Provide summer research projects for students in life sciences
UiO:Life Science will fund educational summer research projects for 40 students between April and September 2021 for students currently enrolled in a bachelor, master or relevant professional degree program at UiO. We now invite you to suggest projects for one or two students. The application deadline is 1 February 2021.
Project leaders must hold a PhD degree and be employed at the University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital (OUS) or Akershus University Hospital (Ahus).
Summer research projects should have an educational profile and give students hands-on experience with real-life research. The projects can be theoretical, practical ((with or without wet-lab) or computational, and should address a societal challenge. We encourage projects that have an interdisciplinary perspective and are suitable for students from different disciplinary backgrounds. Keep in mind that the students have different background and skills, and projects should not demand very advanced background knowledge.
If we receive more project proposals than 40 projects, there will be a categorised draw, ensuring a certain degree of variation and fair representation of disciplines. The result of the draw will be announced in mid-February.
Mandatory matchmaking seminar 9 March
The projects that are selected must participate with a presentation slide in our digital matchmaking seminar on Tuesday 9 March 2021 at Blindern. Here you will meet the students who have applied in your own Zoom breakout room.After the seminar, you will rate the students you consider eligible for your project. The students will also rate the projects. UiO:Life Science will eventually combine the ratings and assign students to all projects present at the seminar.
Students can apply from 14 January at 8 AM. The first 100 students to sign up, will be admitted to the matchmaking seminar. In the end 40 students will be assigned to projects.
Stipend and expendables
Students will perform research under supervision integrated in a UiO, OUS or Ahus research group within life science for six weeks full-time equivalent and will receive a stipend of NOK 50 000 for this. The stipend is subject to tax. The exact work plan and deliveries for the project will be up to you to decide upon in dialogue with the student assigned, but the project cannot contribute to ECTS credits (studiepoeng) or be part of or preparation for a (future) master project. You should meet the student personally, discuss this issues and sign the contract shortly after the student has been assigned to the project.
Project leaders for wet-lab projects will receive NOK 10 000 for expendables from UiO:Life Science.
Closing event in October
The students must provide a poster on the project and their own learning outcomes for the closing event in October 2021. In August the students will also be offered a seminar on scientific presentation techniques, including poster design.