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Personal mobility grant

The following describes requirements for grant proposals submitted under this type of application. Any amendments or additions to the requirements below will be described in the call for proposals. Grant applications that do not satisfy all the requirements listed for the application type and/or stipulated in the call for proposals will be rejected.

You may seek funding for a personal mobility grant via funding announcements under our programmes/activities. (If no calls are listed via this link, then there are currently no active calls for personal mobility grant).

Objective

To award a personal grant to a designated individual (including advanced students and doctoral and post-doctoral fellows) as a step in promoting competence building in, and the internationalisation of, Norwegian research and  to help strengthen Norwegian research groups by offering visiting foreign researchers (doctorate, post-doctorate level or higher) the opportunity to perform research in Norway.

Comments

Personal mobility grants are announced separately. Grants of this type are ordinarily only provided for visits lasting from one to twelve months. There exists no requirement to apply under the auspices of a project funded by the Research Council.

Expenses that may be covered

Travel, living and settling-in expenses from one to twelve months based on fixed rates. In addition, some personal operating costs may be covered. A personal mobility grant covers documented living costs and added costs of settling in associated with a research visits in Norway or abroad. Any surplus may be liable to taxation, subject to assessment by the tax office.

Applications will be accepted from

Designated individuals who are affiliated with a Norwegian or foreign research institution (see Definition and specification of the concept “research organisation” PDF - 733 KB ).

Application requirements

  • The applicant must be a designated individual affiliated with a Norwegian or foreign research institution. Any exceptions to this rule will be described in the call for proposals.
  • Any special requirements regarding the language in which the grant proposal is to be submitted will be specified in the call for proposals.
  • The project description must not exceed 5 pages, including the list of references.The page format should be A4 with 2 cm margins, 11 point font (Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman) and single spacing. For references and figure text, font size 9 can be used. Links that are listed in the project description will not be included in the assessment.
  • The grant proposal will be evaluated relative to the assessment criteria that apply to the particular type of application, and the requirements and principles set out in the call for proposals.

Attachments to the application
 

A Mandatory attachments:

  • Project description (max. 5 pages).
  • CV with publications list (max. 4 pages). The page format should be A4 with 2 cm margins, 11 point font (Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman) and single spacing. Links that are listed in the CV will not be included in the assessment.

B Attachments that may be required in the call for proposals.
Only the attachments requested in the call for proposals should be submitted. Attachments that have not been requested will not be included in the application review process.

  • Invitation letter from the host institution
  • Recommendation from own institute/research group
  • Highest degree or diploma earned
  • Other items

Only items that are stipulated in the call for proposals should be attached to the grant proposal application. Types of attachments that have not been requested will not be included in the application review process. Note: Non-binding declarations of support are not to be submitted.

Assessment criteria
 

Assessment of grant proposals

The Research Council views it as a prerequisite that all projects will maintain high ethical standards, and give adequate consideration to potential environmental impacts.
The Research Council considers it essential that research projects seek to promote the internationalisation of Norwegian research, to increase the recruitment of women to higher academic positions and within MST subject areas, to enhance the gender balance in Norwegian research and to ensure that gender perspectives are adequately integrated into research activities. Further information.
These elements will be taken into consideration when assessing and ranking grant proposals.

Assessment criteria for the application

  • Candidates for fellowships/grants
  • R&D project quality
  • Overall mark of the referee/panel

Additional assessment criteria may be specified in the call for proposals.

Definition of the assessment criteria:
 

Candidates for fellowships/grants

This criterion gives an indication of the candidate’s qualifications (as documented by a CV). The candidate for fellowships/grants will be assessed in relation to education, research experience and publication record.

R&D project quality

This criterion gives an indication of the extent to which the R&D project can be considered to be feasible. R&D project quality will be assessed in relation to the following points:

  • R&D method
  • Project implementation plan, including milestones and deliverables
  • Budget and resource parameters, including financing

Overall assessment of the referee/panel

This criterion indicates the overall view of the referee/panel, based on the specific criteria which they have been asked to assess.

Published:
04.09.2003
Last updated:
13.03.2018