Germany is one of the top spender in terms of R&D budget in the world. One of the leading industrial countries in the world with a thriving research ecosystem. It is also Europe´s leading country in AI research.

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We are collaborating with Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) for a research exchange between Germany and Norway. HIDA opens up for us collaboration with 18 research centers of Helmholtz Association.

About Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz Association contributes to solving major challenges facing society, science and industry with world-level research. With more than 43,000 employees in 18 research centres and an annual budget of approximately 5 billion euros, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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Conduct research at one of the Helmholtz Association institutes - NORA supports your stay with a travel grant of up to 10000 NOK per month to cover expenses.



Who is eligible to apply?

This exchange is for PhDs and postdoc with a working contract at one of the NORA partners at the time of the exchange.

How do I apply?

You choose a project you would like to work on from this list and apply here. Applications are open now until April 10, 2022.

The application will pass two steps: First, the NORA office will screen your application, then your future host gives his or her final vote.

Submit your application here 

Last date to submit your application: 10 April 2022


Brief Overview of Projects for Exchange in 2022

More details on the projects are available on the links at the sidebar.

Project 1: Monitoring of microplastics concentration and dynamics in oceans using GNSS-R AI

Host Supervisor´s Name: Milad Asgarimehr

Research Group Link:     

Video Pitch of the Project here

Project 2: Prediction of human brains using monkey brains

Host Supervisor´s Name: Kaustubh Patil

Research Group Link:

Video Pitch of the Project here.     

Project 3: AI-based forecast of changes in the Earth's rotation

Host Supervisor´s Name: Christopher Irrgang

Research Group Link:               

Video Pitch of the Project here

Project 4: Earth Observation NAS Benchmark

Host Supervisor´s Name: Xiao Xiang Zhu    

Research Group Link:       

Video Pitch of the Project here

Save the Date:

Info Session for Applicants Learn more about the programme and the projects and meet the German hosts at our info event on 24 March, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CET! Click here to register!

What is the timeline?

  • March 3, 2022 - April 10, 2022: Applications are open
  • End of April: You’re notified about your potential host’s decision
  • May - Dec 2022: Exchange period - You and your host determine the best time for the exchange. You can postpone exchanges (i.e. for pandemic reasons) up to December 31, 2023.

If the project allows, you can also work on it remotely in part, but are strongly encouraged to spend time onsite. 

For any questions on this exchange please contact, Sachin Gaur from NORA´s office.

Publisert 3. mars 2022 19:23 - Sist endret 18. apr. 2022 13:21