Outgoing mobility - PhD
Norsk versjon: Reise ut under doktorgraden
Topic page about PhD planning
A PhD qualifies you for leading work in business, administration, higher education and research. An important part of the doctoral education is to acquire skills and general competence in addition to your own research project. One way to do this is outgoing mobility as a part of the doctoral work. This can be anything from conferences and seminars to longer stays at other institutions and companies in Norway or abroad.
- Active participation in international conferences
- Publication in international journals with peer review
- Collaboration with research groups in other countries
One way to pursue internationalization is by staying abroad. If you want to go on a longer stay, it is important to carefully consider where to go and the purpose of your stay. A stay abroad can be very useful professionally, personally and as networking, but it requires well planning.
Planning mobility #
Plan place, time and content with your supervisor. Depending on the goal of your mobility and where you are going, different paper work will be necessary, such as residence permit. Clarify what is needed and feel free to ask colleagues about their experiences and the administration (see Contacts for doctoral education) for help.
Shorter mobility such as conferences or courses: #
Research stay #
- Contact relevant academic environments and make an agreement on content and time.
- Apply for transfer of workplace (Applies for mobility for more than three days. If you are an externally appointed PhD candidate, you must also notify NTNU about the length of your stay and which institution you are going to. This can be done, for example, in connection with the annual progress reporting).
- Check if something is needed with regard to NAV/ Folketrygden/Skatteetaten
- If your study abroad includes PhD courses at a foreign educational institution, you must apply for the courses as part of your doctorate after you have passed the course.
- NTNU’s pages for sabbaticals contain quite a bit of general information concerning research stays abroad and your rights and obligations concerning your employer
- Euraxess - outgoing researchers: Advice for outgoing researchers
Field work: #
- Clarify with supervisor if approvals / permits are needed before leaving.
- Apply for transfer of workplace https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/Norsk/Forflytting+av+arbeidssted. (Applies for mobility for more than three days. If you are an externally appointed PhD candidate, you must also notify NTNU about the length of your stay and which institution you are going to. This can be done, for example, in connection with the annual progress reporting).
Faculty-specific information #
Some Faculties have their own guidelines for mobility. Please contact your local contact for doctoral education and ask for specifications or if they have any specifications, or see faculty web pages.
- Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: Up to 6 ECTS may be approved as part of the compulsory coursework component for research stays lasting more than two consecutive weeks.
- Faculty of Humanities: PhD research fellows may apply for funding through the Faculty's research grants (forskningsmidler) which are announced three times a year. In its norms for required duties (only available in Norwegian), the Faculty recommends that the departments grant PhD-candidates some reduction in their required duties in cases of long research stays abroad. This is a recommendation, it is not obligatory.
PhD - Faculty contacts #
See wiki page Phd - Faculty contacts.