NMBUs internal funding for international travel grant

NMBU grants funding for international travel grant for academic staff on sabbatical leave, for employees in NMBU recruitment positions (PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows), and for residents. Annual deadline for applications: 1st of November.

NMBUs internal funding for international travel grant

NMBU strives for increased international cooperation and grants funding to international stays. A prerequisite is that the stay will take place at an international university or research institution of high esteem. It is an annual announcement in the autumn semester, and the funding stretches to appx. 3 million NOK every year, given that there are budgetary decision allowing for it from the university board. Detailed call for the academic year 2021/2022 is available in the right margin. Deadline for applications: 1st of November yearly.

Changes due to the corona situation:

If you are anable to complete your planned stay abroad / your stay abroad must be postponed due to the corona situation, you must apply to postpone the stay. It is important that you have a dialogue with the dean at your faculty so that you jointly find a good solution for the postponement. The application (an e-mail is sufficient) should be sent to Anna Lewandowska-Sabat (anna.sabat@nmbu.no) with the dean in a copy.

1. International travel grant for academic staff on sabbatical leave.

Awarding the grant prerequisites granting a sabbatical leave by the faculty (dean). Guidelines for sabbatical leave at NMBU may be found in the right margin.

A maximum of two stays at different institutions may be granted. The institutions in question must be approved by the faculty. Applicants must document the collaboration in the application. Travel grant can be granted for at least 3 and maximum of 10 months.

Guidelines and criteria for international travel grants for academic staff on sabbatical leave are available in the right margin. 

Please fill in the e-application form and include aims for the stay and budget. The application must contain following attachments:

  • confirmation from the faculty (dean) that the sabbatical leave is granted
  • formal invitation from the host institution(s) with description of existing / planned collaboration.

The link to the e-application form can be found here (login with Feide): https://nettskjema.no/a/internationaltravelgrant2021

2. International travel grant for PhD candidates and Postdoctoral fellows in NMBU’s recruitment positions ("KD stipendiat") and residents.

Important information! The funds will be divided into two calls: part 1 with a deadline November 1, 2020 and part 2 with a deadline May 1, 2021.The call with the deadline November 1, 2020 concerns applicants who are planning an international stay abroad during the autumn 2021. The call with the deadline May 1, 2021 concerns applicants who are planning an international stay abroad during the spring 2022. 

Awarding the grant prerequisites approval of the international leave by the faculty (dean) and the supervisor. A maximum number of stays at two different institutions of high international esteem may be granted. The institutions in question must be approved by the faculty. Applicants must document the collaboration in the application.

A travel grant will only cover at least 2 and a maximum of 6 months.

Guidelines and criteria for international travel grants for PhD Candidates and Postdoctoral fellows in NMBU recruitment positions, and for residents are available in the right margin. 

Please fill in the e-application form and include aims for the stay and budget. The application must contain following attachments:

  • confirmation from the faculty (dean) and the supervisor that the international leave is approved
  • CV with the publication list, mobility, clinical work and institutional duties
  • formal invitation from the host institution(s) with description of existing / planned collaboration.

The link to the e-application form can be found here (login with Feide): https://nettskjema.no/a/internationaltravelgrant2021

The NMBU rates must be used to calculate the budget for international stays (the same rates as the Norwegian Research Council):

Living expenses:

  • 19 000 NOK per month for single persons
  • 34 000 NOK per month for a family

Travel expenses:

  • Describe appx. travel expenses such as flight/bus/train tickets in a table.

If granted, 80% of the grant is paid in advance ahead of the journey for international stays. The remaining 20% will be paid on return after the final report and final disbursement form is delivered and has been approved.

What to do after your return to Norway?

1. Final report:
The final report should be filled in electonically within one month after your return to Norway.

The link to the final report e-form can be found here (login with Feide): https://nettskjema.no/a/finalreport

2. Final disbursement form:
The final disbursement 
form (available in the right margin) and original receipts must be physically sent to Kirsten Ranheim Berg (Finance Department) within one month after your return to Norway.

Important tax information
All relevant receipts must be kept and sent to Kirsten Ranheim Berg (Finance Department) together with the final disbursement form as soon as possible after your return to Norway. When the final disbursement form is delivered and reviewed, the remaining 20% will be paid.

The Finance Department at NMBU reports to the Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten) both grant and salary earned during the period abroad. It is therefore important that you report the exact dates of your research stay abroad to the Finance Department as soon as this is known.

Salary is reported the same month it is paid, while grants are only reported as non-deductible / taxable grants after your return to Norway. The employee must not report anything directly to the Norwegian Tax Administration. If you have had a reduced tax during your stay abroad, it is important to get a new tax card upon return.

Published 22. December 2015 - 14:34 - Updated 17. September 2020 - 15:00