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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 has passed.

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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
- Infrastructure

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 director of UiO:Life Science 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.

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 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 within one month after the event has taken place.

Biannual announcements

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.

Applications that received funding after the application deadline 1st of June

UiO:Life Science received 8 applications with a total amount of 325 NOK by the deadline 1st of June. The secretariat for the initiative rated the applications and distributed the 200 000 NOK that were available in this round. The board of UiO:Life Science has approved the ranking.







Rein Aasland

Department of Biosciences

EMBL in Norway

29th September 2017

25 000

Nanna Lien

Department of Nutrition

A human rights based approach to reduction of malnutrition in poor and rich countries - challenges in the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition

Late January–early February 2018

24 000

Arne Klungland

Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

54th Annual NBS (Norwegian Biochemistry Society) contact meeting 2018

18th–21st January 2018

50 000

Anthony Mathelier

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM)

Sven Furberg Seminars in Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics

Monthly from September to December 2017

24 000

Lee Andrew Bygrave

Department of Private Law

Nordisk konferanse i rettsinformatikk

13th–15th November

27 000

Dag Kristian Dysthe

Department of Physics

Forum for physics of cell biology

Once a month

30 000

Kirsten Borse Haraldsen

Science Library

Biokonferansen 2017: SYMBIOSE

3rd November 2017

20 000


By Norunn K. Torheim
Published Feb. 1, 2017 8:19 AM - Last modified Dec. 2, 2017 8:25 AM