Resilience Oulu Academy Mobility (ROAM) funding for research visits

Frontiers of Arctic and Global Resilience (FRONT) Profi7 research programme opens its visitor programme “Resilience Oulu Academy Mobility” (ROAM) for research visits of professors and postdoctoral researchers to and from Oulu to promote resilience research.

The ROAM programme funds two forms of research mobility. First, it aims to invite international and established scholars to spend a research period at the University of Oulu, Finland, and take part in the activities of the FRONT programme and the visitor’s host unit. Second, it offers Oulu-based researchers a possibility to visit universities and research institutes abroad.

The applicants’ research profile needs to be connected to the core themes of the FRONT research programme.

The length of the visit – for both incoming and outgoing visits – can be between two weeks and six months. The grants cover travel expenses and accommodation costs, excluding salary. The call is open until the reserved funding for the visitor programme has been used. The decisions will be made in the FRONT management group within one month of receiving the application.

ROAM visiting scholar grants

The applicant in both incoming and outgoing visits is a scholar employed by the University of Oulu (host).

Outgoing grants from Oulu will be directed to the applicant's research unit at the University of Oulu to cover part of the total costs.

Incoming grants to Oulu are personal grants. The application is planned and written together by the host and the incoming visiting scholar, and it is submitted by the host.

We ask the applicants and potential visitors to follow the guidelines and principles for applying for a visiting scholar grant:

  1. The research visit corresponds to a period during which the applicant will carry out research related to the core FRONT themes in a university or a research organisation abroad (outgoing visitors) or at the University of Oulu (incoming visitors). The length of the visit can be between two weeks to six months (24 weeks).
  2. Visiting scholar grants can be awarded to scholars who have a doctoral degree, e.g., postdoctoral researchers, university researchers, and professors.
  3. The application must be submitted before the visit. Visiting scholar grants are not awarded retroactively.
  4. The grant must be used for the purpose for which it has been awarded. Changes to the purpose of using the grant are not allowed after the grant has been awarded.
  5. The applicants’ previous visiting scholar grants awarded by the FRONT programme will be considered during the decision process.
  6. The host unit should commit to the University of Oulu visiting researcher guidelines (internal link).

The amounts of the grants are as follows:

Incoming visits to Oulu: Fixed support 1000€ / week (max 2 weeks) or 2400€ / month plus travel costs (the most economic option, max. 1500€).

Outgoing visits from Oulu: The amount of the grant is a fixed support 245€ / week plus travel costs (the most economic option, max. 1500€).

How to apply for a ROAM visiting scholar grant

Apply for a visiting scholar grant by filling in the online application form.

The deadline for applications is the 31st of May 2024.

Please enclose in the application the following documents:

  1. A motivation letter that states the reason for the visit (scientific and/or other), the added value of the visit to the applicant’s research (scientific outcomes), a work plan (including a schedule) for the visit, and how the visit supports research in the core themes of the FRONT research programme.
  2. An invitation letter from the host unit/organisation. The letter must specify how the visit promotes international cooperation between the University of Oulu and the collaborating organisation/research institute.
  3. Curriculum Vitae (max 3 pages).
  4. List of publications.

Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the visit will not be considered.

Apply here.

For further information, please contact FRONT coordinator Dr Lotta Haukipuro:

Last updated: 16.4.2024