Horizon 2020

Nine researchers receive EU mobility grants

The University of Bergen receives nine Individual Fellowship grants from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for 2020. Five grants go to The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

MSCA IF Results Poster
MSCA IF results are in, and UiB receives a record nine fellowship grants. Since 2014, 32 UiB affiliated researchers have been awarded MSCA Individual Fellowship grants.

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The recipients of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) grants have been announced by the European Commission. With finance totalling €328 million, the EU will support 1 630 experienced post-doctoral researchers working at top universities and research organisations in Europe and the rest of the world, as well as in the private sector and SMEs.

UiB receives nine Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Grants for 2020.

As a result, seven researchers will come to Bergen to do research together with colleagues at UiB, while two UiB researchers will go abroad to do their research.

Brazilian researcher to Faculty of Psychology

Vera Da Silva Sinha is one of the incoming fellows. She is an anthropologist and linguist and works with cognitive science at the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. Silva Sinha is from Brazil, and she did her doctoral research at the University of East Anglia in England. She has worked with indigenous communities for several years.

Her research project will investigate the relationship between time and numbers in human cognition, focusing on how this relationship is culturally and linguistically configured. She will also do fieldwork in Brazil.

"I am looking forward to meeting all my colleagues in Bergen and establishing collaborations", says Da Silva Sinha. She will collaborate with Professor Andrea Bender at the Faculty of Psychology, and with the SapienCE project. Due the pandemic, the start-up date in Bergen has not yet been determined.

Record number of grants to UiB

Nine MSCA-IF grants is a new record for UiB in Horizon 2020. This autumn, researchers at the University of Bergen submitted 38 project proposals in collaboration with researchers or universities abroad. 23.6 percent of the proposals were funded.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences receives five grants this year. Two grants go to the Department of Biological Sciences, two to Geophysical Institute and one to Department of Physics and Technology.

The University Museum, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Psychology each receives one grant.

Since 2014, UiB-affiliated researchers have been awarded a total of 32 fellowship grants from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions:

2014: 2 grants
2015: 1 grants
2016: 5 grants
2017: 7 grants
2018: 1 grants
2019: 7 grants
2020: 9 grants