The Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme is parallel to other research educations organised as academic PhD programmes. The programme intends to secure high level artistic research and leads to expertise as Associate Professor. The Artistic Research Fellowships Programme is among the first in this field in Europe. The programme offers a three-year position as Research Fellow to candidates who have completed the highest art education within their subject area. The Fellow must be associated with one of the Norwegian institutions offering one or more creative and/or performing art educations. At the same time Fellows will participate in an interdisciplinary professional community which may differ from their own artistic position and specialisation. The Programme is coordinated by University of Bergen.