Travel Grants for research stays IN NORWAY AND abroad

The Universities follow the guidelines of the National Institute of Public Health which advises against travel that is not strictly necessary.

Normally, IBA would  accept applications from PhD students and “forskerlinje”-members for travel grants for research stays in Norway and abroad twice a year. This year we find this call for applications problematic as it promotes and supports activity that the NIPH advises against.

Because of this, IBA has decided that we will not open up for the regular travel grant applications this year with a deadline of October 15th. We will, however, take in rolling-applications throughout the rest of the year from those of you that consider that your specific research stay falls outside of NIPH´s advice. Rolling-applications are also accepted if travel restrictions are lifted in the not too distant future. Before applying please check the regulations imposed both by your local institution and the host institution where you intend to visit.

This rolling application only apply to travels intended within the next 6 months.

As always you will have to include in the application:

– a clear explanation why and how the research stay will benefit your project

– an outline of the planned work at the host institute explaining your motivation and intentions, and how this work will aid the progress of your scientific project (one page maximum)

– A proposed budget.

– A signed invitation letter from the hosting institution.

– A signed letter of recommendation from your supervisor.

If you consider that you are not in disagreement with the recommendations of NIPH, please apply and upload documents here:


The grant typically covers travel and accommodation costs. Other costs may be covered if the need for those is clearly documented and is within the maximum funding amount for the specific time period. Please note that we can only reimburse you AFTER the stay is finished, and for the time being we cannot offer an advance.

Members can only receive one IBA research stay grant per year.

Members may apply for several shorter research stays in one application.

Members who have not received research stay grants previously will be prioritized.

We do not cover research stays for longer than three months.

Note: Applications MUST be submitted in advance of travel!