The Research Council of Norway has a yearly call for three-year researcher projects with international mobility. The purpose is to promote internationalization and career development among researchers early in their careers, and to contribute to the transfer of knowledge to Norwegian research environments. The call is aimed at researchers at (entering) postdoctoral level, who will spend two years at a research organization abroad and the third year at a Norwegian research organization. The funding covers both salary for three years and various other costs. The application deadline is 2 February 2022.
Matchmaking process fall 2021
The Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN), NTNU Biotechnology, and NTNU Health have teamed up with the Swedish life science research institution Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) to help PhDs and postdocs associated with DLN and NTNU Health/Biotechnology to connect with excellent research groups at SciLifeLab to apply for the grant.
SciLifeLab is an institution for the advancement of molecular biosciences in Sweden. It is funded as a national research infrastructure by the Swedish government. Exciting postdoc opportunities can for example be found in the groups of SciLifeLab Fellows who are excellent international group leaders recruited to SciLifeLab’s funding universities. The SciLifeLab Fellows are active in most areas of life science, ranging from quantitative principles in tumor biology and functional nano-enabled drug delivery systems, to sophisticated approaches in infection biology (e.g., organoid models and high-resolution live imaging) and molecule fluorescence imaging approaches for visualizing molecular machines in real time. More exciting projects can be found in the other SciLifeLab research groups.
What do you have to do?
- If you aren’t already a member of Digital Life Norway Research School, please apply here (not necessary for NTNU Health/Biotechnology)
- Read the call from the Research Council of Norway carefully to make sure you are eligible to apply
- It is not possible to receive funding for a Three-year Researcher Project with International Mobility more than once.
- As of the application submission deadline, you may not have lived or worked in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the past three years.
- As of the application submission deadline, you must have lived or worked in Norway for at least 12 months in the past seven years.
- You must be employed by the Project Owner (Norwegian research organization) for the entire duration of the project period.
- You must have taken a master’s degree or PhD at a Norwegian research organization.
- Your PhD dissertation must be submitted at the earliest date possible, and latest by 1 June 2022
- You must have defended your dissertation no earlier than 2 February 2015.
- You can only be the project manager for one application submitted for either a Three-year Researcher Project with International Mobility (this call), Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal, Researcher Project for Young Talents, Knowledge-building Project for Industry, or Collaborative Project to meet Societal and Industry-related Challenges.
- Consider attending the webinars about the calls from the Research Council as shown in the timeline in the Norwegian call text.
- Register your interest for our matchmaking process by filling out this form. Note that you have to attach your CV and a short motivation letter. The deadline for registration is November 7th.
- If you find collaborators both at SciLifeLab and in Norway, apply for the mobility grant from the Research Council of Norway together. The application deadline is 2 February 2022. Note that you are responsible for writing the application yourself.
What will we do?
- After November 7th the Centre for Digital Life Norway, NTNU Health/Biotechnology, and SciLifeLab will select which PhDs and postdocs to present for the SciLifeLab research group leaders.
- SciLifeLab will present the CVs and motivational letters of the selected PhDs and postdocs to their group leaders to identify potential postdoc hosts who will take part in the matchmaking.
- If you are selected to attend the matchmaking we will put you in contact with relevant researchers from SciLifeLab and DLN partner projects, but you will have to set up meetings yourself to get to know them and discuss a potential application and possible collaboration.
- If you are selected to attend the matchmaking but you already have sought out a Norwegian project owner, we will put you in contact with relevant researchers from SciLifeLab. However, you will have to set up meetings yourself to get to know them and discuss a potential application and possible collaboration.
- We will support candidates who choose to proceed with the application process with letters of support.
- For DLN- members: Projects that have been part of the matchmaking process and receive funding through the call, will be admitted as partner projects in the Centre for Digital Life Norway and have access to guidance and support within data management, cross-disciplinary and cross-projects activities, innovation and industry collaboration, responsible research and innovation (RRI) and communications. Read more about this support
For questions regarding the matchmaking process contact Alexandra Patriksson (DLN)