TMF UiB Career Program

Trond Mohn Research Foundation (TMF) and UiB have recruited 51 excellent young researchers to UiB through the TMF Starting Grants. The grant holders will receive career support via the TMF-UiB Career Program at the university.

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From the 5th TMF-UiB gathering in 2023. From bottom left: Mali Husby Rosnes, Stephan Kölsch (TMS Top researcher and member of Science Advisory Committee), rector Margareth Hagen (leader of steering committee), Anja Hegen from TMF, Erlend Grong, Arjan Schakel. Behind, in the stairs, from the left: Salwa Suliman, Suzette Flantua, Selina Våge, Haris Tzoulis, alumn, Willem van der Bilt, Justas Zalieckas, Eirik Hovden. From top left, administration: Åshild Nylund, Ingunn Voster, Jutta Schloon, Ole-Christian Laukli, Emmanuel Babatunde. Foto/ill.: Eivind Senneset Foto/ill.: Eivind Senneset
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The purpose of the career program is to give extra value and support to the TMF Starting Grant holders, to build their career as researchers at the University of Bergen.

The candidates will get insight into research group management, how to organize their activities strategically, communication and other important aspects of building a strong research career, such as budgeting, innovation or research communication.

Network across the diciplines

"The goal is to strengthen these excellent young researchers' career development. At the same time, we want to facilitate network-building across the university's diciplines. This network will include both the current grantees working on their projects, and the researchers who have finished their projects and are now in other positions at the university", says Rector Margareth Hagen .

Hagen adds that even if the grantee group's research cover many different topics,  the new candidates have many common experiences and challenges, being granted the opportunity to build and lead their own research group at the university. A mentoring scheme will also be set up to support all the candidates.

Science Advisory Committee

Stefan Kölsch, Siri Gloppen, Nikolai Østgaard and Mathias Ziegler.

Steering Committee

Margareth Hagen (leader), Ole T. Hjortland, Inge Jonassen, Nathalie Reuter, Suzette Flantua, Oddveig Åsheim (observer, TMS) and Jutta Schloon (secretary).


On 1 February 2024, the Trond Mohn Research Foundation changed its Norwegian name from "Trond Mohn Stiftelse" (short TMS) to "Trond Mohn Forskningsstiftelse" (short TMF). In older articles, the TMS abbrevation will occur.