Travel Grants for research stays IN NORWAY AND abroad

IBA offers travel grants to IBA Members!

Apply for grant for research stay (the link is opened 1 month prior to the deadline.)

Please note than we have changed our procedures (January 2020) and that the next application deadline is:

  • October 15th 2020

From 2021 there will be two deadlines each year (spring and fall).

PhD student and “Forskerlinje” members can receive a travel grant for research stays in Norway or abroad if the application provides a clear explanation why and how the research stay will benefit the candidate’s project.
This includes research stays at a lab/research group abroad, and does not include conference- and course-related expenses.


For information on co-funding travel and accommodation costs to participate in IBA activities please see guidelines 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.

How to apply:
The application must be in English and include the following:
1. 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. 1 page maximum.
2. A proposed budget.
3. A signed invitation letter from the hosting institution.
4. A signed letter of recommendation from the supervisor.

Note: Applications MUST be submitted in advance of travel!