Funds for collaborative projects and professional forums within Global challenges 2024.

Global challenges (GSU) is one of three priority areas where UiB aims to utilize and develop the unique opportunities of the comprehensive university for academic mobilization, deepening, and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. GSU seeks to stimulate professional forums and collaboration across faculties and announces seed funding for this purpose. A minimum of two faculties should be involved in the collaboration, and the activities should be linked to the highlighted themes for the period 2023-2025: democracy and human rights, global health, migration, diversity, and resources.

Funding is allocated for meetings, seminars, or travel. The supported activities should develop interdisciplinary research projects, and the projects should include concrete plans for applications to external funding sources and further research collaboration. The call targets scientific staff at the postdoc, researcher, associate professor, and professor levels with a main position at UiB. Early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

The total budget for the 2024 call is NOK 400,000. A maximum of NOK 100,000 per project is allocated. The funds must be utilized by the end of 2025. Feedback on the work should be provided upon completion of the activity using a designated form.

A digital application form must be used (only in Norwegian). The applicant’s department/faculty should confirm  support for the application – this is sent via ePhorte from the main applicant’s department/faculty.

Application deadline: April 30, 2024

Assessment criteria:
·  Academic quality and relevance to global societal challenges
·  Innovative interdisciplinary collaboration
·      Contribution of the activity to the applicant’s career development or the development of the           academic community

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