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Project Application Support at GEO

Applications from GEO for external funding must be well planned and anchored in the department leadership. In order to provide good administrative support to the process (including setting up a budget), the following guidelines apply.

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In general, the following applies to all funding applications:

  • The application must be registered by submitting the form (GEO project manager)
  • The budget must be quality assured by a project economist
  • The application must be approved by the department management before it can be submitted

There is also a lot of useful information on UiB's employee pages "Work support for research and innovation"

Link to Norwegian webpage

Timetable for research applications:

  • In the planning phase. Contact the department's research support section (see right column)
  • Submission of form "GEO project manager": Submit this as soon as you have a plan to apply for funding and no later than 4 weeks before the application deadline/planned submission date.
  • The application will then be registered in the project application module and a project economist will be assigned to the project
  • The budget can then be prepared in collaboration with the project economist in line with the TDI model, see GEO's guidelines for budgeting in project applications
  • If applicable, give access to the head of administration and project finance in the application portal (NFR, Espresso, EU Funding and Tenders portal)
  • No later than 1 week before the application deadline (preferably 2), the application budget must be ready for a review with the Head of Administration (BDM). This review is done on TEAMS and the project economist convenes this. The project manager, project economist and head of administration participate. The research adviser is invited and participates when relevant.
  • Last week before the application deadline: Letters of intent, etc. can only take place AFTER the budget has been approved.
  • Upon submission: a copy of the application must be sent to the research adviser
  • After submission: notify the research adviser as soon as you have received feedback on whether the project has or has not been awarded funding

The administration does not go into the academic content, but will quality assure applications as they bind the department financially

EU - Horizon Europe

Current and planned calls for proposals will be published in the Funding and tender portal. The institute works closely with the BOA team, which has special knowledge of the EU's major programmes.

Please note that for EU projects in which GEO employees participate, the following applies:

Contact the research administration well in advance of the application deadline, especially if you are going to be the coordinator Register application via Skjemaker (see above) The research coordinator will contact you for help with filling out the authorization form and for information about the further process. You can also find information at UiB Horizon Europe
Contact person GEO: Anne Fjellbirkeland

The Research Council of Norway

Current and planned calls for proposals will be published on the Research Council's website. The department works closely with the BOA team, which has special knowledge of the Research Council's major calls.

Please note that the following applies to Research Council applications in which GEO employees participate:

Contact the research administration well in advance of the application deadline, especially if you are going to be the coordinator

Register application via Skjemaker (see above)

The research coordinator will contact you for help with filling out the application form and for information about the further process. You can also find information on UIB pages "Forskningsrådets søknadstype og program".

Contact person GEO: Anne Fjellbirkeland

Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-Dir)

Current and planned announcements will be published on HK-Dir's website. Employees at GEO must register applications via Skjemaker (see above).

The administration will contact and inform about the further process

Other Funding Sources

Contact Anne Fjellbirkeland for guidance and information about the process