Daily Archives: Thursday August 24th, 2023

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.



CCBIO906 Cancer Genomics, 2023

This 3 ECTS course will provide a broad understanding of aspects related to the cancer genome. Methods for analyzing DNA and RNA will be covered, including next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. Focus will be on mutations, copy-number alterations, chromatin structures and RNA transcriptome and expression patterns. Further, ethical, legal aspects, and hereditary predispositions in relation to investigations of the cancer genome will be taught.

More info:

Course in basic microscopy 2023

The Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) will arrange a Course in basic microscopy 19.-21. September 2023. This is a compact course aimed at new beginners in the field of microscopy, and at those with some experience in search of a better understanding of the principles. The course introduces mainly techniques that involve samples with fluorescent markers, but also regular bright field imaging will be covered.
Microscopy is very technology driven and there is a huge range of technologies/systems that can be used for many different applications that involve both simple and advanced imaging experiments. In this course the focus will be on the most basic (= most common) applications on a selection of different microscopy systems.  These systems are all accessible to students/scientists through MIC, and hopefully the course will equip the students with more knowledge on which system to choose over another in future imaging experiments.
During the course there will be demos on five different systems. Students will still need additional training on the microscopes they want to start using, but after such a course their basic understanding of these powerful tools will be at a different level, and hopefully help them perform imaging experiments with higher quality from the beginning.
Descriptive images can be useful, but in most cases image processing and analysis will become necessary. It is important to understand which information microscopy images contains and how to handle them. It is a great benefit to start using image analysis software early in an imaging career, so a brief introduction will be given of the two most commonly used, Fiji (ImageJ) and QuPath. Both are developed by and for scientists, and free to download.
For more information and registration: Course in basic microscopy 2023 | Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) | UiB
BBB, 3rd floor Histologisal 2, 19.-21. September 2023