Travel Grants

The following travel grants can be applied for: 

A) Research stays abroad or within Norway for project participants

B) Incoming guest researchers:

For both of these categories the project coordinators of 180°N will act as committee and award the applicants according to the evaluation criteria. Applications are accepted twice per year (15 February and 15 September). Decisions will be communicated directly to the applicants on 1 March and 1 October.

A. Research stays abroad or within Norway for project participants

Research stays abroad or within Norway for project participants Members of 180 °N can apply for a travel grant for research stays abroad or within Norway if the application provides a clear explanation on why and how the research stay will benefit the current project and 180°N.

The purpose of this stimulus should be to learn and transfer methods or techniques relevant for the work package, the project or the consortium as a whole. We emphasize that these research stays should create stronger professional relationships between the host, the envoyée and 180 °N. This could result in joint publications, EU applications, multi centre trials, etc. The grant will typically cover travel and accommodation costs. Diet costs are not covered on top of the sum provided. Other costs may be covered if the need for those are clearly documented (e.g. visa application) but is within the maximum funding amount for the specific time period. It can be applied for a research stay duration of 1 to 6 months. After the completion of the research term the applicant is required to present findings and experiences during the annual research conference. In addition, a two-page report + 2-3 photos will be required and published on the collaborative project web page.

The application must include the following:

  • Project plan, including any planned joint publications
  • An explanation of why and how the visit will benefit the work package and the 180°N project
  • An invitation from the host institution
  • Budget plan

We offer the following grants:

  • Research stays of one month, NOK 30 000 (including travel)
  • Research stays of two months, NOK 48 000 (including travel)
  • Research stays of three months or longer, NOK 60 000 (including travel)

B. Incoming guest researchers

The 180°N network can support incoming researchers to partner institutions if the application provides a clear explanation on why and how the research stay will benefit the current project and 180 °N. The purpose of this stimulus should be to learn and methods or techniques relevant for the work package, the project or the consortium as a whole. The incoming guest researcher should be beneficial to the whole work package or project he/she is associated with and should create stronger professional relationships. This could be beneficial towards e.g. joint publications, EU applications, multi centre trials, etc. The grant will typically cover travel and accommodation costs. We assume that the visiting partner continues to be paid by institution where he/she is employed. Other costs may be covered if the need for those are clearly documented (e.g. visa application) but is within the maximum funding amount for the specific time period. It can be applied for an incoming researcher for a duration of 1 to 6 months. A two-page report + 2-3 photos will be required and published on the collaborative and local project web page. 

The application must include the following:

  • Project plan, including any planned joint publications
  • An explanation of why and how the visitor will benefit to the work package and the 180°N project
  • An invitation from the host institution and agreement with employer of partnering institutioN
  • Plan for guest lectures or guest seminars
  • Budget plan

We offer the following grants:

  • Research stays up to one month, NOK 35 000 (including travel)
  • Research stays of two months, NOK 50 000 (including travel)
  • Research stays of three months or longer, NOK 60 000 (including travel)