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Dear all!

The institute’s day will be held on April 30 in “Storsalen”, Nygårdsgaten 5, and I hope as many as possible have the opportunity to participate. This is a great way to get to know each other. The program with focus on AI can be found here, and registration is already open here 😊 Deadline to sign up is 12 April.

Even in these financially difficult times we will allocate small research funds. The intention is that the funds should be given to research groups that have not received large grants so that they can start new projects. It can be applied to cover expenses for travel, seminars, courses, materials, technical-administrative assistance and other operating costs.

Requirements for application and criteria for allocation:

– The funds go to researchers who do not have large operating funds already.
– The size of the individual grants is between 15 000-75 000 NOK.
– The funds must be used by 2023 and cannot be transferred to 2024.
– Recipients must be active researchers in a permanent scientific position at K2, Prof. II or II.
Recipients must have applied for external funds in recent years.

All permanent scientific employees (including scientific employees in 10-50% position) at K2 can apply. It is done via this linkDeadline is 8.4.2024.

I also remind everybody that the Faculty day will be held Wednesday April 17 from 9:00-12:00 in the auditorium of the AHH and I hope to see many of you there..

Have a nice weekend!

Global Challenges (GSU) announces collaboration funds

Global Challenges (GSU) has allocated funds to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration – application deadline April 30, 2024.

GSC aims to stimulate academic meeting points and collaboration across faculties and announces seed funding for this purpose. A minimum of two faculties should be involved in the collaboration, and activities should be linked to the highlighted themes for the period 2023-2025: democracy and human rights, global health, migration, diversity, resources.

The total budget for the 2024 call is NOK 400,000. Maximum funding of NOK 100,000 per project will be granted.Application link (in Norwegian): Søknad om støtte til samarbeidsaktiviteter innen Globale samfunnsutfordringer 2024 (

More information (in Norwegian) can be found here: Midler til samarbeidsprosjekt og faglige møteplasser innen globale samfunnsutfordringer 2024 | Globale samfunnsutfordringer | UiB

Submission of SFF-VI initiative – deadline May 15th

The faculty is now starting to mobilize for the next call for Centers of Excellence (SFF-VI), which will be published in the spring of 2025, with the application deadline for stage 1 at the end of 2025, while the application deadline for stage 2 is planned for spring 2026. At the previous round of applications (SFF-V) sent UiB 25 applications. Of these, seven initiatives were invited to send an application to round two. Two centers at UiB were funded. The faculty sent six applications, three progressed to round two and one was funded. The central research and innovation department has coordination responsibility for the process. Separate teams will be established for this application round with resources from both the central level and the faculties, which together will provide administrative assistance to the individual initiatives

It is important to map out already now who is planning an SFF application so that we can rig the process forward in the best possible way, and link the initiatives from MED up to the FIA’s support apparatus. In the first instance, we want information about who is thinking of applying. We have prepared a form where the researchers are asked to describe the theme of the initiative and which partners are thought of as part of the centre. You can find the form in this link:

We will link the initiatives to the FIA’s process, but also invite to local meetings.

The deadline for registering initiatives is  May 15th 2024. UiB will earmark stimulus funds that will be distributed in two rounds, the first round being spring 2024.

Disputation: Cedric Davidsen – 22.03.2024

Trial lecture: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 10:15 a.m.
Location: Auditorium, Armauer Hansen’s House, Haukelandsveien 28
Topic: “Radiation, a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tool in Medicine for over a Century”

Foto/ill.: Cedric Davidsen (Taken with configurated shutter release)

Disputation: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 12:15 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Armauer Hansen’s House, Haukelandsveien 28
Thesis title: “Operator radiation exposure in cardiac catheterization”

Opponent: PhD Margaret McEntegart, Columbia University Medical Center, USA Opponent: PhD Magnus Settergren, Karolinska Institute, Sweden Committee member: Associate Professor Dana Cramariuc, University of Bergen

The disputation will be chaired by Professor Silke Appel.

Open to all interested parties.

Press release (Only Norwegian)

Nominations accepted for the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Prize

The Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation’s 75th anniversary prize is awarded for significant contributions to psychosomatic research.

In this context, psychosomatic research refers to research that studies the impact of psychological factors on physical health, not research that focuses on how physical illnesses affect mental health.

The prize can be awarded to an individual scientist, a research group or a research community. Continue reading