Fritt Ord's grants for master’s degrees

May 15 2024

Is your master’s project about freedom of expression, social debate or journalism? If so, you can apply for a student grant from the Fritt Ord Foundation.

The Fritt Ord Foundation offers grants for master’s degree projects that address freedom of expression in a legal sense and/or the culture of free expression in a broader cultural sense. The role played by technology in freedom of expression and the culture of free expression, and the relationship of minorities and other social groups to and their experience with freedom of expression are also relevant topics.
Fritt Ord will support projects that are critical and analytical. Projects that require financial support for relevant travel, research and data collection will be given priority.
The grants are for NOK 40 000 each.

Applications are to be submitted using Fritt Ord’s application form by the deadline of 31 May, and applications will be accepted from 6 May onwards. Send a project description that includes the title, thesis question, theoretical perspectives, method and timeline. Then please attach a transcript of marks, your CV, and a recommendation from your supervisor.

Applications are to be submitted using Fritt Ord’s application form by 31 May. Send information that includes the title of your project, thesis question, method and theoretical perspectives. Please attach a project description, CV, transcript of marks, and a recommendation from your supervisor.

The application form will be available in the Application Centre on 6 May
Select Application Centre and the scheme Project support – 2024 – Deadline 31 May – Student grant

If you are in doubt about whether you are qualified to apply, contact Joakim Lie, project manager at

There are two application deadlines this year: Friday, 31 May, and Friday, 13 September, both at 3 p.m.

The new grant scheme is part of the Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2024.

Applications will be processed by Fritt Ord’s administration and Board.

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