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Yggdrasil grants for research stays in Norway

Norwegian institutions may apply for grants for research stays in Norway to highly qualified Ph.D. students and younger researchers from some 50 countries.

NB! The programme Yggdrasil will have no calls in 2014. Individual measures of research mobility are currently under consideration.


The Yggdrasil mobility programme promotes the internationalisation of Norwegian research by granting support to international Ph.D. students and younger researchers in connection with research stays in Norway. The programme seeks to stimulate new networks or strengthen existing ones as well as to make Norway an attractive research destination for international researchers early in their careers.

This programme normally accepts grant applications from:
Norwegian research institutions (universities, university colleges, independent research institutes or other institutions at which research constitutes an important activity) may apply for grants for Ph.D. students and younger researchers from the following countries:

European countries: All countries, including all Council of Europe member states, except for the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).

Non-European countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico and South Africa.

Subject fields and thematic priorities:
This programme is open to all academic areas of study/research.

What type of funding can be sought:
The programme covers documented settling-in expenses and other expenses based on fixed rates in connection with a research stays in Norway from 3 - 12 months.

Application deadline and procedure:
The Yggdrasil programme has one yearly call. Applications must be submitted by a Norwegian research institution via the eSøknad electronic submission service. Please see under the green 'Funding' tab on our Home page. There are currently no calls open.

Further information:
Queries regarding the programme can be sent to

The Yggdrasil programme was launched in 2009 and replaces the Norwegian government scholarships under the Cultural Agreements between Norway and many other countries. The programme offers grants to international Ph.D. students and younger researchers for temporary research stays in Norway. From 2010 Yggdrasil encompasses some 50 countries. The programmes takes its name from the world tree in Norse mythology.


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