Every year, the University of the Faroe Islands allots a certain amount of funding towards a travel scholarship.
This scholarship is meant to support international students and researchers with their travel expenses in connection with their studies at the University or their research done in collaboration with the University.
If the applicant is a student, they are required to be registered as a full-time or exchange student at the University or registered on specific courses at the University – such as the Faroese Summer Institute. Registration must be confirmed before funding can be granted. If the applicant is a researcher, they are required to be conducting research in collaboration with the University.
A visiting agreement must be made with a member of the University’s staff, or a member of staff from a partner institution on the Faroe Islands (see indicative list of partners institutions at the end of this document), prior to applying for the scholarship.
Applicants are required to provide an overview of their research project, which should not be longer than 2 A4 pages.
Applicants must also provide confirmation from their educational institution that this research is part of their programme or project.
The amount allotted for the Travel Scholarship will be set at the beginning of each financial year. It is not possible to apply for funding for travel made in the previous year, or travel that is going to be made in the up-coming year.
Should travels be postponed into the next year, the applicant must re-apply.
The total amount will be divided into two pots – one for students and one for researchers. The division between the two, shall be decided by the University each year, according to circumstances, but will be set before February 1st each year. The amount of funding each applicant will receive will, as a rule, be determined by which country they are travelling from. Here the ruling factor will be the country in which the applicant has their permanent address when applying, but under certain conditions, it may be taken into account that the applicant is travelling from another temporary location.
Applicants from Denmark will receive 2.000 DKK.
Applicants from the other Nordic countries and the UK will receive 3.000 DKK.
Applicant from the rest of the world will receive 4.000 DKK.
The University may in certain cases increase the amount provided, in light of relevant circumstances.
For students, there is one set deadline on the 1st of May each year, for which the application should be available on the University’s website no later than 31st January.
Assessment should be done as quickly as possible and applicants should be given a reply within 14 days of the application deadline. If it proves impossible to meet this deadline, applicants should be informed.
Any funding left over in the student pot may be transferred over to the researcher pot.
For researchers, it will be possible to apply throughout the year and the application form should be made available on the University website no later than the 10th of January.
Applications will be assessed by the 1st of the months of February, May, August and November – given that funding still remains.
If there are more applications than available funding, the applications will be ranked according to the relevance and quality of the project overview. A notification will be posted on the University’s website once the funding has been fully allocated, indicating that no more applications will be accepted.
The absolute deadline for receiving the scholarship is December 1st each year.
Research Council Faroe Islands The Faroe Marine Research Institute Centre of Maritime Studies and Engineering.