Call for Online Field Specific Course Proposals 2021

Health and Biosciences Doctoral programme - Internal Call for Online Field Specific Course Proposals 2021

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) will allocate funding to be used during the year 2021 to organize doctoral training activities within the following Doctoral Degree Programmes: Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, and Biology.

The proposed doctoral training activities may comprise e.g. field-specific courses, symposia, workshops or alike targeted mainly to doctoral students. Joint or methodological courses suitable for several disciplines and courses/events arranged in local, national or international cooperation are also applicable.

For the spring 2021 HBS-DP especially encourages applicants to plan online courses that enables PhD students’ participation with remote connection. Face-to-face or/and practical courses that are well justified can also be proposed. However, courses involving face-to-face teaching, the organizing personnel are themselves responsible for the practicalities considering health and safety issues.

Practical arrangements of the course are expected to be taken care of by the responsible course organizer. All cost covered by the doctoral programme (DP) funding must be accepted by the DP beforehand.

ECTS credits from the courses should be defined in the proposal according to UniOGS recommendations ( The proposal should contain lectures, possible reading materials or possible optional assignments thus the course could give minimum 0.5 credit points.

If the number of course participants is limited, the priority is for the health and biosciences doctoral students within the University of Oulu.


Send your proposals via this link:

Submission is open until January 21th, 2021.

The persons responsible for the proposals will be informed of the decisions within 2-3 weeks.

Guidelines for acceptable costs

Online courses:

  • Direct costs related to running of the training activity (hourly rental costs for required equipment, video streaming, etc.)
  • Lecture fees for the external teachers (personnel of the University of Oulu cannot receive any extra salary): Please see the guidelines for teaching fees in Patio (
  • Other relevant justified expenses
  • Funds may not be used for the purchase of any equipment or infrastructure. No daily allowances are covered.

Further information

All funded proposals are required to be reported to HBS-DP after the course activity is completed.

For further information concerning the call, please contact the HBS-DP coordinator Mirja Peltola (firstname.lastname (at)


Last updated: 21.12.2020