For applicants

The Institute supports research in the comparative fields of linguistics, folklore studies, religious studies, ethnology, archaeology, and ethnography.

The deadline for applying for the Institute’s research funding is the 15th of January every year. The result of your application will be sent to each applicant in March-April.

We support fieldwork studies and travels, conferences, seminars, and stays at other research institutions, libraries and archives.

We do NOT support the procurement of scientific tools or equipment, or employing of staff.
Every project must be of distinctly scientific character.

The Institute requires that a short report is delivered by the conclusion of the project activities.

Established researchers are given priority, and topics close to the Institute’s academic profile are preferred. PhD and Postdoc scholars will normally not be supported.

We do not support foreign scholars planning to do research outside Norway, or being invited to participate in conferences in Norway.

A part of our evaluation of the applications is to consider if the applicant should get grants from their own institution.

The average amount of support is 20.000 – 50.000 NOK.

You can only apply for one year at a time. A scheduled project plan must follow perennial projects, even though you are not guaranteed support for all years. A project description (2-4 pages) with a detailed budget (travel expenses and subsistence allowance) is required.

You are welcome to use our application form.

Professor Fredrik Stang’s Foundation

Professor Fredrik Stang’s Foundation was established by the Institute in 1938. Applications are continually processed throughout the year by the Chairman, which grants between 5.000 and 20.000 NOK

Please, address your applications to Arne Bugge Amundsen:

Applications for book publishing have no deadline, but the Chairman should preferably be contacted beforehand: Professor Arne Bugge Amundsen, tel.: +47 922 44 774, email: