ReNEW mobility scheme is intended to intensify research collaboration and exchange of scholars. The grants are available for research stays in the participating universities, in ReNEW’s strategic international partners, and where relevant, in other universities or departments that are engaged in research relevant to ReNEW.

Mobility grants are available for research stays from two weeks to 12 months. Mobility grants cover travel and accommodation costs, but not salary. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for travel of the granting university. The receiving institution commits to provide a work-related infrastructure, and to facilitate integration of mobility candidates into the academic community.

  • The criteria against which applicants for mobility grant are assessed:
  • Potential to produce high quality research within the themes of ReNEW during the research stay;
  • Relevance of host institution (especially host scholar) for the research stay;
  • Contribution to seminars and/or other events, including teaching and public outreach, at the host institution;
  • Plans to participate in other ReNEW activities, such as annual conferences;
  • Possibilities for synergies between the ReNEW partner institutions, key persons and ReNEW strategic partner universities (including Boston University, European University Institute, Fudan University, Harvard University and Sciences-Po) and other relevant research environments (e.g. Scandinavian/Nordic studies departments outside the Nordic countries).

ReNEW workshops have multiple purposes, such as, to explore research ideas, to pursue on-going cooperation in the context of a joint publication, to fund smaller start-up projects, to contribute to outreach or other activities. Grant covers travel of participants, hosting of the workshop, meals during the workshop and other relevant costs. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for events of the granting university. We expect workshops to most often take place at a ReNEW partner university. The workshop, as part of international research collaboration, should aim to include the most relevant scholars in a particular sub-field of relevance of ReNEW.

The following are the criteria for funding:

  • Contribution to high quality research within the themes of ReNEW as a result of the workshop;
  • The participants should generally represent at least two universities within the ReNEW hub;
  • The short-term and long-term aim of the workshop should be specified, with an emphasis on contribution to the research field.

ReNEW open access support aims at a broader dissemination of research on Norden, especially in a global context. Open access support can be applied for on a competitive basis for publications within the themes of ReNEW. Open access support is available for payment of open access fees for books, journal articles and book chapters. The publication must have been published within a year or will be published in the next six months. Access will be for gold or green open access. 

The criteria according to which open access grants are assessed: 

  • The relevance of the publication to ReNEW themes.
  • The importance of broad dissemination of this research
  • Contribution from applicant/other institutions to open access payment
  • The impact factor of the journal or status of publisher
  • How the publication is connected to ReNEW partner.

ReNEW aims to communicate its research, in the wider public sphere, through various channels. With this in mind, ReNEW is launching a new call for outreach activities, i.e. activities designed to communicate research to the broader public and pertinent stakeholders. Activities are likely to include contributions to social and traditional media, specific stakeholder involvement or dialogue with citizens through roundtables or events. Applicants are encouraged to make use of and contribute to ReNEW’s public outreach site and are welcome to contact ( before submitting.

Criteria for funding:

  • Public communication (media or stakeholder involvement) of high-quality research within the themes of ReNEW. 
  • The potential to contribute to broad current debates.
  • Identification of target audiences.
  • Co-funding or support in kind (such as the assistance of University communication departments) is encouraged but not required.