New opportunities for visiting scholars

2-3 researchers from Mainland China and Indonesia can become guest researchers at the NCHR. Application deadline is 31 May 2016.

The Visiting Scholar Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (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 15 August 2016.

Who can apply?

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

We encourage applications on any topics related to the research areas of the centre:

  1. Human Rights and Constitutionalism
  2. Human Rights and Development
  3. Human Rights and Diversity
  4. Human Rights and Conflict

In 2016, applications focused on “Rule of Law”, Right to Fair Trial, Right to Freedom from Torture, or transitional justice, 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 send the form and the relevant attachments by 31 May 2016 via e-mail to:

Yi Wang (China programme):

Knut Dagfinn Asplund (Indonesia Programme):

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