The Leiv Eiriksson mobility programme
The programme offers grants to Ph.D. students and academic personnel with a doctoral degree who are affiliated with (i.e. are employed by or have been accepted into an approved Ph.D. programme at the time of the application submission deadline) a research institution (see definition in part 1 of the call) in the US, Canada or Norway.
The Leiv Eiriksson mobility programme aims to contribute to the long-term escalation of R&D collaboration with the USA and Canada by allowing more Norwegian researchers and research recruits to spend time in the U.S. or Canada, and more researchers and research recruits from the U.S. and Canada to spend time in Norway.
This programme accepts grant applications from:
Norwegian research institutions (universities, university colleges, independent research institutes or other institutions at which research constitutes an important activity). See the call for definition of research institutions.
Subject fields or thematic priorities:
This grant scheme is open to all academic areas of study.
What type of funding can be sought:
The programme offers grants to Ph.D. students and academic personnel for research stays of 3-12 months in the US, Canada or Norway, based on fixed monthly rates. Funding may only be sought for one uninterrupted research stay at one host institution.
Application deadline and procedure:
The closing date for submission of applications is in the autumn for research stays commencing in the following calendar year. Applications must be submitted via the eSøknad electronic submission service. Please see under the green 'Funding' tab on our Home page. Please see call for proposals for information about requirements and criterions for applications.
The Leiv Eiriksson mobility programme provides funding for the reciprocal exchange of researchers and research recruits between Norway and North America. The programme follows up the "Strategy for Norway's Scientific and Technological Cooperation with North America" (2004). From 2005 - 2009, a total of 202 researchers conducted research stays abroad with funding from this programme.
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