Call for course funding proposals 2020

Internal call (2) for course funding proposals for the development of doctoral training activities in Health and Biosciences

The Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) will allocate funding to be used during the year 2020 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. We would especially encourage applicants to plan multidisciplinary courses co-organized together with one or more of the other University of Oulu Doctoral Programmes (see

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Send your proposals via this link:


Submission is open until March 15th, 2020.

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

Guidelines for acceptable costs

  • Direct costs related to running of the training activity (consumables for practical courses, hourly rental costs and video streaming, etc.)
  • Mobility costs: travel and accommodation costs for external teachers invited to Oulu
  • Honoraries or lecture fees for the external teachers
  • Modest hospitality costs (meals)
  • Other relevant justified expenses
  • Funds may not be used for the purchase of any equipment or infrastructure. No daily allowances are covered.

Some guidelines for budgeting:

  • Travelling costs: Finland 200-400 eur, Europe 1000 eur, outside of Europe 1500 eur
  • Accommodation / day / person; max: 100 eur in Finland
  • Lecture fees/ honoraries (invited lecturers): Professors usually 125 eur/hour

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: 4.2.2020