Many seeking a research stay in Norway

Most of the researchers who receive grants for a stay at a Norwegian research institution under the YGGDRASIL mobility programme come from countries with which Norway already has extensive research cooperation. The guest researchers are evenly distributed among the Norwegian research institutions. (Photo: Colourbox))

Upwards of one-fourth of the grant applications submitted for the 28 November deadline were addressed to the Research Council of Norway’s guest researcher programme, the YGGDRASIL mobility programme. The largest call for proposals was issued by the Research Programme on Sickness Absence, Work and Health (SYKEFRAVAER).

Seventeen programmes and activities issued calls for proposals for the 28 November deadline, and the Research Council received a total of 553 grant applications in response.

Researcher mobility enhances cooperation

The largest number of grant applications was submitted to the YGGDRASIL mobility programme for international Ph.D. students and younger researchers seeking a research stay in Norway. An impressive 145 applicants are now competing for a grant from the NOK 10 million available for allocation.

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