Apply for internationalization support from UiO:Life Science

Academic employees, post docs and PhD students at UiO within the life sciences can apply for support to strengthen the collaboration with international research environments.  The last application deadline was 1 December 2018. The next is 1 June 2019.

UiO:Life Science is supporting internationalization in two different categories:

  1. Support to plan and establish project collaborations between researchers at UiO and international researchers
  2. Support to young researchers at UiO to travel on short stays to reputable international research groups with the aim of learning new methods and networking

Applications in category 1 will be given priority.

For both categories, each applicant may receive a maximum of NOK 50,000. There is no requirement of own funding or funding from other sources, but such funding may be considered a plus in the evaluation of applications.

More information about the two categories

Category 1: Support to plan and establish project collaborations between researchers at UiO and international researchers

To promote international collaboration UiO:Life Science will fund workshops for researchers with plans to establish or develop ideas for new research projects between researchers at UiO and established international researchers.

Projects that can be connected to the convergence environments will be given priority.

The projects must be aligned with UiO:Life Science strategy. Projects that bring in humanities and social sciences perspectives to the life science research will be given priority.

Requirements (please have ready before you start filling out the application form):

  • Participants: UiO
  • Participants: international researchers
  • Description of project idea (maximum 350 words)
  • Total amount applied for from UiO:Life Science (maximum NOK 50,000)
  • Information about other funding sources
  • “Stedkode” and “Tiltakskode” for payment of support
  • Attachments:
    • CV of main applicant (UiO) (maximum 2 pages)
    • CV of international researchers that are invited (maximum 2 pages each, maximum 10 pages in total)
    • Budget (Short description of all expences and income. Preferably in a table format. Note that expenses for reagents and experiments will not be covered)

Category 2: Support to young researchers at UiO to travel on short stays to reputable international research groups with the aim of learning new methods and networking

Life science research can be methodologically challenging and new methods are developing fast. UiO:Life Science will fund PhD students, post docs or researchers to visit international research groups with unique methodological expertise that cannot be found locally.

The funds cannot be used for participation in courses. It is required that the aim of the trip is to work in an internationally recognized research group on a (short) targeted research project.

The application must contain a plan for further action, e.g. establishment of lasting networks between UiO and the place visited. Applications from PhD students and post docs will be prioritized.

We encourage applicants funded by the Research Council of Norway or other funding agencies that support foreign exchange to apply to their funders for such support.

Requirements (please have ready before you start filling out the application form):

  • Personal information about applicant (the person travelling)
  • Description of centre/research group to be visited (maximum 1 page)
  • Total amount applied for from UiO:Life science (maximum NOK 50,000)
  • Information about other funding sources
  • “Stedkode” and “Tiltakskode” for payment of support
  • Attachments:
    • Research project description: Maximum 2-page description of project with an emphasis on the work that will be carried out abroad and justification for why it is necessary to go abroad.
    • CV of the person who will be traveling (UiO) (maximum 2 pages)
    • CV of the head of the centre/research group to be visited (maximum 2 pages)
    • Budget (Short description of all expences and income. Preferably in a table format. Note that expenses for reagents and experiments will not be covered)

Evaluation of applications

After the application deadline UiO:Life Science will evaluate the applications. All applicants will receive a response within two months after the application deadline.

Applicants that are funded must agree to contribute to written information material and up to two events when asked by UiO:Life Science during and up to one year after the travel/visit.

Applicants that are funded must submit a report to UiO:Life Science within three months after the travel/visit.

Biannual announcements

Applications deadlines for this support will be every 6 months (1 June and 1 December) 

Questions can be sent to info@lifescience.uio.no.

Published Oct. 1, 2018 10:40 AM - Last modified Dec. 2, 2018 6:07 PM