Funding may be sought for research stays in Norway for international researchers with qualifications at post-doctorate level or higher. Guest researcher grants provide a means of strengthening Norwegian research groups in the field through international collaboration. The Research Council allocates funding for Personal Visiting Researcher Grants in the form of a framework grant. The grant covers documented costs of settling in and other associated extra costs incurred in connection with a research visit in Norway at fixed rates (see guidelines on the application form). The host institution itself must cover payroll costs for visiting researchers who do not have a salary from their home country or who are not already receiving a salary from the main project.
- Visiting researcher stays in Norway may have a duration of 1–12 months and must not require an extension of the project period.
- The earliest permitted start-up date for a Personal Visiting Researcher Grant is six weeks from the date of submission of the application.
- Confirmation from the visiting researcher’s institution and a CV for the individual involved must be attached to the grant application.
The project description must describe the following:
- The way in which the visiting researcher will participate in and be integrated into the research group and the project.
- The anticipated results of the research stay.
- The grant application may be submitted in one of the two standard forms of Norwegian (Bokmål or Nynorsk) or in English.
- The project description is not to exceed three pages.
- Minimum duration (months):
- Maximum duration (months):
Grant applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis by the Research Council. The NANO2021 programme board is responsible for final approval of grant allocations.
Anticipated date for notification of results of application process:
Decisions on grant allocations will be taken on an ongoing basis, normally within six weeks from the receipt of a grant application.