Mobility grants 2020

The objective of ATTR is to create a vibrant interdisciplinary scholarly network to enable its participants to engage in cutting-edge research on the reception and interpretation of authoritative texts. In order to promote such textual scholarship and international collaboration and networking, ATTR offers mobility grants.

ATTR Mobility Grants requirements

The ATTR Mobility Grant is intended to help facilitate one or more research stays for ATTR members at a high-level research institution abroad, totaling 2-12 months during their PhD dissertation project period.

The mobility grant may be divided into separate stays with a minimum duration of 3 weeks each Grants awarded in 2019 should be used within the upcoming academic years 2020 and 2021.

You may apply for an amount up to, but not exceeding 100.000 NOK. You are welcome to apply for less than the maximum amount.

After the research stays have ended the grantee is expected to share his/her experiences by means of a written report that will be published on the ATTR website. The grantee may also be asked to give a short presentation at an upcoming ATTR seminar.

The Application

Deadline: February 15, 2020.

The mobility grant application and all attachments must be sent to the ATTR administration. 

Who can apply?

All ATTR members who have participated at one or more ATTR seminars can apply.


The application must contain a research plan, invitation(s) from host institutions, confirmation from supervisor, and budget:

1. A Research plan 

The research plan should be up to 3 pages, and include:

  • A justification of the relevance of the research stay in relation to the applicant's ongoing PhD dissertation work. 
  • A detailed description and timeline of all planned activities.
  • A plan of interaction with host institution(s) (e.g., supervision, paper presentation, courses, meetings, archival work, etc.).

The research plan should reflect the goals of international collaboration and networking, and the overall intent of the ATTR Research School to promote textual scholarship (as described in the ATTR Educational Program).

2. Confirmation from host institution(s)

Formal letter(s) of invitation from the host institution(s).

3. Confirmation of support from supervisor 

A brief written statement of support from the applicant’s primary supervisor.  

3. Budget 

The applicant should outline clearly the intended use of the grant. The budget should be as detailed as necessary in order to convince the ATTR board of its soundness.

Please note:

  • The grant covers expenses that are a direct result of your research stay, including travel, housing, fees, etc., but not indirect expenses such as book purchases, insurance, equipment etc. You must indicate if you estimate a higher cost related to accompanying family members.
  • Make sure to comment on other possible sources of funding and whether you intend to apply for additional funding, as it could strengthen your application. 
  • Exercise modesty in your estimates.
  • The expenses will be reimbursed, so the applicant should prepare for disbursement, keep all original receipts, etc.

Evaluation Procedure

Applications are evaluated by the ATTR board, whose decisions are final. The board takes into account the quality of the application and how closely it relates to the overall intent of the grant, namely to promote excellent textual scholarship and international collaboration and networking.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by April the same year.   


Published Jan. 8, 2020 9:23 AM - Last modified Apr. 15, 2020 12:39 PM