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DAAD mobility grants for researcher exchange between Norway and Germany, 2017/2018

Scientific staff/groups of researchers may apply for funding for short-term visits in Germany to establish and develop joint research projects.

Personal overseas research grant Choose
06.09.2017 13:00 CEST


The application must be submitted by the project manager on behalf of the group. Projects that have already been funded will not be eligible for an extension.



Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals:

The annual budgetary framework is approximately NOK 800,000. Funding is normally granted to about 12 projects per year.

Guidelines and important considerations relevant to all types of applications in this call for proposals:

The Norwegian-language call for proposals is the legally binding version.

Eligibility and rates
Grant applications will be accepted from scientific staff/groups of researchers (normally 2-4 persons) for funding for short-term stays (normally 2-4 weeks) in Germany extending over one or two consecutive calendar years. Junior researchers/Ph.D. candidates must be incorporated into the projects and participate in the activities abroad. Master students can also be included.

Applications will be accepted for funding to cover travel and living expenses. Other expenses, such as salary and purchase of equipment, are not covered under the program.

The following rates are used as a basis:

  • Funding for stays in Germany of up to NOK 1,500 per 24-hour period (overnight accommodation and meals)
  • Funding for travel expenses

The rates may be reduced in relation to the grant proposal, particularly if funding is sought for longer stays/multiple project participants.

The maximum grant per year from the Norwegian side is NOK 60,000.

Assessment criteria

Evaluated by German Experts:

  • General quality of the project

Evaluated by the German and the Norwegian administration:

  • Will the exhange contribute to establishing a new collaboration between the two institutions?
  • Are young researchers involved in the project?
  • Do the project teams have any plans for research collaboration within European programmes or Horizon2020?

Applications must be submitted in both Germany and Norway
Funding must be sought from both Norway and Germany. One-sided applications will not be funded by the Norwegian side.

Prioritised subject areas
The programme is open to all subject areas and disciplines. Scientific staff/groups of researchers  in the humanities and social sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

Decision for funding
Decisions regarding grant allocations are taken by a Norwegian-German body. Therefore, Norwegian applicants are not entitled to submit a complaint regarding the application, nor will they be given access to the assessments of their grant proposal.

Reports and disbursements
The allowance will be disbursed in arrears for the calendar year on the basis of the final report and an invoice from the Norwegian institution.


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