Open Call for Course Proposals

4th open call for course proposals to Digital Life Norway Research School

Deadline: 17 September 2019

Submit your proposal by e-mail to Liv Eggset Falkenberg.

The main objective of the Centre for Digital Life Norway is to develop new knowledge and new methods within current and future biotechnology, addressing relevant societal challenges. Digital Life Norway Research School is continuously updating the course portfolio, and we aim to offer and support PhD-courses that fall within the Digital Life mission.

If you are carrying an idea for or currently coordinating a PhD course, workshop, or seminar within biotechnology/the life sciences, you can now apply for support through our call for course proposals. The research school has a strong focus on being inclusive and interdisciplinary, and course proposals allowing for attendees from several disciplines will be particularly welcome.

What can you apply for?

  • Financial support for preparation and implementation, including invited international speakers
  • Administrative assistance during planning and implementation of the course
  • Travel- and accommodation grants for our members (PhD students and postdocs) in order to travel to other cities to attend the course.

Guidelines and requirements for research school courses

The course should

  • Fall within the broad interpretation of biotechnology that is the Digital Life mission.
  • Be taught at the PhD level, either completely or partly (can be combined with teaching at master level)
  • Be available for attendees travelling from other regions of Norway. It should thus be offered as an intensive course, with one or a few meetings.
  • Include an exam or evaluation if supposed to qualify as an ECTS-giving course. This is voluntary for workshops and seminars.
  • Be available to English-speaking students.

The course proposal needs to include the following information

  1. Proposed course name
  2. Responsible researcher
  3. Email address
  4. Affiliation
  5. Institution
  6. Other researchers involved
  7. Plans for invited, international lecturers
  8. Location of the course
  9. Suggested time (course start and -end)
  10. Short course description (max. one page)
  11. Learning outcomes
  12. Suggestion for course program/timetable (if possible)
  13. Attending students: prerequisites and target group (please state if postdocs can apply)
  14. Suggestion for number of ECTS and/or number of hours
  15. Maximal number of students (if any)
  16. Tentative budget – travelling expenses for participants must be kept as a separate post
  17. Comments or additional information

Download template here


Questions can be directed to

  • Olav Haraldseth, scientific director:, tel: 984 68940
  • Liv Eggset Falkenberg, coordinator:, tel: 91829187
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Universitetet i Bergen
  • Universitetet i Oslo
  • Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet
  • Oslo Universitetssykehus
  • Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitet