The Research Council of Norway would like to invite you to the annual seminar for Young Research Talents. We wish to gather all project managers of both ongoing projects and projects that will start during 2019. The seminar will be held at the Research Council's offices at Lysaker in Oslo. The seminar is free, and we will cover necessary expenses for travel and accommodation (see more information in the tab "Travel and accommodation").

The seminar is a meeting place where you as young researchers can meet and exchange experiences and establish connections. You will have a chance to meet the invited speakers and employees at the Research Council. The seminar includes invited talks, a workshop and various social activities.

For the full programme, see the tab "Programme".

The seminar will be held in English.


The seminar is for invited participants only.

Registration form

We aim to make the seminar a meeting place where project managers have the opportunity to get to know others who have received a Young Research Talents grant. To facilitate this, we will distribute a list before the seminar with names, research institutions, project titles, fields of research and profile pictures of all the participants. Please email a profile picture of yourself to

Dietary requirements and other information: If you have any dietary restrictions or other information that we need to know about, please include this in the comment section below.

Below, you are asked to sign up to day 1 (Thursday 14 March), the dinner on day 1 and day 2 (Friday 15 March) separately.


From Thursday March 14th 2019 at 12:00
To Friday March 15th 2019 at 13:00
Wednesday February 27th 2019 at 23:59

Activity is finished and you can no longer register.


Seminar for Young Research Talents 14.-15. March 2019

Career development, networks and international funding opportunities

Blue: presentations, group work, Q&A   Green: activities   Orange: breaks, food


Thursday 14 March - International funding opportunities

11.30-12.00  Registration

12.00-12.50  Lunch and the opportunity to meet your RCN contacts

12.50-13.00  Welcome address  Anders Hanneborg, RCN

13.00-13.30  Workshop: Introduction to ERC evaluation  Per Barth Lilje, UiO

13.30-13.40  Workshop: Introduction to today's workshop  Berit Sundby Avset & Per Magnus Kommandantvold, RCN

13.40-14.40  Workshop: Group work (review of proposals)

14.40-15.00  Workshop: Summary

15.00-15.30  Break with snacks

15.30-16.15  Changes in the RCN's application types and assessment criteria - What does this mean for you?  Nina Hedlund & Rune Rambæk Schjølberg, RCN

16.15-16.30  Short break

16.30-17.15  Q&A with the administration - How to deal with the RCN when you're leading a project  Heidi Roggen, RCN

17.15-18.00  Quiz and games

18.00-           Dinner with entertainment by Michael Francis Duch, NTNU


Friday 15 March - Networks and career development

09.00-09.15  An introduction to COST and how to join a researcher network  Trude Dypvik, RCN

09.15-09.35  My experience with researcher networks  Pia Lane, MultiLing, UiO

09.35-09.55  My experience with researcher networks  Lone Ross Gobakken, NIBIO

09.55-10.15  Q&A

10.15-10.30  Short break

10.30-11.00  Mobility and career development  John Baarli, RCN

11.00-11.15  Q&A

11.15-11.45  Equality and gender balance in academia  Guro Busterud, UiO and the Young Academy of Norway (AYF)

11.45-12.00  Q&A

12.00-13.00  Lunch

Contact us

If you have any questions, you may contact us at the following adresses and numbers:


Line Tangerås,, +47 22 03 75 97

Ingunn Aronsen,, +47 22 03 72 77


Alternatively, you may use the form below:

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Travel and accomodation

Please book your own travel and accomodation. The Research Council will refund your travel and accomodation costs if you submit a travel claim form, including receipts and boarding passes documenting your expenses, after the seminar. You will receive the travel claim form at the seminar. The Research Council will only cover the costs described below for invited participants who attend the seminar:


We will only cover the most reasonably priced form of travel, and flights only when train/bus travel lasts longer than 5 hours. Please use economy fare for flights, and public transportation (not taxis). Flights and other long-distance travel must be booked as soon as possible. As a general rule, we only cover travel within Norway. If you are abroad and would like to attend the seminar, please contact us before booking your travel. If you have special needs that affect your mode of travel, please let us know beforehand. In order to get your travel costs refunded, please make sure to keep all your receipts and your boarding passes.


We will only refund accomodation for participants living outside of Oslo or other nearby areas (such as Bærum, Follo, etc.), and only for one night. We have reserved rooms at Smarthotel Oslo. Please contact the hotel at +47 415 36 500 or and provide our booking reference "222002" to reserve a room. You are guaranteed a room if you book before Thursday 14 February, but rooms may still be available until Thursday 28 February depending on demand. If you book accomodation at another hotel or later than 28 February, please note that we only cover up to 935 NOK.