Do your research in Norway
Norway takes full part in the EU 7.th Framework Programme for RTD. For this reason, doctoral students from all of the world can apply for a funded stay at one of the institutions which was awarded a Marie Curie actions Research Training Network (RTN) or a Early Stage Training fellowship in the FP6.
Not only early-stage researchers are sougth after in these actions. So, experienced researchers who are willing to have a shot at Norwegian research and way of life, are welcome to apply. The EU, via the host institutions cover salary costs, travel and mobility extras. As the cost of living in Norway is quite high, the wages are accordingly adjusted.
Initial Training Networks
Marie Curie actions Initial Training Networks (ITN) are expected to create new opportunities for researchers who are eager for a stay in a Norwegian research environment. As for positions from FP6 projects, you will find them on the EURAXESS Jobs Portal alongside positions on ITNs. The ITNs fund basically PhD-students.
Intra-European Fellowships and International Incoming Fellowships
Post-docs or researchers from Europe or third countries, with more than four years of consecutive research experience, can fund their stay at a Norwegian site with the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) and International Incoming Fellowships (IIF). These Marie Curie actions are bottom-up and researcherdriven, so it is up to you and the host institution to present a good application to the Commission.
Researchers who have had a research mobility period abroad, may be entitled to a reintegration grant. This grant could be the leverage to make you attractive to new employers.
For more information on The Marie Curie actions, please have a look at the EU web site. If you would like to see if there are any vacant positions in Norwegian institutions, the EU Mobility Portal has the database. Search by country, and you will immediately have all positions, not only Marie Curie Fellowships, available.
Research institutions in Norway
To have a overview of the Norwegian research landscape, the Norwegian mobility portal is a good option. There you will find a list of Norwegian institutions active in RTD, mostly academic and the institute sector which is of big importance in Norwegian research.
National Contact Points
For The Marie Curie actions, as well as the rest of the FP7 activities, there are NCP´s that you can contact and who will assist you if you look for a position or a partner in Norway.