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EU Cancer Mission – calls for 2022 are now open!

EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver tangible results by 2030. EU Missions are a novelty of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme for the years 2021-2027.

One of the relevant missions for researchers at our faculty is the Mission Cancer. It aims to improve the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030 through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better.

The Mission Cancer calls 2022 are now open:
Improving and upscaling primary prevention of cancer through implementation research
Strengthening research capacities of Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructures
Pragmatic clinical trials to optimise treatments for patients with refractory cancers
Towards the creation of a European Cancer Patient Digital Centre
Establishing of national cancer mission hubs and creation of network to support the Mission on Cancer

Please contact amra.grudic@uib.no if you are interested in one of the calls and would like to discuss.

More about research funding

We have previously written that the Faculty and the departments must cut costs. Now it’s The Research Council’s turn. In Khrono (khrono.no), Nobel Prize winners Moser and Moser warn for the effects of funding cuts. They are shocked and they are not alone. Khrono writes: In order to save NOK 842 million this year and next year, it is proposed, among other things, to reduce the allocations this year by 20 per cent, not to announce funds for ground breaking research (Fripro) next year and postpone the start of new Centers of excellence”. In addition, there are proposals to postpone the funding of research infrastructure.

How should we handle this as a department? I think it is important to apply for funding from the Research Council even if the “eye of the needle” is even narrower than before. Furthermore, we must look for alternative sources of funding. Here, Horizon Europe stands out as a great opportunity. While Norway cuts research funding, the EU will invest 95.5 billion Euros in Horizon Europe (2021-2027)!

The research department arranged an information day on 13 May where the application possibilities were explained, and they are many and organized in 3 pillars

  1. Excellent science (ERC scholarship, Marie Sklodowska-Curie mobility program)
  2. Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, where, among other things, Health is one of the programs
  3. Innovative Europe

Horizon Europe has a special focus on adaptation to climate change, cancer, climate-neutral smart cities, healthy seas and lakes, soil health and food

Here are opportunities to apply that we pursue. The Research Department at UiB and our research advisers are ready to help.

I’ll make Nike’s slogan my own: just do it!

 

Eystein Husebye

Vice Head, K2

Get to know Horizon Europe

Hiwa Målen from the Division of Research and Innovation has developed a tool for navigating Horizon Europe and its calls. The focus is on Pillar 2, Global challenges and European industrial competitiveness, which includes Cluster Health.

Course on this Power BI tool on Tuesday 31 May at 9.00-11.30 at Eitri.

Registration Horizon Europe and Beyond – a tool to navigate the EU landscape (uib.no)

Questions? Please contact Amra Grudic-Feta: Amra.Grudic@uib.no

Eitri demo

Eitri Medical Incubator hosts startups and researchers striving to improve healthcare by developing better solutions to today’s problems. Join us for a breakfast on May 31 and hear from a few of them!

May 31, 8:30-10:00, at Eitri, Hauklenadsbakken 31.

Sign up here: https://www.eitrilab.no/events/eitri-demo-breakfast

Please, contact maija.slaidina@uib.no or torleif.lunde@uib.no if you have any questions.

Can science make sense of life?

Meet the 2022 Holberg Laureate, Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University) in conversation with Stephen Hilgartner (Cornell University). Jasanoff and Hilgartner are internationally leading scholars in Science and Technology Studies (STS) and have done extensive research on the social dimensions and politics of biomedicine and biotechnology (among other fields). Join us Friday June 10 at 09.30-10.15 in Store Auditorium, Haukeland University Hospital!

More information here

The Holberg Week

Join us in the celebration of this years’ Holberg Prize Laureate, Nils Klim Prize Laureate and the Holberg Prize School Project winners. The 2022 Holberg Week takes place in Bergen and Oslo 7–10 June.

The Holberg Week takes place in the beginning of June as a celebration of the Holberg Prize Laureate, the Nils Klim Prize Laureate. During the week you can hear the laureates, as well as other prominent guests from Norway and abroad participate in a series of lectures, panel discussions and other academic events.

More information here

LawTransform PhD course on “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and Law as Battlegrounds for Social Change”

Applications are open for the annual UiB/LawTransform PhD course on “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and Law as Battlegrounds for Social Change”  August 15th -30th  (preparatory period from 8th). This is an interdisciplinary course open to students across UiB as well as other institutions in Norway and internationally. It is a hybrid course where the students come to Bergen for the week 22-26 August to take part in the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformationbut otherwise have digital classes and groupwork. It can also be taken as a fully digital course.

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