Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature 2017

Publish Date: Sep 19, 2016

Deadline: Mar 31, 2017

Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature shall facilitate shorter study/research stays in Norway for foreign students. The grant must be used for fieldwork in Norway in connection with thesis for Master or Ph.D. in Norwegian language and/or Norwegian literature.  The scholarship is awarded for study stay of one to three months at a Norwegian higher education / research institution.

The grant will cover expenses in connection with the research stay in Norway. The grant is currently NOK 10 092 per month. Fieldwork in one of the three northernmost counties in Norway will in addition imply an extra travel grant of NOK 1,000.  Grants for travel to and from Norway are not awarded.

Who can apply?

The mobility grant may be awarded to the following applicants:

  • Master -or Ph.D. -students at departments for Nordic/Scandinavian studies at universities outside Norway
  • Topic for their thesis must be related directlyl to Norwegian language and/or Norwegian literature

What can I study?

Applicants must study Norwegian language or literature at Master or Ph.D. level at a university outside Norway. The grant gives an opportunity to visit Norway for research purpose (fieldwork). Many students use the grant to search for literary sources otherwise difficult to retrieve in their home countries, to conduct surveys or to interview people with particular knowledge of their project. Some attend open lectures or participate at seminars. The affiliation with a Norwegian tutor gives the students an opportunity to discuss their project of dissertation with an expert.

The scholarship is awarded for one to three months study stay at a Norwegian higher education/research institution, and should be conducted during the semester periods, but fieldwork during the summer months may also be accepted. The grant does not cover participation at summer schools.

How to apply

Step 1: Read the guidelines for the mobility grant closely to check if you are eligible for applying.

Step 2: The applicant must find a tutor in Norway with expertise on the applicant’s topic, and who has agreed to guide you during the fieldwork. Ask the home institution tutor for advice or contact the tutor or the Department at the Norwegian institution directly.

Step 3: Get an invitation letter from the institution in Norway where you the tutor is associated, and where you plan to do your research. The letter of invitation from the Norwegian institution must be attached to the application.

Step 4: Your home institution tutor must write a recommendation of you and your project. Please ask the tutor to use the institution's letterheads and to sign the letter

Step 5: Fill in the application form in our online application system, Espresso on the oficial website (see Further OFficial Information). NB! Please read the guidelines for the mobility grant closely before starting the application. Please register in Espresso if your have not previously done so.

The application must provide a detailed description of the project and a justification for why a stay in Norway is necessary. 

The project description is of crucial importance for the assessment of the application. Applications from candidates whom have previously been rejected for grant and who choose to submit a new application must reflect academic progress from the last application.

Step 6: Upload the two attachments to the application: the invitation letter and the recommendation from your home institution tutor. Applications without the two attachments will not be processed. 

 Application deadline is March 31st 2017.

Applications are processed by SIU and decisions regarding grant will be sent to all applicants by e-mail.

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