Rates for Overseas Research Grants

The table below shows the rates to be used for researchers and fellowship-holders who are conducting a research stay abroad. These rates apply from 2019 and until further notice.

  • Single: NOK 18 000 per month
  • Family: NOK 33 000 per month

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/researcher has lived in a marriage-like relationship for the past two years or shares a common address.

The Research Council normally awards funding for research visits lasting 3–12 months.

The grant covers settling-in costs and associated extra costs incurred in connection with the research visit abroad. It is possible to apply for funding to cover documented tuition costs for fellowship-holders taking part in programmes at universities outside Norway.

See here for rules relating to funding for research stays abroad.

The costs must be documented, and any surplus may be liable to taxation. This will be determined by the tax authorities.

In cases where a research visit will extend across two calendar years, the entire funding amount sought should be entered under the first year.

Travel costs

It is also possible to apply for funding to cover round-trip travel costs (cheapest mode of travel). Applicants may seek funding to cover travel costs for a spouse/partner and children under the age of 18, provided that the fellowship grant has been awarded for at least three months. The family members must reside together with the fellowship-holder/researcher throughout the entire fellowship period.

Multiple shorter stays

Support may be granted within a single project for several shorter-term visits and multiple round-trip tickets for fellowship-holders/researchers with children of school age or younger (under 16) who choose to conduct their research stay without being accompanied by their children and spouse/partner.

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 specification under the budget table for the cost plan.