Monthly Archives: August 2023

The ERA4Health Capacity Building Activities Survey is out we need you insight!

Dear stakeholder in the ERA4Health partnership,

You receive this e-mail because you are in an ERA4Healt partners relevant scientific network and considered as among our stakeholders. Feel free to pass on this survey in your organization or relevant scientific network.

The ERA4Health Partnership increase European transnational collaborative research funding by creating a funding body for joint programming in priority areas addressing European public health needs. We need your view as a stakeholder on what capacity building activities you need. If ERA4Health is relevant to you as researcher and/or innovator, take 5-7 minutes to answer our survey!

Three important priorities in ERA4Health are

  1. Building capacities within the research community and clinical hospitals in conducting ambitious multidisciplinary research projects and Investigator Initiated Clinical Studies (IICS) at European scale
  2. Developing innovative ways of connecting science to society
  3. Integration of Responsible research and innovation (RRI)

Capacity building and career development of scientists and patients is an important requirement in emerging multidisciplinary research areas and in particular for patient-oriented research. To achieve these objectives, it is also necessary to develop and establish suitable tools and training modules for the different stakeholder groups involved.

In this survey, we would like to ask you as potential applicants to ERA4Health, as researcher and/or innovator, what kind of capacity building activities you miss, need or find attractive.
We also include some specific questions for our stakeholders regarding RRI to develop and integrate it in the most relevant way.

Are you interested in participating in an RRI Guidelines development workshop in ERA4Healt? Then send an e-mail to:

Here is the link to the survey to answer: EUSurvey – Survey (

If you have questions about the survey contact Adelina Ovcharenko

This survey is also available at our website and distributed via social media for anyone who consider the selves stakeholder and want to answer.

Deadline for answers – 11th September.

Best regards,

ERA4Health Pillar 3 Transversal activities leader Cecile A. Mathiesen
ERA4Health Coordinator Cristina Nieto

Mobility seminar for researchers

If you are planning a research stay outside of Norway, this mobility seminar will be useful and will help you with all you need to go through before leaving.

14.09.2023 – 12.00–14.00


  • Social security outside Norway
  • Healh rights abroad
  • Tax
  • Insurance
  • Register move
  • Health and vaccinas
  • Personal safety
  • IT-security
  • Are you traveling with family?


The seminar is held in English.

Survey about future in health

Healthcare has been selected among top three export industries as Norway is transitioning its economy from the oil & gas.

Could we develop a robust healthcare industry in Bergen region? Can innovation from Bergen not only strengthen the local economy and Norway’s healthcare but also contribute to better global health?

Together with Bergen’s Chamber of Commerce, EY, and other partners, we at Eitri strive to build health innovation ecosystem in the region. To achieve this goal, we need your insight – not as a representative of an organization but as an individual and citizen with valuable opinions.

Please, give us your feedback by clicking here.

It is anonymous and only takes a few minutes. We hope to hear from you by August 31.

Also, share the survey with your colleagues, friends, and network! Together we can make a significant difference to our city!


Welcome to the new semester!

Here we go again! I hope everyone has had a great holiday and has recharged their batteries.

As of this writing, the students have already started, and many K2 employees are fully engaged in teaching. As Eystein Husebye wrote about last week, the first group for Vestlandslegen is now in place at Stavanger University Hospital, marking a completely new organization of medical education in the western part of Norway. It will be exciting to see if there will be additional funding for more students at Vestlandslegen in this autumn’s budget.

On Tuesday, August 29th, there will be a meeting with the teaching group leaders and the leadership team at K2. I encourage all UGLEs to attend and contribute to improving the organization and content of the teaching.

Regarding research, the first deadlines for project applications are approaching quickly. The deadline for applications to Helse Vest is already September 15th, so it’s time to get started. Since the Research Council now has a rolling deadline for open project funding, applications to them might get deprioritized. It’s crucial to proactively approach applying to the Research Council so that it doesn’t get forgotten.

I urge you to sign up for the new initiative, Faculty Research Day, on September 26th, which will be held at Eitri. Furthermore, a dedicated research day is being planned at Stavanger University Hospital in connection with the regular teaching days (Joint Education Council) that K1 and K2 hold at SUS every semester. The goal is to highlight research with the aim of increasing research collaboration between the two institutions. I believe there’s significant potential here.

