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Grants for young researchers

Young researchers can apply for grants to study the archeology, art, language, culture and society of Italy and the Mediterranean.

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Photo: UiO/Francesco Segrè

The scholarship scheme applies to:

  • Young researchers, without fixed-term positions
  • MA students
  • FIDEM students

The application must include:

  • Short project description (1- 3 pages)
  •  Application letter:
    • Stating the purpose of the research stay
    • Dates for the research stay
    • A budget
  • A letter of recommendation from supervisor
  • CV and transcript of university records (courses and grades)

Grants framework

The research projects must be in line with the scope and objectives of the Norwegian Institute in Rome, and be relevant to Rome or the Mediterranean. Applicants must be from Norwegian higher education institutions, priority will be given to applicants from collaborating institutions.

The support is intended to cover expenses for travel and accommodation. The size of the grant depends on the project and the duration of the stay. The research stay must be for a minimum of three weeks. We encourage climate friendly travel, and will provide additional funding for those wishin to travel by train. Research stays in the more quiet winter months from November - March are welcome.  

The maximum grant is NOK 30 000. All expenses must be documented with a report and receipts submitted to the Institute. 

Successful applicants will be assigned a work space and may be asked to present their project at the Institute.

Priority will be given to new applicants according to the quality and pertinence of their project. Applications from researchers that have received a similar grant from the Institute previously, may be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

Submission of application

Applications should be submitted to Anne Nicolaysen, epost:
Feel free to contact Nicolaysen for further information.  

Application deadlines: 15 May and 15 October

Published Sep. 7, 2020 10:48 AM - Last modified June 28, 2022 1:38 PM