Funding

As an EPINOR PhD student you will receive funding for relevant PhD activities. Research stays abroad are encouraged and you can apply to have your costs covered. The visits can be short or longer, but the maximum amount you can apply for is 42 000,- (NOK) per research stay.

 Only EPINOR students that have participated in at least one of the EPINOR yearly meetings (the summer school or annual meeting) will be considered eligible for funding. In addition, engagement in local EPINOR activities will be emphasized. 

Funding guidelines

How to apply

A complete application must consist the following
1. Program of the course/summer school/research stay abroad
2. A scientific evaluation of the application regarding the feasibility, the quality and signification it will have of the students PhD project. The main supervisor must make this evaluation.
3. A signed application form by you and your supervisor.

The application with its attachments must be sent to your local administrative contact person within one of the two deadlines:

  • 15th of February
  • 15th of September

Who can apply?

The applicant must be a registered EPINOR student or an EPINOR student supervisor. For the EPINOR supervisors EPINOR will consider covering travel expenses for participation in EPINOR directly related activities such as

  • EPINOR Summer School
  • EPINOR annual meeting
  • EPINOR local/regional gatherings
  • Any other EPINOR directly related activities

What Do We Fund?

EPINOR funds recommended activities such as

  • National courses and seminars that are relevant for your PhD-project with contents that you cannot find at your home institution
  • International courses and seminars that are relevant for your PhD-project with contents that you cannot find in Norway
  • Research stays abroad
  • EPINOR Summer School
  • EPINOR Annual Meeting

All travels should use the cheapest ways of travelling. All travel costs granted by EPINOR (annual meeting, summer school and other traveling grants of 50 %) will calculate the city of departure as the same as the EPINOR member’s institution city (Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger or Tromsø). We do not cover participants at conferences since priority is given to courses and research stays abroad.

How Much Do We Grant?

EPINOR will cover at least 50 % of the costs concerning participation in a PhD courses, summer schools, seminars etc. This includes travel costs and accommodation. Costs per diem is not covered (e.g food etc). EPINOR Summer School: All traveling costs from the city of your home institution to the summer school location will be covered, including food and accomodation. EPINOR Annual Meeting: is usually in conjunction with the NOFE conference, 50% of the travel- and accomodation costs and 100% of the NOFE conference fee will be covered for PhD students. Research stays abroad: EPINOR have the same guidelines as The Research Council of Norway; for international scholarships until NOK 14 000,- can be supported per month (but no more than 42 000,- (NOK) per research stay). 

Disbursement

All funding will be reimbursed after the activity has taken place. If the costs are particularly high, EPINOR can exceptionally give an advance following the Economical Guide Lines at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. Please contact the administrative Coordinator for more information.

In general:

  • All travels should use the cheapest ways of travelling.
  • Costs per diem is not covered (e.g food etc).
  • A written summary in English of the highlights of the Activity, preferably with pictures, must be sent enclosed with the Travel and subsistence claim form. This text can be published on EPINOR’s website.

Students registered at NTNU, UiO, UiB and UiS:

Send a Travel and subsistence claim form to your home institution/research group for reimbursement. Your home institutions must then send an invoice to EPINOR included a copy of the completed form. The invoice address should be:

EPINOR/ Bente E. Schøning 
UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
Fakturamottak
Postboks 6050 Langnes
9037 Tromsø


Students registered at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway have two options for reimbursement:

If you have financial assets at UiT:

Send the total Travel and Subsistence Claim Form through PAGA to your Research Group for reimbursement. 

Your Research Group/financial adviser must then send a claim (omposteringsbilag) to EPINOR administrative coordinator Bente Schøning, including a copy of the completed form and the allocation letter. To your financial adviser: The claim(omposteringsbilag) must be sent within a month after the Travel and subsistence claim form has been submitted and never later than 1.December.

If you only have financial assets at another employer than UiT (ex.UNN):
Send a Travel and subsistence claim form to your home institution/research group for reimbursement. Your home institutions must then send an invoice to EPINOR included a copy of the completed form and the allocation letter. The invoice address should be:

EPINOR/ Bente E. Schøning 
UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
Fakturamottak
Postboks 6050 Langnes
9037 Tromsø



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Last updated: 30.08.2017 10:32
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