International students who wish to pursue a master’s degree at the Norwegian Institute in Norway are eligible for a Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature.
The mobility grant is given to Master’s and Ph.D. students studying Norwegian language or literature in countries other than Norway, at institutions having a Nordic/Scandinavian studies department. The money must be spent on dissertation fieldwork in Norway.
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The mobility grant is for one to three months. The fieldwork must take place at a Norwegian higher educational/research institution, and the applicant must supply the name and contact information for a tutor who has agreed to tutor the student during his or her stay in Norway. The award is intended to help with the costs of the research stay in Norway.
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) is a Norwegian research institution situated in Oslo. The Norwegian Parliament established it in 1959.
In 1959, the Norwegian Parliament established the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) to develop a better understanding of international affairs in Norway. NUPI has worked toward this goal by conducting a variety of research projects and distributing knowledge on international concerns. NUPI is a leader among Norwegian institutes that do international affairs research on issues that directly affect Norwegian foreign policy and economic connections.
NUPI’s independence from Norwegian foreign policy is ensured by its subordination to the Ministry of Education rather than the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, despite the fact that it was formerly wholly funded from the state budget (distinguishing it from its counterparts in Sweden and many other countries). The institute as a whole has never taken a policy position on current topics, instead relying on the expertise of its individual scholars.
Nonetheless, NUPI has tended to be viewed as similar to the administration’s views in the Norwegian political discourse and the wider Norwegian research community of international affairs, whether the government has been Labour or Conservative, center-left or center-right. Several of its directors, including John Sanness, Johan Jrgen Holst, and Jan Egeland, were notable Labour politicians. Anders C. Sjaastad, John Kristen Skogan, and Janne Haaland Matlary, three of the group’s other researchers, have all served in Conservative / center-right or centrist governments.
- Level of Study: Masters, PhD
- Institution(s): Norwegian Institute
- Study in: Norway
- Courses Offered:
- Program Period: Maximum of three months.
- Deadline: March 25, 2022
Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature will provide the recipient with the following benefits:
- A new, differentiated travel grant is introduced, in addition to grant for board and lodging.
- Travel grant (fixed rates):
NOK 2,000 for travel from countries in Europe.
NOK 3,000 for travel from St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia.
NOK 5,000 for travel from other cities in Russia, other Eurasia countries and countries outside of Europe.
Grant for board and lodging:
- The grant follows the rates set by The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund for basic support and is NOK 11 020 per month.
To qualify for Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature, you must fulfill the following requirements:
- Required Language: English
- Eligible Countries: All World Countries
- The Mobility grant is awarded master and ph.D. Student in countries outside Norway, at institutions with a Department for Nordic/Scandinavia studies, whom have chosen Norwegian language or Norwegian literature as topic for their dissertation. The grant must be used for fieldwork in Norway in connection with the dissertation.
- The applications will be assessed by the Program Committee for Norwegian Studies Abroad.
- The applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application.
- Reporting: A report about the fieldwork must be submitted within one month after the fieldwork has ended. A report form will be available under “My tasks” in Espresso.
- Who may not apply:
• Bachelor students.
• Students who have previously grants from Diku (SIU) for the same project with the same education level.
• Students with Norwegian citizenship, studying at Master or ph.D. level at an institution outside Norway.
How to Apply?
Please follow the following process to apply for this grant:
1. Download and read the Guidelines for the Mobility grant for Norwegian Language and Literature.
2. Prepare a project description and contact a tutor and an institution of higher learning in Norway.
3. Fill out the online application form in Espresso. The application can be written in English or Norwegian.
4. Obligatory attachments:
- a recommendation letter from the home institution tutor
- a personal invitation letter from the Norwegian institution
5. Submit the application before the annual deadline March 25th, 2022.
6. Your application will be assessed by the Programme Committee for Norwegian Studies Abroad.
7. The applicant will be informed about the outcome of their application approximately in May.
To know more about Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature, please visit Official Website.