Funding and vacancies

UiO:Energy supports interdisciplinary research  initiatives across the University of Oslo. Our grants fall into three categories, all with the aim to develop more sustainable energy systems.

Grants for international mobility and collaboration

UiO:Energy offers financial support for shorter visits abroad for master and PhD students as well as researchers within the field of energy. The grant aims to support increased international mobility as a research-promoting and competence-enhancing initiative. We support different activities such as attendance at conferences, courses or short-term visits to international research groups.

Current call (Deadline: 15 February 2018)

Seed funding/preliminary funding for new projects

Through these seed funding grants, the UiO:Energy strives to stimulate activities that can strengthen and support UiO’s energy and energy -related research in relation to major international and national calls, e.g. Horizon2020 and ENERGIX. The proposed projects should involve external research partners and stakeholders and aim at developing knowledge on moving towards sustainable energy systems.

Current call (only in Norwegian, deadline 15. November 2017).

UiO:Energy projects

UiO:Energy will in 2017 support the development of interdisciplinary projects aimed at addressing major challenges related to the transition towards more sustainable energy systems. In order to contribute to creating more sustainable solutions in the way we harvest, transport and use energy, it is necessary to collaborate across conventional disciplinary boundaries and to involve the society at large in the development and execution of the research at hand.

The projects will be developed following the basic concept of the much larger Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research funded by The Research Council of Norway). We aim at promoting interaction with the society and increase the contribution of UiO researchers in green value creation and the decarbonisation of the energy sector and thus contribute to mitigating climate change.

External Funding:

E.ON Stipendienfonds is a scholarship fund designed to promote and strengthen German-Norwegian academic relations in the field of energy sciences. This is achieved by awarding mobility grants to Master's and PhD students and junior researchers. In addition, the aim is to organize workshops, conferences and seminars and further expand the existing alumni network. Read more about the scholarship here.


The Peder Sather Center at the University of Berkley California has now announced funding for research collaboration with Norwegian Institutions for the academic year 2017-2018. The announcment is published on the center's website.