This autumn, K2 must also focus on finances. As mentioned before, we are facing a significant deficit for various reasons – a trend we must reverse. If we stand together, we can navigate through this and hopefully even emerge stronger. It’s often in adversity that innovation happens, and entirely new ideas are born. So, I reiterate the call from before the summer: Help us brainstorm how we can manage with slightly less space, fewer staff, and slightly fewer resources through K2, and how we can generate more income that reflects in K2’s budgets.

Have a fantastic semester!


Recruitment positions MED

There will be recruitment positions from the faculty announced this autumn with the following positions:

7 open PhD fellowships
4 PhD fellowships earmarked for the research programme
1 PhD position earmarked for dentistry
2 open postdoc positions

 The application deadline will probably be about October 1. More information will follow as soon as we know more.

BRSI guest lecture, Riitta Lahesmaa, M.D., Ph.D.

On 14th September Dr Lahesmaa, will give the lecture “New Regulators of Human T-Cell Differentiation”.

The lecture starts at 2pm in Auditorium B301, Sentralblokken

Everyone is welcome, no registration required.
This event is proudly organized by the Bergen Research School of Inflammation.

See the link below for details.

BRSI guest lecture, New Regulators of Human T-Cell Differentiation | Bergen Research School in Inflammation | UiB

FRIPRO – information on the transition to an open-ended call

In October, FRIPRO will open up for continuous application reception and processing. Earlier this year we also introduced both a waiting period and a submission restriction period for applicants.

In the applicant webinars on the 12th (Norwegian) and 13th (English) of September, we will present the changes we are introducing.

Read more about the changes that are being introduced (in Norwegian)

We will address questions such as how your application will be processed, how equal treatment of the applications will be ensured, how long time you can expect the application processing to take, which of the three calls may be right for you and the rules for the waiting period and the submission restriction period.

It will be possible to submit written questions during the webinar, and we will answer questions at the end of the live feed. A recording of the webinar will be available on the Research Council’s website shortly after.

Target group:Researchers who wish to apply to FRIPRO, employees who work with administrative support for those who apply.


Registration deadline:September 13th kl 08.00

Digital:Live streaming

13 Sep 10:00 – 11:30
Sign up here.

Course in data protection and -security

UiB handles large amounts of personal data and information, both in research and administration. You as an employee need to know how personal data is handled and how you can maintain data security, both for yourself as a person and for UiB.

All our employees complete a basic course in data protection and data security. The course consists of short modules, each of which takes a few minutes to complete.

The link below will take you to the course on Mitt UiB:
Click here to start the course

UiB Career days— Identify your skills for career development

When we talk about career, what are we talking about then? UiB asks researchers, managers and editors how they understand the term and how they assess skills and competence. The aim is to create debate and reflection, but also to provide space for networking and new ideas.
Read the full program here:
UiB Career days— Identify your skills for career development | UiB Ferd Career Center for Early Stage Researchers | UiB
Read the full program and
26.-28. September, UiB, Bergen

Call for Applications for CAS Research Grant

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) invites researchers to pursue excellent, fundamental, curiosity-driven research in Oslo during the 2025/2026 academic year. Assemble your international dream team of prominent researchers and apply for a research stay at CAS.

Application deadline: 18 October 2023.

Each year, we host three research groups which stay at CAS, situated at the stately premises of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo, for one academic year. Each project receives a grant of roughly NOK 3.2 million.

There are no laboratory facilities at CAS. However, projects involving laboratory work, field work and data collection are welcome to apply to develop the theoretical aspects of their research. Laboratory work, field work and data collection must take place either before the stay at CAS or at another suitable place during the stay.

Only faculty members who hold permanent, full-time, tenured academic positions at CAS’ partner institutions(UiB is partner) in Norway are eligible to apply.


ERC Proposal Reading Days open for registration

Bergen Tuesday 12 September 9.00-12.00/12.30-15.30

Conditions for the Reading Days

  • Only by preregistration
  • You must sign Declaration of Confidentiality
  • Photocopying or photos of the applications are not allowed
  • Applications cannot be taken out of the reading room
  • The registration is binding.

Who can participate
The Reading Days are only open for researchers at Norwegian institutions (universities, university colleges, research institutes etc.) and for EU-advisers who are employed by Norwegian institutions. Please use your institutional e-mail address when you register.

The registration is binding. If you sign up, but cannot attend after all, you must deregister before the registration deadline. People who deregister after the deadline or who do not turn up, will be blockedfrom participating in Reading Days for the next 3 months.

This is an individual, physical reading session only, and it does not include tutorials about the ERC. In order to participate you should be involved in preparing a proposal and familiar with the various ERC grant schemes, as well as the conditions for participation and proposal documents.