ForBio travel grants
Classic taxonomy is a trade threatened to become extinct and taxonomists with expertise on certain organism groups are spread over large geographical distances. Therefore it is crucial to exchange experiences and to transfer knowledge between generations of scientists. ForBio arranges courses to train new taxonomists, but for some organism groups the number of interested students is too small for a full-scale course to be worthwhile.
ForBio travel grants are for members based in Norway, and prioritize collaboration between ForBio members and taxonomic experts. Grants are given for taxonomic training with relevance to the main research project of the applicant, and aim to allow the student to do taxonomic research with specific experts, work with particular collections, or learn new preparation techniques directly from experts. This can be both inside and outside Norway, and by traveling to the expert or inviting the expert to the home institution. There are two application deadlines: March 1st and September 1st each year.
ForBio outgoing travel grants
These grants enable ForBio members to visit another research institute, either national or international, to collaborate with taxonomic experts. ForBio will fund members (http://www.forbio.uio.no/membership/) for a stay of at least one week at the institute of the expert. The grant covers costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence up to a total of 14000 NOK. Please note that we have a limited budget for travel grants and we will prioritize grant applications that most closely meet the objectives of this program. In exceptional cases participation in a course relevant to your project may be funded. The application procedure requires you to fill out ForBio Travel grants - Outgoing. At the end of the form you will need to attach (1) a letter of recommendation from your main supervisor, (2) an invitation letter from the host, and (3) a CV including relevant information from the host.
ForBio incoming travel grants
Important collections might be present at your home institute, collections might need to be freshly collected for accurate identification or the expert might rather come to you. There are many scenarios in which ForBio members might wish to invite an expert to come and work with them on a specific project. These grants need to be applied for by a ForBio member. The grant covers costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence up to a total of 14000 NOK. Please note that we have a limited budget for travel grants and we will prioritize grant applications that most closely meet the objectives of this program. The application procedure requires you to fill out ForBio Travel grants - Incoming. At the end of the form you will need to attach (1) a 1-2 page proposal written by the inviting member and the invitee, (2) a letter of recommendation from your main supervisor or postdoc host, and (3) CVs including relevant information from both partners.