Instructions for the ‘Hjort Scholar’ Grant Application in 2016
The application needs to be produced in co-operation with a member of the Hjort Centre, as listed under ‘People’ at www.hjortcentre.no. This Principal Contact Person is the formal applicant. The application, in the form of a Letter, should be 2-5 pages long and contain a brief résumé of the potential Hjort Scholar in question, i.e. his/her scientific background and level of expertise, followed by an outline of the planned research activity and the potential benefits of working with Centre members in Bergen. The overall research aim(s) and deliverable(s) of the visit should be listed, as well as compliance with the Science Plan of the Hjort Centre. Key research questions in the Hjort Centre are specified under ‘Research’ at the web site, while the complete Science Plan will be provided upon request.
The Candidate’s CV (max. 4 pages) as well as a Letter of Support (PDF) from his/her home institution should be attached to the letter (not required for emeritus status). These documents should be sent electronically to the Director of the Centre by 1 December 2015: email@example.com
For 2016, a total of two Hjort Scholars will be awarded. Notification of the outcome of the application will be by 15 January 2016.
The Grant is awarded upon the following terms and conditions:
1. The grant amounts up to 50.000,- NOK and should be used within the period from 1 February 2016 to 31 December 2016. The Host Institution is either the Institute of Marine Research, University of Bergen, Uni Research, or Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, all located in the city of Bergen, Norway. As the Hjort Centre is a cluster initiative, addressing research links with the other institutions in the Centre is considered a positive facet. The Institutional Contact Person/ Principal Contact Person should be a research scientist within the Hjort Centre.
2. The Grant is to be used only during the period indicated in the Award Letter. Any deviation from this schedule must have prior approval from the Hjort Centre.
3. The Grant shall be paid to the Hjort Scholar to cover documented expenses related to a research visit to the Hjort Centre, Bergen, Norway. Eligible costs include travel (low-fare tickets), accommodation and work-related consumables. Salary is not included. A short budget should be included. Here the maximum rate for living costs per month is presently 29 000 NOK. Travel expenses come in addition.
4. During the period as Hjort Scholar, publication of research results in peer-reviewed scientific or professional journals is encouraged, as well as active participation in development of grant proposals. Any publications or other dissemination arising from research supported by the Hjort Centre should acknowledge assistance of the Hjort Centre by including the Hjort Centre address of the Host Institution.
5. Hjort Scholars are expected to deliver at least two seminal lectures during the guest period – an introductory lecture at the start of the guest period and a summary lecture at the end.
6. The length of the stay should be, at minimum, one month.
7. A short report (max. 5 pages) should be produced within one month of the end of the Hjort Scholar research visit. This should summarize the work that has been achieved, with emphasis on collaborative aspects. 8. An e-mail accepting the above terms and conditions should be sent to the Director of the Hjort Centre shortly after receiving the Award.
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