Mobility rules

LEAD AI and MSCA mobility rules

Some of the LEAD AI postdoctoral research fellow positions at UiB are open to both incoming and outgoing candidates, while others are restricted to either incoming or outgoing candidates.

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The European Commission considers mobility between organisations as an asset for the personal and career development of researchers. It allows the enhancement of collaboration, and the acquisition of new skills and knowledge which contribute to increased creativity, efficacy and performance. 

LEAD AI includes two types of mobility: 

  • Incoming: For all researchers new to Norway or who have resided in Norway less than a year.
  • Outgoing: For researchers who aim for an international experience outside of Norway for at least 12 months, including a return period of at least 12 months at UiB. 

Mobility declaration with supporting documentation (e.g., employment contract, rental agreement. etc.) must be uploaded as a mandatory attachment to the application. 

Mobility rule for incoming fellowships

Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g., studies, work, research) in Norway for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Successful applicants must move to Norway for employment. 

Mobility rule for outgoing fellowships

Applicants must have resided or carried out their main activity in Norway for at least 12 months prior to the call deadline and must specify the outgoing host institution.

Outgoing fellowships require an uninterrupted stay of minimum 12 months at an institution outside of Norway, followed by a mandatory return period to the University of Bergen of at least 12 months.

If the main part of the outgoing fellowship is carried out in a country other than an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country, researchers must be Norwegian or have resided in Norway at least for 5 years. 

Exemptions from mobility rules

Researchers who are refugees in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country according to the Geneva Convention are exempted from the mobility rules above if they fulfil the other eligibility conditions. 

UiB welcomes researchers at risk, as defined by the MSCA Work Program.