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YGGDRASIL Grants for research stays in Norway

Highly qualified Ph.D. students and younger researchers from 25 countries are eligible to apply for grants for research stays in Norway lasting one to ten months during the academic year 2009-2010.

Personal mobility grant Choose
23.04.2009 14:00 CEST



Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals:

NOK 8 million.

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

The programme covers settling-in expenses and other expenses in connection with a research stay in Norway. The rates for 2009-2010 are:

  • For Ph.D. students: NOK 12,000 per month, plus NOK 10,000 for settling-in expenses;
  • For post-doctoral researchers: NOK 15,000 per month, plus NOK 10,000 for settling-in expenses.
  • Grant recipients from Egypt, India, Mexico and Turkey are also eligible to apply for up to NOK 7,000 to cover round-trip travel expenses. 

To be eligible for funding, Ph.D. students must be admitted to an organised doctoral degree programme, cf. provisions under the Bologna Process. Younger researchers must have completed a Ph.D. degree not more than six years prior to submission of the grant application.

Applicants must be affiliated with a research-performing institution in one of the following countries covered under the programme: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Only persons who are citizens or permanent residents of one of these countries are eligible to apply. Citizens of these countries who are residing permanently in Norway (i.e. they have lived in Norway for two years or longer at the time of application) are not eligible for funding.

The YGGDRASIL mobility programme is intended for those who have a need to conduct research on a temporary basis at a Norwegian research institution; it is not intended for those who wish to complete an entire degree in Norway.

The grant period may last from one to ten months. The period covered by the grant must be used to conduct research on a full-time basis. Grants will be paid out in monthly instalments from the Research Council to the grant recipient. Housing must be arranged by the grant recipient, possibly with assistance from the host institution.

No funding is available for accompanying family members. Grant recipients must wait three years before applying for another grant under the programme.