Tag Archives: 43/2015

Funds and Endowments at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

The application database for funds and endowments is open.
More information can be found here (in Norwegian).

Application deadline is December 1st, 2015.

Application database: https://fond.app.uib.no/main/

Information for employees (researchers):
October 20 the Board of the Meltzer Fund adopted the ollowing in Case 21/14 (Grants from the Meltzer Fund and proposed amendments to the guidelines for the allocation of scientific activities at UiB):

  • The Board agrees that the allocation for scientific activities at UiB will be done as a joint allocation to the University.
  • UiB provides support for scientific travel and sabbaticals.
  • Scientists are using the same web-based application system as before.
  • The application deadline is December 1, 2015.For information about the scientific journeys and forskningsterming, see information on UiB web pages.

Announcement of Funding from Shipowner R. Olsen and wife Johanne Georgine Olsens endowment

Announcement of funding for research on the use of new teaching and learning methods at the University of Bergen. The endowment funds will contribute to research-based teaching methods and measures that promote learning. Employees who contribute to educational development through testing and research on new teaching and learning methods will be prioritized. Staff, fellows and students can apply.

More information can be found here (in Norwegian): http://www.uib.no/ledelsen/82664/olsens-legat

The application deadline is December 1st, 2015.

Application Database: https://fond.app.uib.no/main/

Invitation to the first Learning Conference at UiB: Vil Vite November 10th 2015 8.30am-4.00pm

We would like to inform everyone about The Learning Conference 2015 organized by the environment for university teaching at UiB.
As part of the programme there will be a separate session on the University’s upcoming learning platform, Canvas, and the opportunities inherent in this for educators at UiB. Participation is free.
Please register here.

Best regards
Ørjan Leren
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Bergen
Tel: +47 55 58 64 85

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find

Eystein 2

The extended leader group has just discussed application strategies for 2016. A review of our project portfolio showed that K2 has had great success in the competition for the NRC and EU grants in recent years. In 2013, 5 of the 18 applications to the NRC was funded (28 percent), while the figure for 2014 was 7 of 19 (37 percent). The total percentage granted in 2014 was 11 percent. K2 has also had success with their EU applications. Of 24 applications 4 have been granted (17 percent), including 1 where Helse Bergen is partner and UiB third party and 1 project where UiB is coordinator. The funding percentages in the first calls in the H2020-program have been at 5 per cent or less.

To succeed in fierce national and international competition one must work systematically. We believe that the approach we have used for writing of NRC applications in recent years has contributed to our success and increased our competitiveness. Good research advisers have also been instrumental and in many cases had decisive impact.

Thus, there was a broad agreement to continue our application procedures consisting of:

  • Plenary proposal discussions
  • Budgeting help from the administration
  • Writing support from both research advisors and experienced colleagues

To take part in these “support services” it is necessary that applicants comply with deadlines. Participation is also an excellent opportunity to test and improve your own ideas and to help others improve their applications. To obtain funding it is often not enough to have a creative idea, a broad and multi-disciplinary approach to the problem is regularly required, including good plans for dissemination and research training. One can get input and ideas on all these areas in a structured process where everyone helps each other.
One thing is certain, -those who don’t apply will not get research money.
Good luck with this spring’s most important adventure.


Announcement of research exchange agreement – 2016-2017

The researcher exchange between the University of Washington, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Bergen has worked for over 30 years.
Our researcher exchange program offers exchanges in most disciplines.


Send the application to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, which will send a recommendation to the research administrative department.
Deadline: 01/11/15

Questions may be directed to the exchange committee secretary, Hans-Egil Offerdal, (hansofferdal@uib.no).

New Publications

Based on last week’s search for “Department of Clinical Science AND Bergen”. If you have publications which are not covered by this search, send the reference to elin.opheim@uib.no.

Expanding the toolbox of ADHD genetics. How can we make sense of parent of origin effects in ADHD and related behavioral phenotypes?
Zayats T, Johansson S, Haavik J.
Behav Brain Funct. 2015 Oct 16;11(1):33.

MDM4 SNP34091 (rs4245739) and its effect on breast-, colon-, lung-, and prostate cancer risk.
Gansmo LB, Romundstad P, Birkeland E, Hveem K, Vatten L, Knappskog S, Lønning PE.
Cancer Med. 2015 Oct 16.

The cytokine-mediated crosstalk between primary human acute myeloid cells and mesenchymal stem cells alters the local cytokine network and the global gene expression profile of the mesenchymal cells.
Reikvam H, Brenner AK, Hagen KM, Liseth K, Skrede S, Hatfield KJ, Bruserud Ø.
Stem Cell Res. 2015 Sep 25;15(3):530-541