one talk per track from invited speakers all the presentations are given by the young researchers themselves. It is a chance to meet and discuss research and ideas with other students from across the country. This makes YRM-BSSRO a spring-board for many collaborations, satellite meetings and inter-university study groups.

Objectives of Research

  • to verify and test important facts
  • to analyse an event or process or phenomenon to identify the cause and effect relationship
  • to develop new scientific tools, concepts and theories to solve and understand scientific and non scientific problems
  • to find solutions to scientific, non scientific and social problems and
  • to overcome or solve the problems occurring in our everyday life.


  • to get a research degree (Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)) along with its benefits like better employment, promotion, increment in salary, etc.
  • to get a research degree and then to get a teaching position in a college or university or become a scientist in a research institution
  • to get a knowledge of Research Grants and how to write Research Grant Proposals
  • to get a research position in countries like India , U.S.A., Canada, Germany, England, Japan, Australia, etc.
  • curiosity to find new things

Key Learnings

  • Article Writing
  • Essay
  • Research Paper
  • Book Review
  • Laboratory Research
  • Marketing Research
  • Legislative Drafting
  • Thesis; Dissertation
  • Book
  • Citation Methods and Styles
  • Research Grant Proposals

Young research talent in focus under the BSSRO scheme

Researchers aged 10 TO 35 or younger who are currently conducting independent research of high scientific quality may apply for funding under the new category “Young Research Talent”.

The FRIPRO scheme’s funding announcement for 2016 will have a greater focus on scientific renewal in research projects and willingness to “think outside the box”.

BSSRO , main instrument for funding researcher-initiated basic research – is being revamped in key ways, including greater focus on young talent, creative thinking and scientific renewal.

Specific guidelines regarding who can apply for funding and how grant applications will be assessed are currently being drawn up.

Better opportunities for younger researchers

“The new white paper on research presented recently clearly signalled that the Government will work to make research a more attractive career choice for younger, highly skilled researchers. The Research Council for BSSRO is following it up by introducing a separate category for young talent under the BSSRO scheme.“This new category represents a separate arena where younger researchers will compete with each other, not against senior researchers with a long list of merits.”

  • research of internationally leading scientific quality
  • pioneering and innovative research; '
  • careers for talented younger researchers.

more innovative thinking.Scientific quality has always been and will continue to be the decisive criterion for awarding funding under the BSSRO scheme. What is new is that the scheme encourages researchers in all of the categories to “think outside the box”.

  • major potential for groundbreaking results and scientific renewal;
  • creativity and unconventional approaches;
  • renewal of theory and methodology;
  • a major impact for a variety of disciplines and subject areas.

The university and specialised university institutions have a considerably higher level of R&D activity than the university colleges. Moreover, the university and specialised university institutions have been given special responsibility for long-term basic research and researcher training.


The institute sector accounts for about 25 per cent Norway's R&D expenditures, which is somewhat less than the higher education sector. The sector encompasses about 130 institutions, differing according to size, field and degree of R&D. Of these, approximately 60 are institutes with research as their primary focus.

These research institutes account for some 60 per cent of the sector's R&D activities. The remaining research is carried out at public administrative agencies, museums and archives, health institutions, etc.

The Research Council has a special strategic responsibility for the research institutes receiving public basic funding. The Research Council also gives advice on the framework and objectives for various forms of regulations and funding with a view to promoting a cohesive policy for the whole institute sector.

The Research Council prepares annual reports on the activities of the research institutes on commission from the responsible ministries.

Key types of programmes

Basic research programmes

Basic research programmes are designed to promote scientific knowledge and expertise within designated priority areas of research. Basic research programmes are initiated by the Research Council, and their professional substance is planned in close cooperation with relevant research communities and with users of the project findings, when appropriate. The programme committee is usually comprised of researchers.

Policy-oriented programmes

Policy-oriented programmes are primarily designed for the public sector as well as industrial and special interest organisations. This type of programme is used to provide a better knowledge base for political decision-making as well as for planning at various levels of the public administration. Users and researchers work together to define the substance of the programme.

User-directed innovation programmes

User-directed innovation programmes are designed specifically for companies seeking further innovation of their activities or industries. These programmes comprise the Research Council's main instrument for achieving its industry-oriented R&D objectives.

Users are responsible for establishing the basis for research, while the Research Council helps to create an arena for cooperation between the companies and the research community as regards the initiation, planning and implementation of research activities.

Projects require at least 50 per cent co-financing from private enterprise. User-directed research seeks to promote R&D initiatives in industrial circles, and thus serves to enhance the focus on R&D within trade and industry as a whole.

Independent projects are the Research Council's key funding instrument for independent, researcher-initiated basic research that is not associated with any specific research programme or infrastructure measure. Independent projects may also be initiated by users.