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During the four-year-period, the academic environments which are granted status as Excellent Academic Environment are expected to apply for external funding; to strengthen their national and international networks and collaboration; to identify and pursue relevant societal challenges defined by the UN SDG key targets and indicators; and to pursue excellence in education within their focus disciplines.
The academic environments which are granted status as Excellent Academic Environment may expect to receive extra administrative support when applying for external funding, additional funding of up to NOK 1 million/year and one earmarked PhD/Postdoc position.
The evaluation criteria for this call are the Research Council of Norway SFF criteria – Norwegian Centres of Excellence scheme – combined with a set of specific OsloMet criteria.
The applicant environment shall use the following mandatory templates:
upload 1 page describing what you are going to be using the funding for in the 4 year period, including if you plan to employ phd/postdoc or other personell (regarding use of funding for 1 phd/postdoc) and why (with regards to enhance the environments excellence).
Each applicant shall upload a statement of confirmation from the Dean/Vice Dean and Department Head (Head of Institute) supporting the application (EAE leader and principal investigators).
Applications which do not use the mandatory templates and include a statement of confirmation are not eligible for participation in the evaluation process.