Apply for summer research project in life science 2021

UiO:Life Science will fund 40 educational summer research projects for students between April and September 2021. Students currently enrolled in a bachelor, master or relevant professional degree program at the University of Oslo are eligible to apply. The first 100 students to register will be admitted to a digital matchmaking on 9 March.

The registration opened on this web page 14 January at 8 AM and it was full before 12 PM.

100 students will be accepted in the initial registration. 40 of these will be assigned to a summer research project. You can have a summer research project from UiO:Life Science no more than two times. Note that if you already have had a project two times, you are not eligible to apply.

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Meet Marius Maurstad from the summer projects 2018, Nuria Pereira Banzon from 2020 and Emma Eriksson from 2019.

Students will perform research addressing health and disease, environmental issues or other topics related to life science.

Research will be under supervision integrated in a research group within life science at the University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital or Akershus University Hospital for six weeks full-time equivalent during the summer. The exact work plan will be set up by the project leader and the student when the student is assigned.

A stipend of NOK 50 000 will be provided. The stipend will be subject to tax. Each student is responsible to provide the necessary tax information. 


  • The application form opens on 14 January at 08.00
  • The first 100 applicants will be admitted to the digital matchmaking seminar on 9 March from 14.00 to 16.00 on Zoom. Students are encouraged to make sure they have access to the latest version of Zoom, provided by the university
  • In the seminar you will meet researchers presenting projects. You will subsequently rate the projects, and the project leaders will rate the students they have met. UiO:Life Science will then combine the ratings and assign projects to 40 students.
  • The 40 students assigned to projects will receive a contract to be filled out together with the project leader, agreeing on the work to be done and deliveries to the project.
  • All students must make a poster on the project and learning outcomes for the closing event on in October. In August you will be offered a seminar on scientific presentation techniques, including poster design.
Published Dec. 10, 2020 2:17 PM - Last modified Feb. 2, 2021 7:57 AM