Daily Archives: Friday February 23rd, 2018

Bergen Research Foundation

We are approaching the winter holidays and for many a much appreciated break from work. And for those who are not going to leave, there is a little more peace and quiet at the workplace to clean up the desk or to plan new activities.

Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) has two different initiatives: BFS Starting Grants and Thematic Strategies. There will soon be a new deadline for BFS Starting Grants, and we have also very good candidates this year. As regards the Thematic Strategies, BFS operates with different phases of the process. It starts with an idea phase without any form of ties that eventually passes into an analytical phase with only administrative management. If certain criteria are fulfilled, the idea is treated at a board meeting where it is decided that the idea / theme will be announced as a call. In the review phase, the applications are processed. The project that wins comes to the appointment phase. When an agreement is reached, the project is in the active phase. At the end of the project period, the project enters the final phase period.

The Faculty of Medicine wants to get an overview of new and existing ideas for projects and centers that may be relevant for the Faculty to suggest to BFS. The Faculty wishes to receive input from the Departments for discussion at the Department Head Meeting on 20 March. Since the BFS plays an active role in the idea phase of a project, the Faculty wishes ideas more than completed projects.

K2 therefore invites the research group leaders to submit input to possible projects / centers financed by the BFS. It is desirable with sketches that are approx. ½ page. The amount allocated from BFS should be given, which probably should be in the order for 20–30 mNOK. The deadline is Friday 16 March, and the sketches should be sent to pal.njolstad@uib.no.

Happy winter holidays!


Invitation to attend the Research Days in Bergen 2018

The Research Days (Forskningsdagene) is an annual national festival arranged by the Research Council of Norway. The overall goal of the festival is to create enthusiasm and understanding of research. This year’s festival takes place 19–30 September 2018.

In Bergen, the Research Days is organized as a collaboration between the city’s research institutions. UiB is host and the biggest contributor to the festival week.

The Research Days in Bergen is an important venue for public relations, dissemination, recruitment, dialogue, competence raising and reputation building for UiB. The communications department coordinates our contribution to the festival.

This year’s theme is “Childhood”

The theme “Childhood” is relevant within various fields of expertise, and UiB has the opportunity to make its mark on the festival through contributions from a number of different disciplines. It is also possible to disseminate research that deals with other topics.

All professions are encouraged to attend the festival and present their research.

Synnøve Vindheim Svardal, Communications Department, is coordinator of the Research Days at UiB.

If you are interested in participating, contact Synnøve on phone 55 58 69 07 or by e-mail. Feel free to contact us for more information or to discuss ideas.

On the staff pages, more information will be published on this year’s festival during the spring.

Best regards,
Mathilde Holm, acting communications officer
Synnøve Vindheim Svardal, adviser

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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 15 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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