If you are looking for funding for your research, please have a look at the links and news provided on this page.
The Chinese Embassy in Norway have listed up several sources of funding, both supported externally and by the Chinese government.
The Norwegian Research Council
The Norwegian Research Council regularly provides funding for researchers by sending out various calls available in both countries.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Anyone can register their interest in being an expert, but please note that most of the experts selected will probably come from Member States of the European Union and Associated Countries.
Are You looking for PhDs, Research Fellowships, or Professor/Associate Professor Positions in Norway?
It can sometimes be difficult to find what opportunities are being offered at higher education and research institutions in Norway. A very good tip is to check out “jobbnorge.no”, which is an online portal where most of the major Norwegian higher education and research institutions post their vacancies.
Are you looking for a way to fund a research/higher education partnership between your institution/academic group and a Chinese counterpart? Read more >
Mobility Grants available for Master and Ph.d. students studying Norwegian language or literature (expired)
The Mobility Grant is a grant to support fieldwork in Norway in connection with thesis for Master or Ph.D. in Norwegian language and/or Norwegian literature.
The scholarship is awarded for a stay of one to three months at a Norwegian higher education / research institution.
How to apply?
Click here to read the guidlines and academic requirements for applying. The deadline for applying for a 2017-2018 grant is on March 31st.
What does the grant cover?
The grant will cover expenses in connection with the research stay in Norway. The grant for 2017-2018 will be NOK 10 395 per month. Fieldwork in one of the three northernmost counties in Norway will in addition imply an extra travel grant of NOK 1,000. Grants for travel to and from Norway are not awarded.
Please visit the website here for more information.
The 2017 call for applications under UTFORSK supports two-year projects and four-year projects.
The UTFORSK Partnership Program is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research and administered by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)
- Up to NOK 2 million per project
- Project period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021.
- Application deadline: 31 May 2017 at 15.00 (Norwegian time).
Click here to download the call for application.
- Up to NOK 300 000 per project.
- Project period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019.
- Application deadline: 22 September 2017 at 15.00 (Norwegian time).
Click here to download the call for application.
The overall aim of the program is to enhance long-term cooperation in higher education with the countries encompassed by the Norwegian government’s Panorama strategy, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa. The program will support academic partnerships based on the mutual, strategic interests of the partner institutions.
For more information about the program and funding requirements, please click here.
Den kinesiske stat tilbyr årlig inntil 10 stipender for norske studenter og forskere ved kinesiske høyere læresteder.
Stipendets varighet er 11 måneder (1 studieår).
Mål for programmet:
Statsstipendene under kulturavtalen med Kina skal bidra til å etablere og utvide den akademiske og kulturelle kontakten mellom norske og kinesiske enkeltpersoner og utdannings- og forskningsinstitusjoner.
- Dekning av skolepenger
- Månedlig stipend: CNY 2.500 – 3.500 avhengig av studentkategori
Åpne for både norske studenter og forskere, og søker må fortrinnsvis være tilknyttet norsk utdannings- eller forskningsinstitusjon.
Det anbefales at søkere bør ha noe kjennskap til kinesisk. Dersom språkkunnskapene er utilstrekkelige, anbefales et intensivkurs i kinesisk før utreise. For søkere som planlegger studier som undervises på engelsk er ikke dette et krav.
Fag og tematiske prioriteringer:
Programmet er åpent for alle fag.
Søknadsfrist og prosedyre:
Søknadsfrist 1. april 2017 og skjer igjennom forskningsrådet sitt Søknadsskjema (klikk på linken for å laste det ned).
Søknaden sendes til: firstname.lastname@example.org innen 1.april.
Dersom man har særskilte ønsker om studiested eller universitet må institusjonen utstede et Pre-Admission Letter. Dette kan fremskaffes etter at nominasjon fra Forskningsrådet har funnet sted.
*Merk at Hong Kong og Taiwan ikke er inkludert i stipendieordningen.
For mer informasjon, kan du klikke her for å besøke forskningsrådet sin hjemmeside.
Se ellers hjemmesiden til China Scholarship Council for mer informasjon om ordningen Chinese Government Scholarship programme. På siden finnes også lenke til liste over godkjente studiesteder.
On behalf of the Environment Bureau (ENB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, we would like to invite you to participate in the International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles (the Competition). Read more >
The Environmental Research for a Green Transition (MILJØFORSK) (2016–2025) programme is the Research Council of Norway’s primary initiative for land-based environmental research and will expand the knowledge base on key environmental problems.
The programme will generate new knowledge about biodiversity, cultural environments, ecosystem services, hazardous substances and pollution, among other topics. It will also study pressures on the environment and the relationships between social drivers/measures and natural drivers/responses. This will provide a basis for solutions, future-oriented business development and more extensive cooperation between the environmental sector and trade and industry in the transition towards a sustainable society.
The programme is available for researchers wishing to do research in China, in connection with the Research Council’s CHINOR programme.
MILJØFORSK normally accepts grant applications from universities, university colleges, research institutes, the public sector and trade and industry.
The project and has an overall budget of approximately NOK 89 million per year.
The application deadline is September 7 2016.
For more information and application form, see: http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Funding/MILJOFORSK/1254008919542/p1184150364108?visAktive=true
20th Asia-Europe Foundation Summer University: Gateways to Asia and Europe – Connectivity by Land, Sea and Air.
The 20th ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU20) is for those who are hungry to explore the role of transportation and trade in connecting Asia and Europe – in the past, present and future. Be part of the Asia-Europe team of young professionals and students who will travel together for 2 weeks across China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation under the theme “Gateways of Asia and Europe: Connectivity by Land, Sea & Air”.
In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process, ASEFSU20 explores the concept of “Connectivity” between Asia and Europe from 3 lenses: Human Connectivity, Trade and Economic Cooperation, and Transport. ASEFSU20 leverages on the accelerating social and economic linkages between the 2 dynamic continents.
The journey passes through emerging economic corridors in these 3 countries where you will meet and learn from local communities and take upon real-scenario challenges on road, rail, maritime and air transportation. ASEFSU20 brings the participants together with government officials, businesses, academia and the civil society, and offers a top-tier environment for professional and personal development.
Experience first-hand Asia-Europe connectivity on the go!
ASEFSU20 is your opportunity to apply your skills and add-on an once-in-a-lifetime educational expedition
2 weeks between 15 August to 5 September 2016 (final dates subject to minor changes)
Beijing (China), Harbin (China), Vladivostok (Russian Federation), Chita (Russian Federation), Irkutsk (Russian Federation) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
No registration or participation fee for the selected participants!
Transportation, accommodation and meals?
Provided during the duration of the trip.
From country of residence to the starting point and back will be available.
Who can apply?
Citizens of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Partner countries: http://www.aseminfoboard.org/members
Bergen’s academic institutions gather some of the world’s top water experts for a two-week research school this summer for PhD students and junior researchers.
The annual Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) will from June 13-24, 2016 create a multidisciplinary venue for exploring one of the greatest challenges of our time – water. Seven parallel courses spanning disciplines from the natural and social sciences to the humanities are offered.
The University of Bergen is specifically qualified for organizing a truly interdisciplinary school for PhD-students and junior researchers on such a topic, mixing disciplines like history, religion, culture, law, climate sciences, geography, and system dynamics. The courses will be tied together with a series of plenary sessions and keynotes by top international water experts. The Summer School will also as part of the teaching course offer an excursion into the waterscape of western Norway to explore the impact of rivers, fjords and glaciers on societies.
Professor Terje Tvedt is the scientific leader of this year’s Summer School. He has published a number of influential books and articles on water-society issues, and is also series editor of the nine-volume series A History of Water with contributions from over two hundred researchers from most disciplines — and from about one hundred countries. Professor Tvedt is also known for three award-winning TV-documentaries on water that has been shown all over the world. He has previously organized a number of national and Nordic PhD-courses and large international conferences with inter-disciplinary approach to water-society issues.
This is the ninth summer Bergen puts global challenges on the agenda for the international multidisciplinary research school. BSRS attracts PhD students and junior researchers from all over the world. For the Summer School in 2016 we cooperate with Worldwide Universities Network, further guaranteeing that this year’s courses will have a very high quality of excellent teachers with a solid disciplinary background.
Please see the website for more information about the course and how to apply: http://www.uib.no/en/rs/bsrs