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Rates for fellowship grants

The table below provides an overview of the rates for new fellowship grants that apply as from 2019.

 

Grant/position

 

Rates 2019

Doctoral Research Fellowship

Lump-sum allocation: NOK 1 095 000 per year

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

Lump-sum allocation: NOK 1 095 000 per year

Visiting Researcher Grant

Month 1: NOK 54 000 per month
Months 2–12: NOK 30 000 per month

Overseas Research Grants

NOK 18 000 (single)/33 000 (family) per month


The above rates to not apply to foreign doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows who are affiliated with a research project at a Norwegian institution, but will be spending their grant period at an institution in their home country or another country. The project owner (applicant institution) is responsible for determining the funding to be granted to the fellowship-holder to cover salary, overhead, day-to-day expenses, etc. A short explanation of the funding amount proposed (conditions in the relevant country, level of expertise) should be provided in the grant application. Please note that the amount may not exceed the lump-sum allocation listed above.

For more information about the individual types of fellowship grants, please see below.

Doctoral Research Fellowships

The Research Council will ordinarily finance full doctoral research fellowships at the specified annual lump-sum amount for three years. Fellowship funding is awarded as a lump-sum allocation to the host institution, and includes salary, social security costs, indirect costs and general operating costs. It is also possible to apply to the Research Council for funding for other costs relating to the projects with which the fellowship positions are affiliated.

It is possible to apply for funding to cover documented tuition costs for fellowship-holders taking part in programmes at universities outside Norway.

For applications encompassing more than one year’s duration, the following rates should be used for doctoral research fellowships (in cases where the project owner serves as the employer):

2019

2020

2021

2022 2023

1 095 000

1 125 000

1 156 000

1 187 000 1 220 000

 

Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

The rate for post-doctoral research fellowships for individuals employed by a Norwegian institution includes salary, social security costs, indirect costs and general operating costs. It is also possible to apply to the Research Council for funding for other costs relating to the projects with which the fellowship positions are affiliated.

It is possible to apply for funding to cover documented tuition costs for fellowship-holders taking part in programmes at universities outside Norway.

The following rates are to be used for post-doctoral research fellowships (in cases where the project owner serves as the employer):

2019

2020

2021

2022 2023

1 095 000

1 125 000

1 156 000

1 187 000 1 220 000

 

Grants for Visiting Researchers

For visiting researcher fellowship grants, the high rate applies for the first month, and the low rate applies for each of the subsequent months. Personal visiting researcher grants are normally awarded for a period of 1–12 months. Fellowships for visiting researchers cover documented settling-in costs in Norway, and associated extra costs incurred in connection with the research visit. Any surplus may be liable to taxation, subject to the assessment of the tax authorities. It is also possible to apply for funding to cover round-trip travel costs (cheapest mode of travel) for the visiting researcher.

Funding may also be sought to cover travel costs for the researcher’s spouse/partner and children under the age of 18, provided that the fellowship grant has been awarded for at least three months, and that the family members will be residing together with the visiting researcher throughout the entire fellowship period. Researchers with children of school age or younger (under 16), may also apply for funding for travel costs for their children and spouse/partner when the grant has been awarded for a period of less than three months, provided that the family members will be residing together with the visiting researcher throughout the entire fellowship period.

A family is defined as a researcher accompanied by a spouse, common-law partner or registered partner and any children. A common-law partner is a person with whom the researcher has lived in a marriage-like relationship for the past two years or shares a common address.

Overseas Research Grant

The rates for Overseas Research Grants cover documented costs of settling in abroad and associated extra costs incurred in connection with the research visit, based on fixed amounts. Any surplus may be liable to taxation, subject to the assessment of the tax authorities.
It is also possible to apply for funding to cover travel costs (cheapest mode of travel). Funding may also be sought to cover travel costs for the researcher’s spouse/partner and children under the age of 18, provided that the fellowship grant has been awarded for at least three months, and that the family members will be residing together with the visiting researcher throughout the entire fellowship period.

Overseas Research Grants are available to academic personnel, including doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows, who are employed by Norwegian institutions and have funding from Research Council. Funding is normally granted for research visits lasting 3–12 months. The visit must be concluded by at the latest six months before the end of the doctoral fellowship period. A recommendation from the applicant's own institution/research group and an invitation from the host institution abroad must be submitted with the grant application. Doctoral or post-doctoral fellowship-holders who will be spending their entire fellowship period abroad are also eligible to apply for Overseas Research Grants for up to one year.

In cases where a research visit will extend across two calendar years, the entire funding amount sought should be entered under the first year. Researchers who have children of school age or younger (under 16) and who will not be accompanied by their children and spouse/partner may be granted support for several shorter-term visits and more than one round-trip tickets within a given project. For example, four visits of 2–3 months duration may be an alternative to a complete, uninterrupted year in another country. The need for a flexible solution of this type must be explained in the field for further details in the cost plan.

It is not possible to apply for Overseas Research Grants for research fellows who are planning to visit a research organisation in their home country where they have studied or been employed for more than 12 months during the past three years, unless this is warranted for reasons relating to equipment, facilities or expertise that is not available in Norway.

Overseas Research Grants may not be used to spend parts of the fellowship period on Svalbard.

It is possible to apply for funding to cover documented tuition costs for fellowship-holders taking part in programmes at universities outside Norway.

A family is defined as a fellowship-holder/researcher accompanied by a spouse, common-law partner or registered partner and any children. A common-law partner is a person with whom the fellowship-holder has lived in a marriage-like relationship for the past two years, or shares a common address.

 

Published:
10.03.2015
Last updated:
30.10.2018