Research grants available for visiting scholars from China and Indonesia

The Visiting Scholar Programme at the International Department, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (hereafter NCHR) offers 2-3 researchers from Mainland China and Indonesia the unique opportunity of becoming a guest researcher at the NCHR for a period of two months, starting early September 2017. 

Who can apply?

The research grant is available for researchers (minimum qualification PhD-level) focusing on human rights, within the disciplines of law, humanities and social science.
In 2017, applications focused on Rule of Law (Right to Fair Trial, Policing and Human Rights) and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Mega-cities, are encouraged.

The Research Grant

The researchers will receive a research grant intended to cover living expenses in Oslo for two months as well as expenses such as visa fees, local transportation and insurance. International flights and accommodation in Norway will be provided directly by NCHR. It is not possible for NCHR to invite the family of the visiting scholar to Norway.

Programme Structure

During the whole visit the visiting scholars are welcome to use the library and study facilities at the Centre. An academic contact person will be appointed for each guest researcher. NCHR staff will also assist with setting up meetings with relevant government institutions, NGO’s, and experts depending on 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:

  • A current 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 English language proficiency is a requirement. Please note that participation in this programme does not give academic credits or an academic degree.

Please complete and send the  Application form and the relevant attachments by 23 June 2017 via e-mail to:

Yi Wang (for applicants from China)

Knut D. Asplund (for applicants from Indonesia)


Published May 24, 2017 10:32 AM - Last modified May 24, 2017 10:32 AM