Daily Archives: Thursday August 16th, 2018

Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Health Sciences (PHDPED900)

Appliation is open to the course PHDPED900 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Health Sciences. 

Application deadline: 20 August
Link to application form

The course is intended for PhD candidates and Post doctors with little or no experience as teachers.

The course will prepare the candidates for teaching, assessing and supervising students at bachelor- and master level within the health sciences. The objective of the course includes increasing the candidates understanding of how students learn and how to facilitate learning processes.

For the full course description and time schedule, please see the course page.

If you have questions, contact Sigrun Stefnisdottir.

Norwegian Harkness Fellowship

The Commonwealth Fund invites promising mid-career professionals—government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical leaders, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists—from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom—to apply for an opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. Fellows work with leading U.S. experts to study health care delivery reforms and critical issues on the health policy agenda in both the U.S. and their home countries. A rich program of seminars organized by the Fund throughout the year further enhances the fellowship experience. The Harkness Fellowship awards up to US $130,000 in support, with an additional family allowance (approximately $60,000 for partner and two children up to age 18).

The deadline for applications from Norway is November 12, 2018.

More information can be found here, in addition, there will be a webinar for potential applicants to learn more about the Harkness Fellowships on Wednesday, August 29that 5:00 p.m. (CEST).The registration link is as follows: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/4hacw3dh8b1m&eom

Centre for internationalization of education (SIU) has announced new calls for fall 2018

The Russia program – Collaboration between universities and university colleges in Russia and Norway
Funding per project: NOK 300 000
Deadline: 25 September 2018

UTFORSK – Partnership to join education and research in collaboration with Brasil, India, Kina, Russland, Sør-Afrika and Japan
Funding per project: NOK 300 000
Deadline: 25 September 2018

InternAbroad – International training mobility for students
Funding per project: NOK 300 000
Deadline: 25 September 2018

Globalink – internship in company, collaboration between Norway and Canada
Funding per project: NOK 90 000
Deadline: Ongoing

Applications are to be submitted via SIU’s online application form Espresso. Please inform the leadership at the department about the planned application. If you have any questions about the calls, please contact Nedelina Naydenova or Helge Bjørlo at the Division of student affairs.

Funding for proposal preparation

The faculty has extended the deadline for Positioning Funding (POS). POS funding can be used to cover expenses related to competence development for researchers and the supporting staff and for networking towards future Horizon 2020 proposals. You can apply for a maximum of NOK 75 000. More information about the funding and the templates can be found here. 

If this is of interest, please submit the form to Amra Grudic-Feta (8thfloor or e-mail) and feel free to contact her if you have any questions. The internal deadline is 28 August.

In addition to POS funding, Project Establishment Support (PES) is also available for all applications to Horizon2020, whether you are planning to apply as a partner or a coordinator. There are no deadlines but the funding is to be spent before the application deadline. Please contact Amra if this is of interest.

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists) from week 24 (last issue of K2 News) to week 33. This time the list includes in total 79 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 Hege F. Berg.

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