NRSN National and International Training Grants

NRSN National and International Training Grants

The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) offers individual national and international training grants for participation in theoretical or practical courses in neuroscience, including workshops and summer schools, as well as for short training stays in research groups. The aim of these grants is to allow our members to benefit from national and international expertise and training opportunities, and to expand their international networks.

NRSN will not cover per diem expenses (food), and are not able to reimburse Airbnb (or similar) bookings. We recommend that you have your own travel insurance. 

Evaluation of applications happens on a monthly first come, first serve, basis.

NRSN funding must be approved before the training starts. You should therefore submit your application at the latest two months before the training event (in May for events in August). Only complete applications which fulfill the guidelines will be considered.

For applications of training stays, the application should include a statement from the students regarding the expected learning outcomes from the stay, an invitation letter from the institution you plan on visiting, and a training schedule.

The maximum amount of support for national training is 10 000 NOK, and for international training it is 20 000 NOK. 


Who can apply?

The grant is only available to PhD students and research program ("Forskerlinje") medical students who are members of NRSN. If you are not yet a member, you can read more about membership and register here.


How to apply?

NRSN funding must be approved before the training starts.
Applicants must complete an electronic application form where the following information is required:

  • a description of the course and link to its webpage 
  • a description of the expected benefit for the PhD candidate
  • a budget showing the realistic estimates for costs of a) travel, b) accommodation, c) course fee, and d) other expenses
  • a description of what steps have been made to secure funding from other sources and if successful, how much support has been obtained
  • a signed letter of recommendation and approval of the budget from the applicant’s PhD supervisor
  • a confirmation that the PhD candidate has applied for the course and when a decision is to be expected.

To ensure an effective evaluation process, applications that fail to conform to any of the above may be rejected on formal grounds.



Applications will be evaluated regularly by a committee consisting of NRSN faculty board members and will usually be evaluated within two weeks.


Recommended courses

The NRSN board recommends the following list of international courses: