Mobility and workshop funds

ReNEW mobility and workshop grants can be applied for on a competitive basis by all scholars working in a partner university of the ReNEW Hub, including affiliated researchers. Applicants must be doing research within the themes of ReNEW, conceived broadly.

The mobility and workshop grant scheme is now closed for applications, next application round opens later in 2019.

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 available for research stays from two weeks to 12 months. Mobility grants cover travel and accommodation costs, but not salary. 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.

The criteria against which applicants for mobility grant are assessed:

  • 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;

  • Intention to participate in other ReNEW activities, in particular annual conferences (see https://www.tilmeld.dk/thirdnordicchallenges);

  • Seeking to create synergies between the ReNEW partner institutions, key persons and other relevant environments.

Workshop grants

ReNEW workshops have multiple purposes, such as, to explore research ideas, to pursue on-going cooperation in the context of a joint publication, to fund smaller start-up projects, to contribute to outreach or other activities. Grant covers travel of participants, hosting of the workshop, meals during the workshop and other relevant costs. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for events of the granting university. We expect workshops to most often take place at a ReNEW partner 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.

The following are the criteria for funding:

  • Contribution to high quality research within the themes of ReNEW as a result of the workshop;

  • The participants should preferably 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.