ReNEW Call for applications for mobility, workshop and open access grants

ReNEW announces a targeted call for mobility, workshop and open access grants for University of Oslo. Deadline 15 November 2019.

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ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World: An Excellence Hub in Research, Education and Public Outreach) enhances cooperation and develops path-breaking research about the Nordic region against the background of an increasingly challenging global context. Through mobility, workshops, high-level conferences, education and outreach activities it brings together six Nordic universities with world-wide connections. ReNEW is funded by NordForsk through Nordic University Hubs initiative for a six-year period running from 2018 to 2023.  

ReNEW and UiO:Nordic announces a call for mobility, workshop and open access grants at University of Oslo (mobility, workshops and open access support). Eligible applicants are researchers at all stages of their careers, including PhD students and affiliated researchers. Mobility grants are available for research stays in the ReNEW partner universities, in ReNEW’s strategic international partners, and where relevant, in other universities or departments that are engaged in research relevant to ReNEW.

The grants are awarded on a competitive basis for a research that ties directly with the themes of ReNEW:

  • Nordic cooperation and region-building;
  • Democracy, governance and law;
  • Public policy, gender equality and labour markets;
  • Imagining Norden - branding and Nordic reputation;
  • Multiculturalism and globalization;
  • Nordic culture, education and media.

Mobility grants

ReNEW mobility is intended to intensify research collaboration and exchange of scholars. The grants are available for research stays in relevant departments of the ReNEW partner universities (Aarhus University, Copenhagen Business School, Södertörn University, University of Helsinki, University of Iceland, University of Oslo), in ReNEW’s strategic international partners (listed below), and where relevant, in other universities or departments that are engaged in research relevant to ReNEW. Mobility grants are also available for scholars from other universities seeking research stays in ReNEW universities.

Mobility grants are available for research stays from one week to 12 months. Mobility grants cover travel and accommodation costs, but not salary. Co-funding is encouraged. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for travel of the granting university. The receiving institution commits to provide a work-related infrastructure, and to facilitate integration of mobility candidates into the academic community. 

The criteria according to which applicants for mobility grant are assessed:

  • Potential to produce high quality research within the themes of ReNEW during the research stay;
  • Relevance of host institution (especially host scholar) for the research stay;
  • Contribution to seminars and/or other events, including teaching and public outreach, at the host institution;
  • Plans to participate in other ReNEW activities, such as annual conferences;
  • Possibilities for synergies between the ReNEW partner institutions, key persons and ReNEW strategic partner universities (including Boston University, European University Institute, Fudan University, Harvard University and Sciences-Po) and other relevant research environments (e.g. Scandinavian/Nordic studies departments outside the Nordic countries).

Apply for ReNEW Early Career Mobility Funding

Apply for ReNEW Senior Researcher Mobility Funding

Workshop grants

ReNEW workshops have multiple purposes, such as, to explore research ideas, to pursue on-going cooperation in the context of a joint publication, to fund start-up projects, to contribute to outreach or other activities. Grant covers travel of participants, hosting of the workshop, meals during the workshop and other relevant costs. Co-funding is encouraged. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for events of the granting university. Workshops will usually take place at a ReNEW partner university. The workshop, as part of international research collaboration, should aim to include the most relevant scholars in a particular sub-field of relevance of ReNEW. 

Criteria for funding:

  • Contribution to high quality research within the themes of ReNEW as a result of the workshop;
  • The participants should generally represent at least two universities within the ReNEW hub;
  • The short-term and long-term aim of the workshop should be specified, with an emphasis on contribution to the research field.

Apply for ReNEW Workshop Funding

Open Access support

ReNEW open access support aims at a broader dissemination of research on Norden, especially in a global context. Open access support can be applied for on a competitive basis for publications within the themes of ReNEW. Open access support is available for payment of open access fees for books, journal articles and book chapters. The publication must have been published within a year or will be published in the next six months. Access will be for gold or green open access. The anticipated level for a contribution are 5,000 to 15,000 NOK for articles/chapters and 10,000 to 50,000 NOK for books. (In exceptional cases, can support for articles be increased up to 20,000 for articles and 100,000 NOK for books.)

The criteria according to which open access grants are assessed:

  • The relevance of the publication to ReNEW themes;
  • The importance of broad dissemination of this research  Contribution from applicant/other institutions to open access payment;
  • The impact factor of the journal or status of publisher;
  • How the publication is connected to ReNEW partner.

Apply for ReNEW Open Access Funding

Review process

Applications are reviewed by an advisory assessment committee, on the basis of the criteria specified above. In addition to the specific criteria for workshops, mobility and open access publication, the quality of the proposed research and work plan for mobility/workshop, its relevance for the ReNEW agenda and the potential impact (research output and impact on the academic community and on broader society) are a key factor in the evaluation.

After the review by the advisory assessment committee, the final decision is made by the ReNEW steering group. The steering group has the discretion to allocate funding according to strategic aims. The decision can be unconditional acceptance, conditional acceptance or rejection. If accepted, the grant amount may differ from the one applied for. The applicant will receive a response by the end of 2019.

Important information

Applications are submitted electronically through application forms in ReNEW’s homepage. 

Required attachments for mobility: curriculum vitae, work plan, detailed budget (travel, accommodation and other costs incurred by the visit) and invitation from host institution. 

Required attachments for workshops: list of participants, workshop description (purpose, plan for advertisement, time schedule, preliminary programme, contribution to ReNEW themes & research and future involvement in ReNEW), detailed budget (max sum equivalent to 50 000 NOK unless special circumstances, including expected costs for meals, travel, accommodation)1, CV of main applicants.

Required attachments for open access: proposal (maximum 1 page), link to open access policy of publisher, copy of publication, proof of acceptance of the publication.

The workshop/mobility stay should be carried out and open access support used in 2020. Successful workshop applicants will be required to submit their preliminary workshop programme for publication on the ReNEW website. Moreover, successful mobility and workshop applicants are to submit a report to the ReNEW steering group within one month after the mobility/workshop. 

In planning workshops and mobility stays, applicants are asked to consider how their activities might also generate content for (the ReNEW website for outreach and public dissemination)

ReNEW funding should be acknowledged on the workshop call and programme, including the use of the ReNEW and NordForsk logo. All research published following the workshop and mobility funding should refer to the supportive role of ReNEW. Open access support should be acknowledged in the publication or, if this is no longer possible, at scholar’s or project’s website.


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Publisert 8. okt. 2019 10:15 - Sist endret 27. mars 2020 15:02