Apply for conference or other event support from UiO:Life Science
Academic employees and students at UiO can apply UiO:Life Science for funds for partially financing of open events that are in line with the initiative's strategy. The application deadline was 1 December 2017.
The application deadline has passed, the next application deadline is 1 June 2018. Information and application form will be published in March.
The events must support at least one of the six focus areas in UiO strategy for life sciences
- Strengthen quality and interaction in research
- Recruit, educate and develop talents
-Promote innovation in the life sciences related to environment and health
-Life sciences, ethics and society - Interaction and internationalization
The purpose of the event support from UiO:Life Science is to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration and support the initiative's six focus areas (see fact box).
– The support from UiO:Life Science should primarily be given to open events which aims to promote greater cooperation across faculties. It will count positively that both MedNat- and HumSam environments are co-organizers and we encourage scientists within the health area as well as those within environmental life science research to apply, says the chair of hte UiO:Life Science board Finn-Eirik Johansen.
How can the support be used?
The support from UiO:Life Science may for example be used to hire a venue, filming of the event, refreshment or travel and accommodation for national or international speakers.
Please note that the initiative will not support regular departmental events in lieu of faculty or departmental funding, or closed project meetings. Also, the events have to take place after 1 January 2018.
When the university is one of several organizers
In cases where UiO is one of several organizers, employees at UiO must have real influence on the program and budget, and the UiO participation must be of a certain size. The other organizers must provide support in the same magnitude as UiO.
Visibility of support
The support from UiO:Life Science must be made visible on the event's website at uio.no. Depending on the support's shape and size it could be appropriate to have the initiative's logo in some cases.
UiO:Life Science in turn will inform about the event in the event calendars and newsletters. Those who receive support, should document the event or what came out of it, for example through the filming of the actual event or writing about the event on uio.no within one month after the event has taken place.
Applications deadlines every 6 month (1st of June and 1 st of December)
At each of the calls NOK 200 000 is available. Each applicant may receive a maximum of 50,000 and the contribution of the UiO:Life Science may not constitute more than half of the budget.
After the application deadline UiO:Life Science will evaluate the applications. All applicants will receive a response within one month after the application deadline.