Funding resources for Young Scientists

Young Njord members have had success with several of the grants listed below, for instance Gaute Linga (Kristine Bonnevie travel grant), Joanna Dziadkowiec (Mobility Grant, RCN) and Jessica McBeck (Young Talents, RCN).

If you want to send an application, please get in contact with Mino. Applications must be approved by François before sending.


You can apply for funding for  operational costs, research equipment, scientific travels, and salary costs for scientific assistance. See more info here (In Norwegian) The application form is available at the web site minimum one month before the application deadline.
Application deadline January 15th. 

Industrial Liaison at the Department of Geosciences (UiO)

You can apply for money to go to conference or meeting. The maximum grant is 15 000 NOK/ permanent staff member and 10 000 NOK/temporary staff member.
Application deadline: February 1st, May 1st, September 1st, December 1st.

Support for events (NFR)

The event must serve as a meeting place for disseminating research results, exchanging knowledge, expanding the knowledge-base and/or establishing new scientific collaboration. Funding is available for both physical and virtual events. Read more about it on the webpage of the Research council. 
Open ended application deadline.

NEW: Annual eScience Event from 2020 to 2025 (NFR)

The purpose of this call is to provide funding for an annual meeting place where young researchers can learn about new ideas, methods and theories within eScience as well as build a professional network. 
Application deadline February 12th.

Peder Sather Grant Program

The Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from, among others, the University of Oslo. Grants can support activities such as workshops, mini-conferences, virtual intellectual exchanges, the undertaking of exploratory and pilot studies, activities such as PhD student exchanges, longer-term stays for Principal Investigators, the collection and analysis of data, and other core research activities. The Center offers grants of between $10 000 and $25 000.
Application deadline: April 8th 2021

Researcher Project for Young Talents(NFR)

Funding is intended to give talented young researchers under the age of 40 in all disciplines and thematic areas the opportunity to pursue their ideas and lead a research project. This call is targeted towards researchers in the early stages of their careers, 2–7 years after defence of an approved doctorate, who have demonstrated the potential to conduct research of high scientific quality.
Application deadline 10 February 2021 for project start the following year.

Three-year Researcher Project with International Mobility(NFR)

The purpose of this call is to increase international mobility and promote career development among researchers at an early stage in their careers, as well as to facilitate knowledge transfer to research groups in Norway. The call is targeted towards researchers at the post-doctoral level who are to spend two years at a research organisation abroad and the third year at a research organisation in Norway. Grant proposals will be accepted for projects within all disciplines and research areas.
Application deadline 10 February 2021 for project start the following year.

The Kristine Bonnevie travel stipend

The stipend is for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers. This travel stipend presumes an uninterrupted stay abroad for 1-6 months the following year.
(Internal) application deadline June 10th 2021 for trips in 2022.

Hans og Helga Reusch`s legat

This funding supports studies in Geology and Physical Geography at the MN-faculty, UiO. You can apply once and have to be below 35 years old. 
This is mainly an honour for work already done. Application deadline October 15th.

Orlaug L. Merkesdal`s legat

Geology Master students, PhDs, Postdocs or permanent staff members at the Department of Geosciences (UiO) can apply for funding for studies in Geology, including visits at relevant institutions abroad, and travel to scientific Meetings. Application deadline October 15th.


You can apply for 50 000 to 200 000 NOK in stipend to stay minimum one year of your Master or PhD at an  accredited university in the US.NEW from 2019/20 is that PhD students can get stipend for a minimum 4 months stay in the US. Application deadline October 1st for start no earlier than August 1st the year after.

Cooperation between Germany and Norway: DNSZ Seed money

The German-Norwegian Study Centre in Kiel (DNSZ) provides funds. The money is predominantly meant for projects which help create a foundation for continuing collaboration between Norway and Germany in research or university studies & teaching, and promise an enduring impact. A maximum of € 5,000 may be applied for travel and accommodation.
Application deadline: There is no call for proposals at the moment because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Aurora and DAAD Mobility Programmes – Researcher Exchange for New Collaboration between Norway and France/Germany

The purpose is to establish and expand the contact between educational and research institutions in Norway and corresponding organizations in France and Germany.
No open calls at the moment. 

Research Stays Abroad (NFR)

This grant is for doctoral and post-doctoral fellows who receive funding for salary by FRIPRO from the Norwegian Research Council (NFR), like project managers for the Young Research Talents programme. It is possible to apply for a Personal Overseas Research Grant several times throughout the same fellowship period. Each research stay must last at least 3 months, and FRIPRO covers a maximum of 12 months abroad for each person. 
Open ended application deadline.

Young CAS fellow

The Young CAS Fellow programme is an opportunity for researchers below the age of 40 to receive funding and support for their research projects, and gain valuable experience from organizing multiple workshops and a two-month research stay. CAS provides funds, office space and administrative support.
Application deadline June 9th 2021.


See also other calls from the European Research Council.

Other Resources

Career developement programme for Postdocs at the MatNat-faculty. Candidates recruited to this programme will follow 15 online modules spread over seven months, complemented by personal advice and mentoring. 

Workshops/seminars/events arranged by the MatNat-faculty (4-6 times per year).

The Postdoc Portal for Postdoc fellows at the MatNat-faculty. 

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