University of Oulu, 2016

ArcI Visit Grants

Researchers and collaborators of the University of Oulu are invited to apply for visit grants for international research visits. Especially, the emphasis is on the visits strongly related to the Arctic research and focus on ArcI research themes.

The visit grants can be used to cover travel and accomodation costs, excluding salary.  Outgoing grants will be directed to the applicant's research unit to cover part of the total costs and incoming grants are personal grants. 

The following guidelines and principles have to be taken account while applying a visit grant:

  • The research visit corresponds to a period during which the applicant will carry out research related to the ArcI 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 one week to six months (24 weeks). 

  • The Visit grants can be awarded scholars who have a doctoral degree, e.g. postdoctoral researchers, university researchers and professors.

  • The Visit grant can be used in conference travel grants for arctic conferences only when the applicant has other duties (like chairmanship) than a presentation during the conference. Similarly when attending the project preparation event the role of the applicant must be at least at the level of work package leader.

  • The visit grant must be applied before the visit with cooperation with both host and sending unit.

  • The grant must be used for the purpose for which it is awarded. Changes to the use of the grant are not allowed after it has been awarded.

The amount of the grant is a fixed support 245€/week plus travel costs (max 1000€) when an outgoing visit and for incoming visitors outside UniOulu max 1000€ travel costs plus 1000€/week (1-2 weeks) or 2400€/month.  No applicant will be awarded more than one grant in a given year. 

There is no fixed deadline for the submission of applications.  Funding decisions are taken by Arctic Interactions Management Group.

How to apply 

The visit grants must be applied using  Visit Grant Application Form.

 Please enclose in the application the following documents:

  1. Motivation letter focusing to the added value of the visit to your own research and to the arctic research at the University of Oulu.  Include also a short action plan of the visit.

  2. A Host letter: a letter of recommendation from your host institute/unit, indicating the importance of this visit to the promotion of the international cooperation of the University of Oulu.

  3. Your short CV (max 3 pages).

Incomplete applications, or applications arriving after the visit, will not be considered. 

For further information, please contact the coordinator (jouko.inkeroinen ät oulu.fi ) or the directors of the Arctic Interactions profile action.

Last updated: 30.3.2020