Monthly Archives: October 2022

Open call for “Pasteurlegatet 2022”

Pasteurlegatet and Professor Th. Thjøttas legat will award a grant on the 27th of December this year to young Norwegian scientists who intends to study a topic regarding infectious agents, chemistry or fermentation industry.

The grant is preferably given to young, active and promising researchers, under the doctoral level. Emphasis is placed on documentation of preliminary results and evaluations of their efforts. Priority is given to specific operational and equipment-related needs, rather than traveling, accommodation, general study support and publication expenses. It is usually not granted support more than twice to the same person. However there is the possibility of exceptions in special cases.

An award will ordinarily not exceed 15.000, – NOK.

The application must include a short project description with a budget (up to 3 pages) and curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages). The application should be submitted by December 1, 2022 to Pasteurlegatet’s secretary Mari Støen, Department of Microbiology, University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital to email:

See also Pasteurlegatet’s website

Conference Will everything be fine?

Will everything be fine? The consequences of the pandemic for children and young people in the Nordic region

11:00 – 15:30

NordForsk and the Research Council of Norway are inviting you to the conference “Will everything be fine? The consequences of the pandemic for children and young people in the Nordic region”.

The conference is free, and will will also be streamed online. Please note that conference will be held in Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish and Danish).

MOLBIO seminar series

MOLBIO seminar series starts next week. The seminars will be held in a hybrid model: digital on Zoom and physical attendance in the seminar room in the 4th floor “incubator” (Høyteknologisenteret

The seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 09.15 am

  1. October: Mowgli Dandamudi (PhD student, Timothy Lynagh Group, Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology)

Title: “Uncovering a broader FMRFamide-gated sodium channel family and discovering determinants of peptide sensitivity”

Chairperson: Fabian Rentzsch

More information Molecular Biology Division | University of Bergen (

If you want to receive seminar invitations directly, please send an email to Sandra Ninzima (

World Cancer Research Fund International research grants

Apply for a research grant

Our research focuses on cancer prevention and survival, looking at mechanisms or host factors

Grant round now open – submit your application today

Applicants based in a low- or middle-income country, please contact us at in advance to express your interest in applying for a grant.

> FAQs for grant applicants

> Full details on the grant programme call can be found in our guidelines document (PDF)

Grant application timeline

  • Call opens: 12 September 2022
  • Deadline for outline of applications: 17:00 GMT on 7 November 2022
  • Full application for shortlisted applicants opens: 6 February 2023
  • Deadline for full applications: 17:00 GMT on 15 March 2023
  • Funding decisions announced: September 2023

Investigator initiated grants

Eligible applicants: lead applicants must hold a research position at the host institution for the duration of the project.

Eligible organisations: anywhere in the world except the Americas (North America, Central America including the Caribbean, and South America).

Level of funding: up to £350,000 (no more than £100,000 for any 1 year).

Duration of funding: up to 4 years.

Seminar/webinar at Center for research on heart disease in women

Time: 31.10.22 at 12-13 local time. Meeting room 8.1-8.2, in the Laboratory building.

Lecturer Professor Francisco Gómez Real, MD Ph.d:

“Research on Gender, Reproduction, and the Lungs – in one generation and across generations. Can we extrapolate this knowledge to the study of cardiovascular diseases?”

Real will first present evidence on gender differences in respiratory health with focus on asthma and lung function, second, on the relationships between respiratory health and sex-hormone related events, and finally, gender specific associations between risk factors in parents and obesity and respiratory health on offspring. Can we extrapolate from this research to the research of cardiovascular diseases, not just in one generation but across generations?

The seminar is hybrid and open to all.

Call for project proposals Trustworthy AI

Trond Mohn Foundation’s (TMS) vision is to make a substantial difference to the development of Norwegian research milieus aiming for the highest international level. During the past decade, artificial intelligence (AI) has achieved remarkable technological breakthroughs, and it has become a natural part of how research, education, business, and governmental work is conducted. However, for AI to receive broad acceptance in society, trustworthiness of AI systems is a crucial condition.

Existing AI systems do not address important criteria that promote trustworthiness in a satisfactory fashion, nor do we have unified formal scientific definitions of human terms like fairness and ethical aspects. It is even not clear whether or to what extent different criteria can be met. There are also serious weaknesses in the legal frameworks in which AI systems operate. In order to meet this challenge and strengthen the high-quality AI research at the University of Bergen (UiB), the foundation and UiB together have developed plans for a research program in Trustworthy AI.

Leader of SAFE and LabIT, sensitive research data

The UiB IT division has a vacant position as leader of sensitive research data, including SAFE and LabIT. This includes work on the “Helseanalyseplattform”.

We are looking for a candidate with a background from research, experience with the use of IT in the handling of sensitive data and close to the core activities. The ideal candidate has a good understanding for research, is interested in research data and how IT can be used in the handling of sensitive data in research and how the facilities should be organized. We would like a candidate with a PhD. Background in IT is not mandatory, but a general interest and some background from IT is considered an advantage.

The candidate will be leading a group consisting of 6 other co-workers.

For more information, you may contact IT director Tore Burheim, phone: 915 83 860

Young CAS Fellow programme

Are you a young researcher looking for a unique opportunity to grow your professional network and develop your research?

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) in Oslo is now accepting applications for the Young CAS Fellow programme for the period of August 2023 to June 2025. CAS’ mission is to further excellent, fundamental research. By providing our scholars with optimal working facilities and uninterrupted time for research, we pave the way for groundbreaking scientific results.

Application deadline: 9 December 2022