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Transition grants

Transition grants are announced and processed by the Committee for Research Training at the Faculty of Science and Technology.


The scholarship is intended for qualified researchers who have newly defended their thesis at the Faculty of Science and Technology. The scholarship will cover the salary for a period of up to 5 months after the defence, when the researchers are awaiting clarification regarding Post Docs at UiT. It must be stated in the application for which position(s) you are awaiting clarification.

Applicants that have handed in their thesis, and received a positive evaluation from the Evaluation Committee, can also apply. Applications from students that have not yet handed in their thesis, will not be considered.

The application should include recommendations from the head of your department and supervisor/research group, which should include reasons for the applicant based on particular qualifications, research direction and long-range plans for the departments.

The committee for research education will distribute the grants between the applicants judged on the following criterias:  

- recommendations from the head of department and supervisor/research group

- total time duration of the PhD study

- research potential of the candidate, both nationally and internationally

- research productivity (publications) – based on the research documentation system Cristin - the faculties priorities


The electronic application including attachments should be sent to: postmottak@nt.uit.no


Application deadline: There are 2 fixed deadlines each year - 15 May and 15 November. 



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