The NFOG General Assembly at the the 37th Nordic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology in June 2010 in Copenhagen decided to establish the NFOG Fund which replaces the NFOG Visitor and Collaborative Programs and provides support for a wider range of activities.

Application dates are before March 1st and before October 1st each year. Applicants will be notified within two months of the application dates. Link to the application

Link to an example of a very good application


The purpose of the NFOG Fund is to support clinical and scientific collaboration, and development of professional skills in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology within the Nordic countries.

Who can apply

Members of the national societies of NFOG who are specialists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or trainees who have completed two years of specialist training at the time of application deadline. Members with PhD degree can count up to 12 months of study time in this respect.

The following fields within Obstetrics and Gynaecology can be covered, in prioritized order:

  1. Collaborative clinical or scientific projects between members of the national societies of NFOG. The NFOG Fund supports meeting costs. The NFOG Fund does not fund salaries, consumables, equipment, or publication fees. Collaborative studies should include more than one country, but the greater the number of Nordic countries, the higher the application is prioritized.
  2. The 5 national societies of NFOG can apply for the coverage of expenses to bring lecturers from the other Nordic countries to speak at meetings arranged by the societies.
  3. Scientific visits outside country of residence.
  4. Voluntary or project work in low-income countries.
  5. Courses outside the applicant´s country of residence. Nordic courses are prioritized. Please note, the NFOG Fund does not fund participation in congresses, symposia, pre- and post-congress courses. Further, the NFOG fund does not fund courses, which are mandatory towards specialist recognition in obstetrics and gynaecology or for doctoral (PhD) degree.
  6. Clinical visits outside the country of residence with the specific purpose of improving health care and methods at the home clinic.

Please pay attention to the following:

In case the number of applications exceeds the funding, applications regarding activities within the Nordic countries will have the highest priority.

In general, support is given for one year at a time.

Only future activities according to application deadlines, or ongoing activities already supported by the NFOG Fund, will be considered for support.

The funding should be used in 2 years from the decision.

The grants can be given for:

Meeting expenses for Nordic collaborative studies. Only expenses of NFOG members can be covered by the grants.

Modest traveling and expenses: Public transport, airfare in economy class, only one return ticket.

Modest accommodation up to one month.

Course fee.

Modest speakers fee. Speaker does not have to be an NFOG member.

 The application must include:

In collaborative projects, short research plan (maximum 3 pages), including information on appropriate approvals. Please include, if possible, names of all NFOG members.

Short Curriculum Vitae (no more than two pages). In collaborative projects, short CV from the principal investigator of each participating Nordic country

Detailed budget (including all other grants from NFOG or other sources)

In case of clinical/scientific visit or voluntary work: acceptance letter from head of department at the clinic where the visit is to take place or the organization responsible for the program.

In case of course or clinical visit: letter of recommendation from head of department.

Copy of course announcement or short description of project.

The application and all attachments must be written in English

A short written report to the NFOG Board must be send to the NFOG webmaster (, the Chair of the Scientific Committee ( within 3 months after the activity. The report will be published on the Website. Expenses will be refunded when the NFOG Treasurer ( ) receives documentation of expenses (reimbursement form and receipts) and the written report. Claim form can be found at

Deadline for applications

Application deadlines are before March 1st and October 1st each year. Applicants will be notified within two months of the application dates.

Further information can be obtained on the status of the NFOG Fund,  from Scientific Committee Chairman or other members of the NFOG Scientific Committee