Hildur Bjarnadottir 2015

How to Apply for the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme through KHiB

Find information on deadlines and procedures on how to apply for the Research Fellowship Programme through KHiB. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2016

About the fellowship programme
Artistic research is at the centre of the programme. Unlike an artist's grant to develop and exhibit one or more specific ideas, you need to explain what, why and how you want to research your ideas and you need to be able to define the relevant field of research in order for us to assess whether KHiB is the appropriate institution for your application and possibly recommend an alternative institution if not. Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the top right menu.

About you as applicant
You must have the following qualifications:
1. Documented recognised artistic activity / development of high international standard
2. MA from Norway or abroad or corresponding documented knowledge

Please include a formal academic qualification as a lecturer. Should you not have one then you will need to attach the relevant documentation of your artistic achievements for assessment.

Should you already have completed a PhD in a related area or have received recognition as a senior lecturer then you are over qualified and cannot apply.

About the application process
Submit an outline of the project (minimum 500 words) and your CV combined in one single pdf-file by email by 1st September at the latest to KHiB Adviser for Art and Design Research and Development sol.sneltvedt[at]khib.no Multiple files or other file-formats than pdf will not be considered as will not any text in the email itself.

We will then contact you in September/October. The rest of the application process runs until June the following year and includes the important dates listed below:




1 September

Deadline offer to submit of minimum 500 word outline of your projectidea and your CV combined in one single pdf-file to the Research Adviser

1 December

Deadline submission of a complete draft application, including all attachments (see the list on the application form) to the Research Adviser



Internal interviews at KHiB

Deadline final submission of complete applications to the Research Adviser for institutional submission


Possibly interviews with the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme





Application form
The process requires you to complete the application form (download from the website of The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme) and enclose the following attachments:

  • Project description: The definition of your field of research and themes, issues and the choice of working and forms of presentation
  • Documentation of relevant artistic activities;
  • Documentation of formal academic qualifications - or relevant documentation of your artistic  activities for an assessment (see 'About the applicant' above)
  • Time schedule for your research including milestones;
  • Budget plan;
  • Proposed supervisors;
  • Documentation of artistic activity

Please see detailed information on each item and guidelines about the entire application process at the webiste of The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.


Image: Hildur Bjarnadottir's exhibition at Bergen Kjøtt 2015.

Published: 6/11/2012 by Peter Klasson Updated: 11/29/2016 by Sol Sneltvedt