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Grants

The Research Council offers grants for short or long-term stays abroad. Applications are submitted by an institution/company/entity on behalf of the research fellow or researcher. Research fellows and researchers are also encouraged to apply for such funding under EU and other international grant schemes.

FRIPRO Mobility Grants
(personal)
The FRIPRO Mobility Grant is a three-year grant designed to promote mobility and enhance career development among young researchers. Young researchers from all fields and disciplines are eligible to apply. The application deadline is once a year. Funding announcements for 2018:
Medicine, Health Sciences and Biology (FRIMEDBIO)
Mathematics, Physical Science and Technology (FRINATEK)
Humanities and Social Sciences (FRIHUMSAM)

Personal Overseas Research Grants
(under projects funded by the Research Council)
The purpose of Personal Overseas Research Grants is to increase the number of young researchers conducting a research stay abroad. Grants may be sought by doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows within the framework of a project that is partially or wholly funded by the Research Council for a period of minimum 24 months. The research stay abroad must be minimum three months and maximum 12 months long. The project manager submits the application on behalf of the research fellow.

Personal Visiting Researcher Grants
(under projects funded by the Research Council)
In addition to Personal Overseas Research Grants, a number of Research Council programmes offer Personal Visiting Researcher Grants for international researchers seeking to conduct a stay in Norway.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)
(see the EU webpages for more information)
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) are grants to cover salary and mobility costs for researchers seeking to advance their career with a stay abroad. The MSCA are open to applicants from all fields and disciplines and there are no thematic limitations. The MSCA offer a number of opportunities for researcher stays abroad as well as for institutions and research groups to recruit researchers.
The Research Council offers additional financing for MSCA fellows:

Top-up financing for outgoing MSCA fellows
Top-up financing for outgoing MSCA fellows is designed to provide more attractive financial conditions for research fellows awarded funding under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The purpose is to encourage more doctoral students to complete part or all of their doctoral education abroad in an MSCA Innovative Training Network (ITN) and to prompt more experienced researchers at the post-doctoral level to conduct a research stay abroad for a specified period in connection with an MSCA Individual Fellowship (IF).

Fellowships for doctoral programmes in Florence (EUI) 
Fellowships are available for individual candidates for doctoral programmes in History and Civilisation, Political and Social Sciences, Law, and Economics at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. The EUI may admit up to four new doctoral candidates each year with three-year doctoral fellowships granted by the Research Council. The application deadline is 31 January each year and the funding announcement is published on the Research Council website. Enter “EUI” in the search field.

Other fellowships, international bilateral R&D cooperation
Norway has nine priority partner countries outside the EU/EEA: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the US. The Research Council issues funding announcements addressing all or some of these countries.

Research stays in Norway for US research fellows
Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) offers National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows the opportunity to conduct a research stay in Norway. Grants cover a stay of 3–12 months.

The Aurora mobility programme
(Researcher exchange between Norway and France)
The Aurora mobility programme seeks to establish and expand the contact between educational and research institutions in Norway and France. Grant applications are accepted from Norwegian scientific staff/groups of researchers for funding of short-term visits in France for the purpose of launching and developing new joint research projects.

The DAADppp mobility programme
(Researcher exchange between Norway and Germany)
The DAADppp mobility programme seeks to establish and expand the contact between educational and research institutions in Norway and Germany. Grant applications are accepted from Norwegian scientific staff/groups of researchers for funding for short-term visits in Germany for the purpose of launching and developing new joint research projects.

IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) organises a three-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) in Austria each year that is targeted towards research on global environmental, economic and social change. The Research Council represents Norway in IIASA and finances Norwegian participants. Application information for the YSSP may be found on the IIASA website.

See also the Mobility funding database.

Published:
20.11.2017
Last updated:
23.11.2017
Page Editor:
Brita Skuland Senior Adviser +47 22 03 75 02 bsk@forskningsradet.no