Daily Archives: Friday February 16th, 2018

Small research funds

It is time for the allocation of small research funds (SMÅFORSK). The funds are available due to a joint event between RCN and UiB. The intention of these funds is that funds will be awarded research groups that have not been endowed large allocations so that they can start new projects. Applicants can ask for means to cover expenses for travel, seminars, courses, materials, technical-administrative assistance and other operating expenses. It is a requirement that the applicant should hold a permanent position, be an active researcher at K2, and that the applicant can document that he/she has applied for funds from other external sources during the last two years.

Requirements for application and criteria for allocation:

  • The research group leader shall be applicant
  • The purpose of the use of funds must be justified and should be discussed and prioritized within the research group
  • It must be documented that the group in 2016 or 2017 has applied other external sources for research funds covering the present purpose
  • The funds must be used this year and can therefore not be transferred to next year
  • Benefits go to research groups that do not already have large assets

The deadline is Monday 5 March at. 13:00.

The application form can be found here and should be submitted to Siv Johnsen Eggereide.

Good luck!


Joint announcement of fellow and postdoctoral positions | 16 February

The joint announcement of fellow and postdoctoral positions at the faculty this spring will be published online and in public announcement in BT on Friday 16 February, with application deadline on 11 March 2018. There are ten open fellow appointments and four postdoctoral positions. New at this announcement of fellowships is that the supervisors must have completed the faculty’s online course for supervisors before applying. Those who want to take this course, must contact their department for access.

Research Council of Norway | Application round 2018

This is a kind reminder to those of you planning to submit an application to one or several of RCN’s programs BEDREHELSE, BEHANDLING, HELSEVEL and FRIPRO. The sketch deadline was Thursday 15.

We hope those of you who still have not sent in a sketch, but plan to apply, can send a 1–2 page description of the project by Tuesday 20 February to Amra Grudic-Feta.


New seminar from the Centre for Nutrition | 27 February

The Centre for Nutrition at UiB invites to a new seminar in the series of lectures on nutrition presented by researchers from home and abroad. The series addresses key challenges in nutrition and health.

Time: Tuesday 27 February at. 12: 0-13: 00.
Venue: Auditorium 4, BB Building, Jonas Lies vei.

“Gestational hypercholesterolemia and offspring cholesterol and modulation of cholesterol levels by dietary changes.”
Professor Kirsten B. Holven, head of Division for clinical nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo; and head of research, National Advisory Unit on Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Oslo University Hospital.

Moderator: Oddrun Anita Gudbrandsen.

There will be light refreshments. Welcome!

The Postgraduate School of Medical Research’s Network Luncheon | 27 February

Dear all,

The Postgradute School of Clinical Medicine is preparing a new Network Luncheon for all PhD fellows and researchers at K1 and K2 departments.

Now is the time to sign up as a presenter, if you would like to present your latest results, engage in discussion with other PhD students and practice your presentation skills.

The upcoming Network Luncheon will take place Tuesday 27 February, in the Konferanserom of BBB (in front of auditoriums 2 and 4), from 11:30 to 13:00.

Register your participation here

Take a break from your daily lab-routine and enjoy a free lunch, socialize and hear talks from fellow PhD students, and on top of all that, earn one ECTS point!

If you would like to earn one ECTS by signing up for “Seminar in clinical and translational medicine” (FSKLI901), please contact Irene Lavik Hjelmaas.

 Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

Looking forward,

Irene and Yasaman

Mandatory sketch as a basis for application for research infrastructure | 15 May

The Norwegian Research Council invites you to submit a mandatory sketch as a basis for later submitting an application for funding from the National Research Infrastructure Initiative (INFRASTRUCTURE). Deadline for submission of sketch is 15 May 2018. The main announcement will have application deadline 10 October. It will only be open to applications based on a sketch submitted to the application deadline on 15 May. Read more here. (Link in Norwegian.)

19th Nordic workshop in knowledge-based practice | 4-7 June

To all at the university who teach in medicine, nursing and other health-related subjects.

Do you want to train to integrate current research into your teaching?

From 4 to 7 June 2018, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health arranges the 19th Nordic workshop in knowledge-based practice in Oslo.

It has long been a goal for educational institutions to strengthen the essence of current research in the teaching. We want the students to learn:

  • to base practice on research-based knowledge (integrated with clinical experience and patient /user preferences)
  • to individualize clinical decisions
  • to renew their knowledge

Integrating current research into teaching may seem time consuming, and we need thinking, motivation and tools to get it done.

We form a small group of teachers from the university and college sector if there are sufficient numbers. They will work together for four days with guidance from experienced colleagues from home and abroad.

Note that there is a reduced price for individual enrollment before 1 March and possibility for group discounts (at least three participants from the same workplace) by enrollment before 1 April.

More information, including registration, is available on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s website. (Link in Norwegian.)

For questions and more information contact: Anne Brit Simonsen or Hilde Strømme.

Conference on migration

The UiB initiative Global Challenges organizes a conference on “Migration” for employees at the University on 9 March. The purpose of the conference is to gather researchers at UiB, which in some way are interested in the causes and effects of migration, and further look at new interdisciplinary cooperation projects. Migration and health cover many subjects, and everyone at the Faculty of Medicine, who is interested in various aspects of this, is encouraged to sign up for the conference.


Workshop on EC’s expert database | 13 March

Workshop on “Registration for the EC’s expert database and how to increase your chances to be selected”.

On Tuesday 13 March (at. 9:00–11:00), Kristof Vlaeminck, head of the UiBs Brussels Office, will give a workshop on how to register for the expert database of the European Commission in order to be a potential evaluator of Horizon2020 projects. After an introduction by the pro-dean of research, Marit Bakke, and a short overview of the different aspects of the registration, the participants will start creating their profile while Kristof assists them. The aim of the workshop is that all participants have finished registering and can be selected by the European Commission. Don’t forget to bring your own laptop if you participate to the workshop.

The workshop will take place in the faculty boardroom, 4th floor, Armauer Hansens Hus. To register for the workshop, please send an email to: Ingunn.Flatebo@uib.no.

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Dear all,

Please see below the updated links for external funding.

External funding opportunities:

Funding opportunities for education:

The webpages are updated every second week. New calls are marked with NEW.

New for this week is the opening of the call for Exploratory Pre-Seed Grants from Novo Nordisk, in addition to news in this years’ INFRASTRUCTURE announcement from Research Council of Norway. This is a popular call for researchers at the Faculty of Medicine, and the mandatory sketch deadline is 15 May 2018.

Please let us know if you have any comments on the webpages or if the researchers at your department are missing something.

Kind regards,
Amra, Ramune, Itana and Kaia

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists). This time the list includes in total 16 recent publications. The entries appear in the order they were received from NCBI. If you have publications that are not included in this or previous lists, please send the references to Johnny Laupsa-Borge.

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