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Høst 2018

FSK-8005 Funding your research - 3 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course


Course contents

To continue a scientific career after completing a PhD degree, a research grant may be an option. A good idea is needed, but not enough. This course will give insight to the evaluation process, how to interpret a research call and academic and administrative requirements needed to write successful research proposals.

Prior the the course, you are asked to submit a one page draft of your research idea. Work on your proposal after the first three course days, with support from an experienced mentor. The two last days will be spent on presenting your proposal, which enables instant feedback from your peers before the submission of a ¿final¿ draft (exam). You will also be the opponent of one of your peers¿ proposal. The exam forms a solid basis for a future, real proposal.

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Application deadline

Admission requirements

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list:

Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries

For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:

Proficiency in english - PhD level studies

If more than 20 applicants, priority will be given as follows: 1. Participants admitted to the PhD programme at UiT 2. Participants in the Associate Professor programme (Førstelektorprogrammet) 3. PhD candidates from other universities 4. People with a minimum of a Master´s degree (or equivalent), who have not been admitted to a PhD programme

Students in the final stages of their degree will be prioritised. Post Docs and researchers are welcome to apply.

The course will be cancelled if there are less than 10 applicants.

Objective of the course



General knowledge:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars, presentation of your own research proposal and evaluating one of your peers proposal (three + two days intensive course).

Deadline for prework: 11. October 2018

Course dates: 29. - 31. October and 28. - 29. November
Work with own research proposal: Week 44-48


Home exam: A solid draft of a research proposal, maximum 10 pages. Grade: Pass/Fail.

Coursework requirement: A one page draft of your own research proposal 10 working days in advance, presentation of own proposal and evaluation of another proposal. Minimum 80% participation on lectures, seminars and presentations is required in order to submit the exam.

Re-sit exam: No re-sit in this course.

Recommended reading/syllabus

The curriculum will be available on Fronter.
Lectures Autumn 2018
Lectures f.aman. Arve Lynghammar