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The Gro Harlem Brundtland Visiting Scholarship

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The Centre for Fertility and Health visiting scholar program hosts young researchers from Norway and abroad.


The Centre for Fertility and Health visiting scholar program hosts young researchers from Norway and abroad.

The Centre for Fertility and Health is strongly committed to the education and engagement of young researchers and has established the Gro Harlem Brundtland Visiting Scholarship. This visiting scholar program hosts young researchers from Norway and abroad to engage in collaborative research and to participate in and enrich the research community at the Centre and at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The scholarship was announced for the first time in May 2018.

In 2018 and 2019 we awarded the scholarship to Robyn Wootton and Gemma Sharp from the University of Bristol, UK. Click on their names to read about their experiences.

Applicants should hold or be qualified to hold university posts or similar; however, we welcome applicants from other areas, including intergovernmental and non-profit organizations. Visiting scholars should hold a PhD or equivalent. Applications are evaluated according to the fit between the Centres research themes and the applicants’ background, research record, and their proposed plans for their stay at the Centre. Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence during their term, the duration of which should be around 3 months (at least 2, at most 6 months). Each scholar is expected to give presentations during their term on their research and to showcase the results of his or her stay at the Centre.

We will provide salary and support for housing (to be negotiated). Visiting scholars will have access to work space, computer, library, meetings and workshops organized at the Centre. Each scholar is responsible for securing his or her own visa, if required; however, we can provide administrative assistance with the process. We can also provide assistance with finding housing and other formalities connected to relocation for the purpose of this scholarship.

Candidate visiting scholars should submit the following:

  • CV, including publication list
  • A two-page personal statement including:
    • a description of the project that you intend to work on during your stay
    • the expected outcome of your scholarship stay at the Centre
    • the Centre team member(s) with whom you want to work and how your proposal connects to their expertise. The Centre encourages cross-cutting projects and applicants should specify how their interests intersect with the range of expertise at the Centre.
    • the expected contribution to the Centre
    • proposed start and end dates
  • Names and contact information for two professional references, one of whom can be a Centre team member

Application deadline: We are currently not accepting any applications. Scholarships for 2021 will be announced in May 2020.

Applications to be submitted to cefh@fhi.no