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 June 2019. The next deadline is 1 December 2019.

UiO:Life Science supports internationalization in two different categories:

  1. Support to arrange closed workshops to plan and establish new 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

More about the two categories:

Category 1

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.

The support given will be in line with the strategy for life sciences at UiO on interaction and internationalization.

Costs that can be covered

The support can cover travel and stay for international guests, and venue costs if it is not possible to have the workshop at UiO campus locations. Each applicant may receive a maximum of NOK 50,000.

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:
    • Budget – has to be specified, reasonable and realistic
    • CV of main applicant (UiO) (maximum 2 pages)
    • CV of international researchers that are invited (maximum 2 pages each, maximum 10 pages in total)

Your application will not receive support:

If we cannot support all the applications, applications will be given priority according to:

  • Applications in category 1 will have priority over applications in category 2
  • Applicants who have not received internationalization support from UiO:Life Science before will be given priority

Category 2

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 support given will be in line with the strategy for life science at UiO, on recruiting, training and developing talents, and interaction and internationalization.

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 funds cannot be used for participation in courses.

Costs that can be covered

The support can cover travel costs and reasonable accommodation. Allowance/sustenance or research expenses will not be covered. Each applicant may receive a maximum of NOK 50,000.

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 the project with an emphasis on the work that will be carried out abroad and justification for why it is necessary to go abroad. The description must contain a plan for further action, e.g. establishment of lasting networks between UiO and the place visited.
    • Budget – has to be specified, reasonable and realistic
    • CV of the person who will be traveling (UiO) (maximum 2 pages)
    • CV of the head of the center/research group to be visited (maximum 2 pages)

Your application will not receive support:

  • If the budget is not specified
  • 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.

If we cannot support all the applications, applications will be given priority according to:

  • Applications in category 1 will have priority over applications in category 2
  • Applications from PhD students and post docs will be prioritized.
  • Applicants who have not received internationalization support from UiO:Life Science before will be given priority

For both categories:

After the application deadline UiO:Life Science and a committee will evaluate the applications. All applicants will receive a response within one month 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/workshop.

Applicants who wish to communicate about, or publish results from from, the supported activity, please include that you “have received internationalization support from UiO:Life Science”.

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 Apr. 1, 2019 8:42 AM - Last modified June 2, 2019 9:56 AM