ReNEW offers outreach, mobility, workshop and open access grants for all scholars working in a partner university of the ReNEW Hub, including affiliated researchers. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis for a research that ties directly with the themes of ReNEW.

The final call of ReNEW is now open! Deadline for applications is 1 October 2023.
Mobility grants

ReNEW mobility scheme is intended to intensify research collaboration and exchange of scholars. The grants are available for research stays in the participating universities, in ReNEW’s strategic international partners, and where relevant, in other universities or departments that are engaged in research relevant to ReNEW. Mobility grants are also available for scholars from other universities seeking research stays in ReNEW universities.

Mobility grants are available for research stays from one week to 12 months. Grants may cover travel and accommodation costs, but not salary. Co-funding is encouraged. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for travel of the granting university. The receiving institution commits to provide a work-related infrastructure, and to facilitate integration of mobility candidates into the academic community, given the pandemic situation and restrictions that may be in place.

Criteria for funding:

  • Potential to produce high-quality research within the themes of ReNEW during the research stay;
  • Relevance of host institution (especially host scholar) for the research stay;
  • Contribution to seminars and/or other events, including teaching and public outreach, at the host institution;
  • Plans to participate in other ReNEW activities, such as annual conferences;
  • Possibilities for synergies between the ReNEW partner institutions, key persons and ReNEW strategic partner universities and other relevant research environments (e.g. Scandinavian/Nordic studies departments outside the Nordic countries).
Workshop grants

ReNEW workshops have multiple purposes, such as, to explore research ideas, to develop collaboration, to pursue on-going cooperation in the context of a joint publication, to fund start-up projects, and to contribute to other activities. Workshops will usually take place at a ReNEW partner university. Workshops can also take place online or as hybrid events. The grant may cover travel of participants, hosting of the workshop, meals during the workshop, assistance, technical support, and other relevant costs. Co-funding is encouraged. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for events of the granting university. The workshop, as part of international research collaboration, should aim to include the most relevant scholars in a particular sub-field of relevance of ReNEW. Grant recipients will be asked to make a contribution to ReNEW’s online information resource

Criteria for funding:

  • Contribution to high quality research within the themes of ReNEW as a result of the workshop;
  • The participants should generally represent at least two universities within the ReNEW hub;
  • The short-term and long-term aim of the workshop should be specified, with an emphasis on contribution to the research field.
  • Outreach elements are encouraged but not required. In case of a bigger workshop, this could include interaction with media or inviting relevant stakeholders to the workshop.
Open access support

ReNEW open access support aims at a broader dissemination of research on Norden, especially in a global context. Open access support can be applied for on a competitive basis for publications within the themes of ReNEW. Open access support is available for payment of open access fees for books, journal articles and book chapters. The publication must have been published within the previous year or will be published in the following year (as per the date of application). Costs for preparatory work before manuscript submission may be included.[1] The anticipated level for a contribution is 5,000 to 20,000 NOK for articles/chapters and 10,000 to 60,000 NOK for books. (In exceptional cases, support for articles can be increased up to 25,000 NOK for articles and 120,000 NOK for books.)

Criteria for funding: 

  • The relevance of the publication to ReNEW themes.
  • The importance of broad dissemination of this research
  • Contribution from applicant/other institutions to open access payment
  • The status of publisher in the relevant discipline or context. 
  • How the publication is connected to ReNEW partner.

When open access support is needed urgently, an open access application can be made outside the standard biannual ReNEW deadlines. An application is deemed urgent if a publisher or potential open access co-funder requires earlier notification of open access support. Evidence of urgency must be provided.

[1] For example, copy editing, proof reading, language check, indexing, coordination with authors and publisher.

Out­reach and stake­holder in­volve­ment

ReNEW aims to communicate its research, in the wider public sphere, through various channels. Outreach funding is available for activities designed to communicate research to the broader public and pertinent stakeholders. Activities are likely to include contributions to social and traditional media, specific stakeholder involvement or dialogue with citizens through roundtables or events. Applicants are encouraged to make use of and contribute to ReNEW’s public outreach site and are welcome to contact ( before submitting.

Criteria for funding:

  • Public communication (media or stakeholder involvement) of high-quality research within the themes of ReNEW. 
  • The potential to contribute to broad current debates.
  • Identification of target audiences.
  • Co-funding or support in kind (such as the assistance of University communication departments) is encouraged but not required.
Granted funding