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HBS-DP travel support for doctoral students to NorDoc Conference: The second Nordic PhD Summit “Think Open”, Helsinki August 23-24, 2018

This is an invitation targeted to all Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) doctoral students at the University of Oulu! Travel support will be available for 5-10 doctoral students to participate in this annual networking conference.

About the NorDoc organization:

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu (HBS-DP) is a partner in NorDoc, which is a doctoral training network of Nordic universities in Health Sciences from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In Oulu, the network includes doctoral students from all HBS-DP doctoral degree programmes: Medicine, Dentistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Health Sciences, and Biology. The activities of NorDoc aim to initiate, facilitate and intensify collaboration among the doctoral schools/faculties of Nordic countries in all relevant fields for the benefit of the doctoral candidates and their supervisors, in order to support and ensure the highest possible quality in doctoral education in health sciences. NorDoc organizes e.g. joint doctoral training courses and annual conferences, among them Nordic PhD Summits. More about the network: https://www.nordochealth.net/.

Nordic PhD Summit 2018 in Helsinki:

Nordic PhD Summit “Think Open”, organized in University of Helsinki, on August 23-24, 2018, brings together PhD students from the Nordics for two days for excellent science, discussions and interaction under the theme "Think Open”. The event is open to doctoral students, junior and senior researchers, as well as administrators of doctoral programmes and representatives of the biotech industry in Nordic countries. Join to see what your colleagues are doing, and tell the others about your work! The programme outline includes plenary sessions by distinguished speakers from all Nordic countries, thematic scientific break-out sessions (Themes: I - Cancer biology, II - Neuroscience, III - Developmental biology including a keynote talk by prof. Scott Gilbert), doctoral student talks, posters, etc.

Deadline for registration to the meeting is June 30, 2018. For full details of the Summit 2018 and programme, see https://www.nordochealth.net/second-nordic-phd-summit

HBS-DP Travel support to Nordic PhD Summit 2018:

Call period: Applications are invited until May 3 (16:00) via this Webropol link

Target group: Doctoral students in HBS-DP with either an oral or a poster (1st author) presentation.

Costs covered by HBS-DP: Registration fee (75 eur), travel costs Oulu-Helsinki-Oulu (economy), accommodation, local transportation (according to University of Oulu rules). No daily allowance.  

Application review and selection criteria: All applications will be reviewed after the call deadline. The awarded doctoral students will be notified by email within one week, and they will receive further instructions about cost re-imbursement. If there are more eligible applicants than can be supported, a fair distribution across different HBS disciplines will be considered as selection criterion. If there are fewer than 10 eligible applicants by the end of the call (May 3), further doctoral students up to 10 can be awarded support on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Further information: Please contact coordinator Ritva Saastamoinen, ritva.saastamoinen (at) oulu.fi.




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Last updated: 3.4.2018