– a Norwegian National Research Infrastructure for Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism

General Information for Visitors

Visiting the IGGL

The IGGL strongly encourages Norwegian and international researchers in paleomagnetism, rock, mineral and environmental magnetism, and other related fields to visit the laboratory and use its instruments if similar equipment is not available at their home institutions. We also encourage academic supervisors and teachers to advise their graduate students who are wishing to learn paleomagnetic and rock magnetic techniques to apply for a visit to the IGGL through the Ivar Giæver Visiting Fellowship Program (see below).

Any researcher or student (on a master or PhD level) affiliated with or enrolled into an officially-recognized Norwegian or international academic or research institution, including industry employees working in the R&D branch, is eligible to request instrument time. Prior experience with the instruments that a visiting researcher intends to use is an advantage but not a prerequisite. If the request is accepted, the use of the IGGL facilities and technical assistance of the IGGL staff is free of charge.

Applying for a Visit

Visits to the IGGL can be arranged by contacting the laboratory manager (preferably by e-mail) and providing the following information:

Note that the access to the IGGL instruments will NOT be scheduled on the first-come, first-served basis. When allocating instrument time, we will prioritize (in descending order) (1) the awardees of the Ivar Giæver Visiting Fellowship Program, (2) researchers and graduate students from our partner institutions (UiO, UiB, NTNU and NGU) and (3) researchers and students from the Norwegian institutions. Nevertheless, we are committed to do all we can to accommodate all incoming requests.

Also note that even though we do not impose strict rules on the duration of visit, we would like to keep them under a two-week limit; multiple trips can be arranged for larger projects.

Ivar Giæver Visiting Fellowship Program

Each year the IGGL awards up to ten visiting fellowships that provide priority access to the IGGL instruments (for up to 10 working days) and reimbursement of travel expenses (i.e., transportation and hotel) for up to 10000 Norwegian krones (ca. €1100 or $1200). Generally, only researchers and students from Norwegian academic and research institutions are eligible to apply for the visiting fellowship program. However, researchers from non-Norwegian institutions who are involved in joint projects with CEED and our partners (UiO, UiB, NTNU and NGU) are normally exempt from this rule. (If this is your case, please contact the IGGL to check whether you are eligible.) Industry employees are not eligible to apply for the program.

Fellowships are awarded based on the evaluation of short proposals by the IGGL researchers and the members of its advisory committee. Topics for research are not restricted to geomagnetism and geosciences in general. Although preference will be normally given to projects in paleomagnetism, rock and mineral magnetism, environmental magnetism and extraterrestrial magnetism, researchers who would like to conduct studies in other related fields (e.g., biomagnetism, fine particle magnetism, material science) are strongly encouraged to apply.

In general, a proposal for the Ivar Giæver Visiting Fellowship Program should be brief (up to 2 pages of text, not counting figures, which are optional) and include:

  1. A brief description of the project and its expected scientific outcomes
  2. A description of the experiments and/or analyses to be carried out at the IGGL
  3. Assessment of the project's feasibility
  4. References for the studies cited in the proposal (if any)
  5. The applicant's CV

Upon evaluation of the submitted proposals, the winners will be contacted by the IGGL staff to schedule the dates for their visit.

Current call: Visits from August 20 to December 20, 2018. Application submission is closed.

Next call: Visits from January 15 to June 15, 2019. Application submission opens November 1, 2018.


When publishing results of your research conducted at the IGGL in scientific journals, reports, books, conference proceeding, etc., we would like our visiting researchers to add the two following lines to the acknowledgements section:

We are grateful to the Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory (IGGL) for the use of their facilities. The IGGL is funded by the Research Council of Norway (project #226214) and the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo.

The IGGL is made possible by funding from the Research Council of

Norway (NFR), the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)

and the University of Oslo (UiO)


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