Doctoral Research Fellowships

The Research Council provides support for doctoral research fellowships for three person-years. Any work obligations imposed by the organisation must be covered directly, with a corresponding extension of the fellowship period.

Doctoral fellows who are intending to complete their degree in Norway are expected to incorporate research visit(s) abroad into their fellowship period.

If the institution serving as the Project Owner does not confer doctoral degrees itself, it must sign a written agreement with the university or specialised university college where the doctoral fellow will be completing his/her degree.

The rates for doctoral research fellowships are to cover all expenses during the fellowship period. A certain amount of additional funding may be available for extra costs.

If the entire fellowship period is to be spent abroad

If the entire fellowship period is to be spent at a university abroad, the fellowship-holder may apply for a <lenke>Personal Overseas Research Grant<lenke> for research stays of minimum three months to maximum 12 months of the fellowship period, preferably applied to the first year. 

The Overseas Research Grant may be used to cover costs for settling in and extra expenses from living abroad based on fixed rates. The Research Council will not grant extra funding for travel or visits home.

The Research Council will only provide support to doctoral fellows who have not previously completed a doctoral degree/Ph.D.