There are many good reasons to conduct a research stay abroad. It provides the opportunity to learn new approaches, gain new perspectives and insight into new methods, and experience a different research culture. Another motivating factor may be to gain access to data and research equipment. Along the way you will meet new researchers and expand your network, perhaps launching joint projects and long-term research cooperation.
- What is the purpose of your research stay abroad?
- Will you be using an established network or seeking new partners?
- How does your expertise fit in at the host institution?
- Discuss various possibilities with your research group and supervisor in Norway.
- Plan how you will use your expertise when you return to Norway.
- Start planning well in advance, at least one year prior to your departure.
- Get an overview of funding opportunities and application deadlines.
- Make sure that your project application adequately addresses the purpose of the grant.
- Your research project should be planned and funding obtained well in advance of your date of departure.
More information and tips when moving abroad
- Social security when staying abroad
- Taxation when moving abroad
- Dual careers when leaving Norway
- Children and school when moving abroad
- Tips when moving abroad
- Check list when leaving Norway