NRSN International Training Grant

The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) offers individual training grants for participation in theoretical and/or practical courses in neuroscience abroad, including workshops and summer schools. The aim of these grants is to allow our members to benefit from international expertise and training opportunities, and to expand their international networks. Please note that the grant is only intended for training that cannot be achieved in Norway. Meetings, conferences and short workshops related to such are not eligible for funding.

The call for international training grants is open throughout the year.

NRSN funding must be approved before the international 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.

The maximum amount of support is 25 000 NOK. A total of 400 000 NOK are available per year.

The NRSN board recommends the following list of international courses:


Who can apply?

The grant is available to 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 international 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 three NRSN faculty board members and will usually be evaluated within four weeks (except July).



After the course, you will be required to submit a brief report from the event.



PhD courses in spring 2018
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  • Human Psychophysiology: High-Density EEG analysis (10 ECTS) )
  • Essentials of Neurophysiology: from neurons to circuits to behaviours (5 ECTS)

Scientific Writing Workshop 2018

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