K2 has had an internal process with support for selected NFR application this spring. This does not mean that others cannot apply NFR. But this year all budgeting of NFR application must follow the so-called TDI model. TDI stands for Total, Direct and Indirect costs (the total cost model) and is based on the government’s goal to make all direct and indirect costs of a research project visible. The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) has worked on the development of a national model for generally making total costs in research projects more visible. Among the contributors to this process are NTNU, UoB, UiO, SINTEF and NFR.
At MOF work has been done to implement this TDI model and which concrete effects it will have when the budgets are created. The goal is to get a common method of calculation and common rates at the different institutes. The objective will not be reached before the NFR applications are sent in, but the rule that all applications will be budgeted according to the TDI model will stand.
This means that all who will send in NFR applications in May must get their budget approved by the economy section at K2. The economy section will assist in making the budgets according to the TDI model. The internal deadline at K2 to get the budget quality assured according to the TDI model is May 14th. Those who come to the economy section with budget for NFR applications after this date will not be able to send the applications via K2.
If anything is unclear, contact Siv in the economy section.
Regarding Horizon2020, feedback is wanted to “Leading and Enabling Industrial Technologies/Biotechnologies” by May 26, 2014, and feedback for Samfunnsutfordring 2 (societal challenges 2) is wanted by June 9. See attachments about Research Infrastructures, Working programs (in Norwegian) and Food, Sea and Bio Economy (in Norwegian).
Feedback should be sent to Pro Dean Lise Øvreås, MatNat.
NordForsk has pre-announced a Call within the newly established Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare. About 120 MNOK will be shared between three to five large-scale projects, running for five years. The Call will be issued in June with application deadline in middle of October 2014. The pre-announcement aims to encourage Nordic researchers and research institutions to start preparing for the Call in terms of identifying in particular Nordic partners. For more information.
This years HSE seminar is in the planning. Mark November 5th in your calender already. Program will be published in K2 News as soon as it is ready. See you at the newly opened Hotel Ørnen.
Employees at the University of Bergen (UiB) with laboratory work are invited to the HSE courses:
- Chemical Register (ECOonline) Step 1 (for Norwegian speakers), May 20 (registration deadline May 15)
- Chemical Register (ECOonline) Step 2 (for Norwegian speakers), May 27 (registration deadline May 22)
- Førstehjelp på laboratoriet (for Norwegian speakers), May 28
(registration deadline May 21)
- First Aid at the Laboratory (for English speakers), June 2
(registration deadline May 26)
For more information (in Norwegian).
The Personnel and Organization Department offers these courses in the spring and fall semester:
- Courses in plain language (22 and 23 May and on 23 and 24 October. Registration deadline Friday, May 16th.)
- Nynorsk (18th and 19th June).
- Evening courses in academic English (starting September 1st)
- Intensive Course (summer) in Norwegian for foreign employees (17 July-9. August)
For more information (in Norwegian).
The Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation is calling for nominations for the Johnny Ludvigsson Prize for excellent research in childhood and adolescent diabetes 2014. Deadline for the nominations is May 15. For more information
Solbjørg Makalani Myrtveit was featured in NRK Dagsrevyen this week about her new article in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The article is also described on NRK.no.
The European institute for advanced studies in management (EIASM) arranges “Eden Doctoral Seminar on Doctoral Dissertation Writing and Publishing” in Vilnius, Lithuania, June 30-July 3, 2014. The deadline for application is extended to May 11, 2014. For more information.
Professor Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren will hold the 18th Broegelmann Lecture with the title «Insights on the molecular specificity and biological function of NK cells». The lecture will be held on Friday May 16, 13:00-14:00, in the Main Auditorium (Store Auditorium), Haukeland University Hospital.
For more information