Rates for Visiting Researcher Grants

The table below shows the rates to be used for visiting researchers who will be conducting a research stay in Norway. These rates apply from 2019 and until further notice.

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

The Research Council normally awards personal visiting researcher grants for a period of 1–12 months. The grant covers settling-in costs in Norway, and associated extra costs incurred in connection with the research visit. The costs must be documented, and any surplus may be liable to taxation. This will be determined by the tax authorities.

Travel costs

The host institution may apply for funding to cover round-trip travel costs (cheapest mode of travel) for the visiting researcher.

The following rules apply for travel costs for the researcher’s family:

  • If the researcher has children under the age of 16, the family’s travel costs may be covered regardless of the length of the fellowship period. The family members must reside together with the visiting researcher throughout the entire fellowship period.
  • If the researcher has children between the ages of 16 and 18, the family’s travel costs may be covered provided that the fellowship grant has been awarded for at least three months. The family members must reside 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.

Salary costs

The host institution will normally be responsible for covering any salary costs when this is needed. The Research Council may provide funding for such salary costs, but the visiting researcher must in these cases be part of a larger-scale research project, and the "Researcher Project" application type must be used.