Access and Support


All research activities carried out in NorFab’s facilities are supported by the Research Council of Norway through the support for operational costs given to the infrastructure.


All users of the NorFab infrastructure must acknowledge NorFab in publications and other written material using the following standard text:


“The Research Council of Norway is acknowledged for the support to the Norwegian Micro- and Nano-Fabrication Facility, NorFab, project number 295864”


Any publications including results from NorFab should be tagged in the database Cristin with the NorFab project number 295864.


Access routines

Applications for access to NorFab’s laboratories should be filed to the laboratory where the activity will take place. This may be done through the links below.



If you have any questions, please contact the lab specific contact person.


Prices for use of NorFab

Current price list for NorFab (PDF)


The prices are based on the intention to share the costs of the infrastructure among users. Prices for academic activities are supported through basic funding from the universities and the Research Council of Norway. Prices for industrial
activities are based on a full‐cost approach; no cross‐subsidies between the user groups are given. Please contact NorFab coordinator Hanna Gautun ( for questions related to the updated price list.


Support from NorFab

As a general rule, all research projects should have funding to cover access to NorFab infrastructure included in their application budgets. In special cases, NorFab may, however, give extra financial support for working in UiO MiNaLab, USN MST-Lab and NTNU NanoLab. Eligible applications could be:


  • pilot projects to prepare for future funding applications
  • projects lacking funding to cover user fees although this was included in the application
  • start-up of activities by newly hired staff.


Please note that the application must be submitted by the project leader/supervisor on behalf of the user.


Applications should be filed using this electronic application form


The following rules apply for the grants:


  • No application deadline. Applications will be processed continuously.
  • The applications will be considered by the leader group of NorFab.
  • Your application must include the following:
    • How will special support from NorFab contribute to future increase in activity for the NorFab facility, new fully financed project in NorFab-labs etc? (Maximum 200 words).
    • Project description (Maximum 250 words)
    • Processes and instruments the project will need access to in the NorFab facilities (maximum 200 words)
    • If the project intends to use more than one NorFab node, how the intended work and the amount applied for is divided between the labs should be described.


The applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:


  • Scientific merit and/or innovation level
  • The project introduces new users to the infrastructure or facilitates international collaboration.