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Momentum career development programme for early stage researchers

Momentum is UiB’s flagship development programme for early stage researchers - postdocs, researchers or assosciated professors – who wish to pursue an academic career at a research university.

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The 6th Momentum Programme is set to start in August 2024. 

The call for applications to Momentum 6 is now closed. The deadline for candidates to apply was 22 March 2024

The programme

The Momentum Programme is designed to strenghten the career development of UiB Early Stage Researchers. The programme includes five seminars, planned to run between September 2024 and June 2025. Seminars are designed to:

  1. Provide resources, training and advice to support participants' strategic career planning and development toward research independence/leadership (commensurate with their discipline/career stage).
  2. Support participants to be able to develop and deliver competitive applications to appropriate national and international funding instruments. 
  3. Facilitate the development of participants' proffesional networks. 
  4. Promote the development of interdisciplinary connections and networks within UiB. 

The seminars are structured around the key categories career development and external funding, with the topics of the seminars being excellence, impact, research leadership and implementation, internationalisation, and grant writing. 

Please note that attendance at the seminars is compulsory for delegates admitted to the Momentum programme. Only postdocs, researchers or assosciated professors employed at UiB may apply.

Momentum stipend and mentoring

In addition to the seminar series, Momentum delegates receive a NOK 100 000 stipend to spend on mentoring, travel, networking, research stays, conferences, workshops and other activities directly related to their career development.

Momentum delegates

Each faculty is responsible for choosing its Momentum delegates.

Please click on the delegate's name for a short presentation of previous participants.

Momentum delegates 2024 - 2025

Laura Ann Garrison, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Informatics
Simone Grassini, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychosocial Science
Hege Beate Stein Helland, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government
Wolfgang Hottner, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aestethic Studies
Marte E. S. Haaland, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care
Valeriia Kalienkova, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine
Nora Kaggwa Kwagala, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics and Technology
Tom Langbehn, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
Thomas Aga Legøy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science
Maren Metell, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, Griegakademiet – Department of Music
Torhild Nordtveit, Faculty of Law
Olin Blaalid Oldeide, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Health Promotion and Development
Pelle Valentin Olsen, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology, History, Culture Studies and Religion
Mathias Sæther, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics and Technology
Samia Touileb, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Information Science and Media Studies
Siv Élen Årskog Vedvik, Faculty of Law
Shuntaro Yamada, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Dentistry

Momentum delegates 2023

Rouven Doran, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychosocial Science
Knut Eirik Ringheim Eliassen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Care 
Anna-Simone Frank, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Informatics
Natalya Gallo, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
Melanie Regine Hack, Faculty of Law
Kjetil Hjørnevik, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, Griegakademiet – Department of Music
Lucas M. Jeno, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Education
Silje Kristiansen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Information Science and Media Studies
Olga Therese Ousdal, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine
Hanne Rosendahl-Riise, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine
Stefanie Semper, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Geophysical Institute
Joan Josep Soto Angel, University Museum, Department of Natural History
Elizabeth Velliky, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology, History, Culture Studies and Religion
Marijn Visscher, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology, History, Culture Studies and Religion
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology

Momentum delegates 2021 - 2022

Christian Mauder - Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, Faculty of Humanities
Ingrid Halland - Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Liliia Oprysk - Faculty of Law
Salwa Suliman - Department of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine
Bergithe Eikeland Oftedal - Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine
Arne Raasakka - The Department of Biomedicine , Faculty of Medicine
Camilla Løhre - Department of Chemistry , Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Mari Heggernes Eilertsen-  Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Erlend Grong - Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Helga Bjørnøy Urke - Department of Health Promotion and Development, Faculty of Psychology
Aslak Hjeltnes - Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology
Fazle Rabbi - Department of Information Science and Media Studies , Faculty of Social Sciences
Regine Paul - Department of Administration and Organization Theory, Faculty of Social Sciences
Anna Wessman - Department of Cultural History, University Museum of Bergen

Momentum delegates 2020 - 2021

Thibaut Barreyre – Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Line Iden Berge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine
Thomas de Haan – department of Economics, Faculty of Social Science
Usman Isyaku – Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology
Vadim Kimmelman – Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Jenny Krutzinna – Department of Administration and Organization Theory, Faculty of Social Science
Kundan Kumar – Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Liv Grimstvedt Kvalvik – Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine
Luis Martell – Department of Natural History, The University Museum of Bergen
Synnøve Midtbø Myking – Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Gennady Nikitin – Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine
Ana Ozaki – Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Tuva Semmingsen – The Grieg Academy – Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, Music and Design
Joanna Siekiera – Faculty of Law
Christoph Trattner - Department of Information Science and Media Studies, Faculty of Social Science
Endre Visted – Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology

Momentum delegates 2019 - 2020

Henriette Aksnes – Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine
Ignacio Anchustegui – Faculty of Law
Agnete Engelsen – Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine
Eilin Erevik – Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology
Magnus Mathisen Haaland – Department of Archeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, Faculty of Humanities
Erik Knudsen – Department of Information Science and Media Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Helen Leslie-Jacobsen – Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Adele Mennerat – Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Ingunn Johanne Ness – SLATE: Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology , Faculty of Psychology
Siddhart Sareen – Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences
Noeska Smit – Department of informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Lea Svendsen – Geophysical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Xueli Tan – The Grieg Academy – Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, Music and Design

Momentum delegates 2018 - 2019   

Pål Antonsen – Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities
Janka Babickova – Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Susanne Bygnes – Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Malgorzata Cydecka – Faculty of Law
Simon Dankel – Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Sara Ghaderi, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine
Rita Ginja – Department of Economics, Department of Social Sciences
Øyvind Gjerstad – Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Humanities
Ann-Kristin Helland Gujord – Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Kristiina Kompus – Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology
Hanneke Meijer – Department of Natural History, The University Museum of Bergen
Rune Mentzoni – Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology
Mali Husby Rosnes – Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Willem van der Bilt – Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Selina Våge – Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Brita Ytre-Arne – Department of Information Science and Media Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences