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Strategy funds and portfolio management

Do you wish to start up a project or apply for strategy funds at OsloMet? Here you will find the guidelines and the project proposal template you should follow.

Strategy funds are funds are allocated annually for special measures and projects that support OsloMet's strategy. Applications for strategy funds should follow the given guidelines and project proposal template (docx). (in Norwegian only)

How are applications processed?

Project proposals must be quality assured, anchored in the line and approved by a manager on Level 2 before submitted. The application must be sent through Public360.

Projects of a certain size and complexity will be managed by Tjenesterådet and approved by the rector before green light is given for initiation, according to the portfolio management model.

How to apply for strategy funds

You can promote proposals of strategy funds for measures that meet one or more of the following criteria:

a) Proposals that may contribute to a more efficient goal achievement. The proposals must refer to specific goals in OsloMet's overall strategy and emphasis must be placed on substantiating goal achievement.

b) Proposals that may increase administrative or academic efficiency. The suggestions must highlight potential gains and their realization.

c) Proposals that can provide OsloMet with a new and valuable position. Emphasis must be placed on substantiating effects.

See also the note on Process and criteria for strategy funds 2018 (pdf). (in Norwegian only)

How to apply for project start-up

New projects with scheduled start the following year must be submitted with the project proposal template if at least one of the following criteria has been met:

  • The project requires ICT resources or project staff from the faculty
  • The project has a direct effect on the daily lives of UF employees (teaching and research employees)
  • The project has a budget of minimum 1.5M NOK

Which projects should not be portfolio managed?

The portfolio management does not apply to research projects, academic development projects (e.g. inquiries for new study programmes) or projects related to continuing and further education.

Annual cycle: deadlines and progress in the project application processing

  • July 1st: deadline for submitting project proposals.
  • September: September conference - the portfolio board assesses and recommends prioritization of project proposals.
  • October: after processing in the rector’s management meeting, the rector decides the prioritization of projects in the portfolio.
  • End of October: prioritized projects are required to submit a project plan.
  • End of November: deadline for the submission of project plans.
  • Mid December: Tjenesterådet decides the portfolio plan.

OsloMet's project portfolio and allocated strategy funds 2018

The portfolio office

The portfolio office is a support function for the portfolio management process and project implementation. The office is a network consisting of representatives from the Section for Corporate Performance and Management and the Department of ICT. The office has competence in project management, ICT, business architecture and financial management. Its tasks consist in preparing documentation for the prioritization of projects, keeping track of the status of implementation and profit realization on projects in the portfolio and in guiding project owners and project managers in the preparation of project templates and project implementation. The portfolio office is headed by Kent Grødem in the Department of Finances.


Download templates

You can find the templates on the website for project tools

The applications for project start-up / strategy funds must use the template "Prosjektforslag_Mal til BP1". To help you calculate costs and funding, you can use the "Budsjettverktøy for prosjektforslag". You can copy the tables from the budget tool and paste them into the application template.