Grant call: International mobility and cooperation

UiO:Energy offers financial support for shorter visits abroad for master’s and PhD students as well as researchers within the field of energy. We also support visits from international researchers/students to UiO.

Doctoral Research Fellow Elisabeth M.C. Svennevik used our grant in June 2018, read about her experience here.

International mobility

Designed to address the complex transition towards secure and sustainable energy systems, UiO:Energy aims to strengthen and support energy (and energy related) research at the university.

UiO:Energy sees the promotion of increased international mobility as a research-promoting and competence-enhancing initiative. For this reason we offer research grants for master’s and PhD fellows as well as scholars that work within the energy domain. For more information about UiO:Energy, see our websites.

Details about the grant

Students/fellows/researchers at UiO may apply for grants covering research and competence-increasing activities or attendance at relevant conferences abroad, or, courses or short-term visits to international research groups, lasting from two to eight weeks. We also support visits from international researchers/students to UiO to foster international collaborations. The proposed activity should take place within 12 months of the application deadline, meaning that if you apply by the 15th of September 2018, the stay should take place before September 2019.

Applications for longer visits may be considered, although these cannot expect to be fully financed. For Personal Overseas Research Grants ranging from 3-12 months, we kindly ask that you consider applying for funds at the Research Council of Norway or Erasmus+.

International academic networks are important for positioning oneself abroad, especially within the EU, representing a crucial source of financing for future research. UiO is thus concerned with building research networks of high quality throughout Europe. The network-building aspect of international mobility is not a prerequisite for applying, but will be considered favourably upon evaluation.

The application process

The application should not exceed 3 pages, and should include an outline of planned activities and a draft of the research- or competence-promoting aspects of the trip/visit. A confirmation from the institution/conference you wish to visit should be attached, as well as a budget for travel and living costs and relevant fees. Living costs are to be calculated using the rates from the Research Council of Norway.

The maximum grant per applicant is NOK 50 000. The application should be supported by  your supervisor/superior and the head of your department or research centre.

Priority will be given to students or young researchers aiming for competence-increasing /career building activities. A secondary priority is given to activities that are expected to strengthen UiO's participation in Horizon2020.

How to apply

Applications should be sent using this webform. If you have question regarding the grant call contact Katina Elisabeth Grønli on,

Application deadline: 15th of September 2018

Published Aug. 28, 2018 1:09 PM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2019 1:17 PM