Research grants available for visiting scholars from Indonesia, China and Vietnam

The Visiting Scholar Programme at the NCHR International Department, offers three researchers from Indonesia, P.R. China and Vietnam the unique opportunity of becoming a guest researcher at the NCHR for a period of one month starting from mid-August 2019.

Who can apply?

The research grant is available for researchers focusing on human rights, within the disciplines of law, humanities and social sciences.

In 2019, applications focused on Rule of Law, the UN Human Rights Mechanisms and human rights and development are encouraged.

The Research Grant

The researchers will receive a research grant intended to cover living expenses in Oslo for one month as well as expenses such as visa fees, local transportation and insurance. Flight tickets and accommodation in Norway will be provided directly by NCHR. Please be aware that it is not possible for NCHR to invite family members of the visiting scholar to Norway.

Programme Structure

During the whole period, the visiting scholars are welcome to use the library at our law school and study facilities at NCHR. An academic contact person will be appointed for each guest researcher. NCHR staff will also assist in setting up meetings with relevant government institutions, NGO’s, and experts depending on the research theme. The visiting scholars are encouraged to take part in NCHR’s activities and ongoing events. By the end of the research period, a presentation of the research findings will take place at the NCHR. The researchers are expected to produce a report detailing the achievements of the research stay and an article on the proposed topic of research. Publication of completed articles are encouraged either in domestic or international journals.  

How to apply?

Applicants are requested to complete the application form along with:

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications.
  • A document of no more than three pages, where you describe the purpose of the visit, the research you intend to do during your visit, and other issues of relevance for the consideration of your application.
  • At least one letter of recommendation, including one from the institute to which the applicant is affiliated.
  • Proof of proficiency in English (oral and written) by means of an English test (for instance TOEFL or IELTS) or other relevant proof of English language skills.
  • Good spoken and written proficiency in English is a requirement. Please note that participation in this programme does not give academic credits or an academic degree.

Please send the form and the relevant attachments by 30 April 2019 via e-mail to:

Yi Wang: (for applicants from P.R. China)

Knut D. Asplund: (for applicants from Indonesia)

Gisle. Kvanvig: (for applicants from Vietnam)



Published Mar. 29, 2019 2:13 PM - Last modified Mar. 29, 2019 2:13 PM