Economic support during your sabbatical
On this page you can find information about economic support from NTNU during your sabbatical leave. You need to have applied and been granted a sabbatical leave to be able to apply for economic support.
The system of economic support described on this page will be fully established during the next three years. Variations between faculties may occur in this period.
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Economic support during sabbatical leave abroad #
NTNU awards a mobility grant based on fixed amounts for scientists who spend the entirety of their sabbatical or parts of it abroad if no other support has been granted. NTNU’s mobility grant is intended to cover start-up and additional costs involved in travel abroad and is not meant to fund the research project. Researchers intending to go abroad must, before leaving, sign an individual contract with NTNU. This contract specifies the arrangements surrounding the sabbatical, as well as details concerning the financial support.
NTNU’s mobility grant is based on the Research Council of Norway’s rates (see the list below): (a) applies if you are travelling alone; (c) applies if you are travelling with your spouse/registered partner and child (three or more people). In addition, NTNU offers a third rate, (b), if you are travelling with your spouse/registered partner or one child (two people in total), in this case, the rate in (a) is increased by 37,5%.
NTNU’s mobility grant is provided according to the following breakdown per month, if no other funding has been granted (Rates for 2015):
(a) Researcher travels alone = 1 person NOK 18 000 per month.
(b) Researcher travels together with spouse/registered partner or one child = 2 people 18 000 per month + 37,5 % (NOK 24 750)
(c) Researcher travels together with spouse/registered partner and child = 3 or more people NOK 33 000 per month.
NTNU will also cover one return journey via the cheapest mode of travel for the researcher and accompanying family/registered partner, unless other support has been granted.
Additional support #
In addition, funding will be provided for the following documented expenses on application:
- Paid-up policy to spouse/registered partner who loses salary income during the stay abroad with a value of up to NOK 300 000 (expenses of such a policy must not exceed NOK 25 000 per year).
- Educational scholarship for spouse/registered partner of up to NOK 20 000 per year.
- Health insurance if this is not satisfactorily covered by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)/Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK) (for the researcher/spouse/registered partner/children. Maximum amount NOK 30 000 per year per family).
- Tax advice from a tax expert of up to NOK 10 000 per stay (requires minimum 6 months’ stay abroad).
Duty to apply for mobility funding from external sources #
Researchers travelling abroad have a duty to apply for mobility funding from external sources if these exist. NTNU’s mobility grant for study abroad will be reduced by other grants awarded to cover start-up and additional costs for the same period abroad.
Help and administrative support #
Researchers who have been granted a sabbatical with study abroad are offered assistance in the following main areas:
- Funding schemes.
- Legal and administrative applications (Tax, NAV).
- Administrative, health-related and immigration-related areas.
- Financial and tax-related questions, including budget and payment.
- Practical assistance related to housing, schools and day-care facilities.
- Cultural and family-related questions.
- Contact system, established between NTNU researchers who have been and those who are to travel abroad (primarily same country/institution).
Last edited 27.11.2018