PhD fellow Ragnhild Gya in NRK’s TV-series “Klimavenn”


PhD fellow Ragnhild Gya and her research project is the theme for episode 3 of the NRK TV-series “Klimavenn”.

NRKs omtale av episoden:

Hva skjer med vegetasjonen når klimaet endrer seg og temperaturen stiger? Kommer lavlandsplantene til å krype helt opp til fjells, og hva skjer i så fall med plantene og dyra som lever på fjellet?

Elever ved landbrukslinja på Voss videregående skole blir med i et forskningsprosjekt for å se hvordan klimaendringene kan påvirke dem.

Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships – information and application writing seminars

The application deadline for Erasmus+ Cooperation Partneships is 22. March 2023, see HK-dir’s webpages for more info (Norwegian language)

Leading up to the deadline, HK-dir offer the following webinars:

  • Information webinar on Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships 26. January, and
  • Appliation writing seminar 16. February

see Informasjonswebinar: Erasmus+ samarbeidspartnerskap ( [Norwegian language]


The Utrecht Netwoork’s Young Reserachers grant for 2023-24. Deadline 6. Feb.

Please find below information about the Utrecht Network’s Young Researchers grant for 2023-24. The network is awarding 20 grants of €1,000 to MA or PhD students who want a research stay at one of the UN partner universities for a minimum of 4 weeks in the period 1 May 2023 and 31 March 2024. This is a grant for students who cannot get Erasmus+ scholarship. Full information and application form can be found here: Young Researchers Grants – Utrecht Network (

Invitation to the course PhD seminars on writing, searching and data management Spring 2023 – 1 ECTS

Photo: Ingunn Rødland / Caroline Armitage

This course for PhD candidates at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences provides candidates with the tools to efficiently manage their research projects and publish the results. Completed course including participation and activities can be credited with 1 ECTS credit (25-30 working hours) in the dissemination part of the training component.

Research Data Management and Scholarly Communication – UiB Library seminars V2023

The UiB University Library continues its popular Open Science seminar series in spring 2023 with a number of webinars on Research Data Management and Scholarly Communication.
Both the Research Council of Norway and Horizon Europe assess Open Science in research proposals and experts at the library can support you with navigating the Open Science landscape and adopting practices.

Greetings from the Department – 13.01.2022

Foto: privat

Dear colleagues,

I had hoped that this week I could give a summary and status of the financial year 2022, and not least tell how we fared. On Friday 06 January, the financial year 2022 was closed, but it will still take some time before we can say what the result for the year was. The finance office is working on the accounts, and they expect to have the numbers ready for reporting 18 January. I will keep you updated as soon as we have the reports in hand.

Regardless of how things went in 2022, ahead of us is spring’s most beautiful adventure: the NFR application deadlines. We started work on this already last year, when we informed about deadlines for expressing interest, and the milestones for the time leading up to the deadlines. The first application deadline already hits us Wednesday 08 February. There are also application deadlines of 15 February and 15 March. In the run-up to the applications, the project economists will prepare a budget in accordance with BIO’s guidelines for budgeting. The guidelines were updated last November:

Finally, the budgets will be reviewed and approved by me before submitting the application.

And why is this relevant to you if you are not applying for the NFR this year? Then you know that both the project economists and myself will get quite busy as the deadlines approach, and that it may not be as easy to be flexible and available at short notice. We spend a lot of time on this because it is important for us to get quality applications with the appropriate budgets and rates. I think we all realize how important external funds are to us, and in the years ahead it will only become more important. These applications will potentially be our research, professional development and income in the years to come, and the work put in now before the application deadline is valuable to us. I wish all applicants the best of luck and thank everyone else for your patience during what will be a hectic but fun period.

Beste hilsen, Julie


Julie Stavnes

Head of administration