Daily Archives: Wednesday February 21st, 2024

UiB Climate Fund

Logoen til UiBs klimafond

Foto/ill.: Margareth Haugen, UiB

UiB has decided to establish a fund to finance actions that will help motivate employees and students in the work to reduce the university climate footprint.

This fund will amount to 2 million NOK in 2024. The fund finance measures that support the work to ensure a more environmentally and climate friendly university. Either through direct reduction of UiB’ s climate footprint, or by motivating students and employees to participate in a joint “environment and climate dugnad”.

Deadline for applications is set to March 17th.

More info here: https://www.uib.no/en/sustainability/160887/uib-climate-fund#the-purpose-of-the-fund

Women in Academia: Achieving Our Potential

To celebrate the upcoming International Women’s Day, The Faculty of Medicine invites you to hear Professor Margaret (Mags) C. Watson discuss her new book, “Women in Academia” and join us for an informal discussion afterwards. Bring your lunch!

Read more: https://www.uib.no/en/med/168705/women-academia-achieving-our-potential

Horizon Europe Course; Available Spots

Whether you are a beginner or experienced, we have Horizon Europe courses that suit you!


We still have available spots in the upcoming courses.

B.2 – Horizon Europe Proposal Writing Focus: Impact (Oslo)
B. 2 (level 2, for advanced): The course provides an introduction to project development in Horizon Europe (work program, topics and calls, application process, characteristics of Horizon Europe applications, the different types of projects, and also application preparation). During the course, we will go through the application process from idea to completed project proposal, and you will have the opportunity to participate in a practical exercise.
27. feb – 28. februar 2024
B.2 – Horizon Europe Proposal Writing Focus: Impact (Oslo) (forskningsradet.no)

B.1 – Horizon Europe Proposal Writing Focus: The first steps (Oslo)
B1: (Level 1, for beginners): The course provides an overview of what characterizes a successful research and innovation project in the EU, what needs to be done in the preparation phase, and explains the responsibilities and tasks of each partner in the project. We delve into how to build a strong consortium, the various stages of the application writing process, and how to effectively lead an application development process until submission.
5. mars 2024
B.1 – Horizon Europe Proposal Writing: the first steps (Oslo) (forskningsradet.no)

C.1 – Project Management and Reporting: the first steps (Oslo)
C.1 (Level 1, for beginners): The course provides an introduction to the lifecycle of an EU project; how to initiate the project, as well as reporting and management along the way. We will go through the Funding and Tenders Portal, and you will receive valuable tips on effective ways to disseminate information about the project and project results throughout the project period. The course also includes a practical exercise in project management, where we discuss how to handle difficult situations that may arise in a project in the best possible way.
6. mars 2024
C.1 – Project Management and Reporting: the first steps (Oslo) (forskningsradet.no)

D.1 – Budgeting in Horizon Europe – step-by-step (Oslo)
Course (Level 1, for beginners): The course is an introduction to funding and budgeting in Horizon Europe, covering the basic principles of EU funding in research and innovation projects. We explain the ways in which budgeting in Horizon Europe differs from Horizon 2020, and teach you how to set up a good resource plan and accompanying budget. The course concludes with a practical workshop where you learn to set up a budget and calculate costs for a hypothetical project.
7. Mars 2024
D.1 – Budgeting in Horizon Europe – step-by-step (Oslo) (forskningsradet.no)

D.2 – Financial rules of Horizon Europe and H2020 (Oslo)
D.2 – The course provides you with a detailed overview of the financial rules in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, and we review which costs are eligible and which are not. We discuss various methods of calculating personnel costs, and show which other eligible costs can be included and how these are calculated (e.g., travel expenses, equipment, and internal invoiced costs). At the end of the course, we go through how a project audit is conducted.
11. mars – 12. Mars 2024
D.2 – Financial rules of Horizon Europe and H2020 (Oslo) (forskningsradet.no)

A.3 – Looking for partners and joining consortia (short webinar)
WEBINAR: A.3 – This webinar will assist you in understanding the type of partners to look for in Horizon Europe, whether you are proposing a collaborative project in Horizon Europe or simply seeking a consortium to join. You will learn what characterizes a winning consortium in Horizon Europe, and you will receive practical advice and tools that you can use when searching for project partners.
12. mars 2024
A.3 – Looking for partners and joining consortia (short webinar) (forskningsradet.no)

D.3 – EC Audit workshop (Oslo)
D.3 (levels 2 and 3, for intermediate and advanced): This is the ultimate course for those interested in gaining a comprehensive and detailed overview of all financial aspects of Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe, from budgeting and cost reporting to project audits conducted by the European Commission. To fully benefit from the course, it is a prerequisite to have completed the D.2 course, as the D.3 course builds upon D.2.
13. mars 2024
D.3 – EC Audit workshop (Oslo) (forskningsradet.no)

You can find an overview of all courses until summer here:

Forskningsrådets arrangementer (forskningsradet.no)

Welcome to the courses, and feel free to get in touch with Inger Nordgard – inn@rcn.no if you have any questions.