DION Grants Deadline Extension

New Deadline: 20.01.2021

DION is happy to announce a deadline extension of support grants for educational or social activities for our members at NTNU!

All PhD candidates, Postdocs and other temporary scientific employees at any NTNU campuses are eligible to apply for a grant (up to 2500 NOK) to cover expenses related to organizing activities that create opportunities for PhD students and post-docs to network, learn, and enrich their experience. Please note that Master degree students are NOT eligible.

DION will give preference to applications which are targeted towards an open audience. Applications for the exclusive benefit of one department or faculty will still be accepted but applications that are accessible for all DION members will be prioritized. We  especially encourage digital events this year, due to the pandemic restrictions.

If interested, you can apply by filling this form and sending it to post@dion.ntnu.no. Be sure to go through the rules in the application form.

Christmas celebration and holiday events in Gjøvik

For those spending Christmas in Gjøvik, SiT, NTNU and Gjøvik kommune want to invite you to Christmas events in Gjøvik.

Below is the summary of the events. For the full program and invitation, check out the Invitation to Students Christmas and Invitation to Grøtfest

December 19th and 20th: free cinema at Gjøvik kultursenter

  • Love Actually at 18PM both days.
  • Die Hard 1 at 20: 45PM both days.

To get a free entrance ticket, show your employee ID card and this invitation in the ticket-office.

December 24th:

“Grøtfest” (Porridge party) in Fahlstrøm

Outdoor religious traditional Christmas service by Gjøvik church

December 28th:

Open ice rink in Fjellhallen

December 28th & 30th:

Student house Huset on campus is open!

December 30th:

«Strong during Christmas» – join in on a training session

 

Please note that you will have to register for the events, and the deadlines for registration. For information concerning registration and deadlines, see attached invitations.

 

We wish you a peaceful Christmas and a happy new year.

DION Grants 2020

DION is happy to announce a new round of support grants for educational or social activities for our members at NTNU! 

All PhD candidates, Postdocs and other temporary scientific employees at any NTNU campuses are eligible to apply for a grant (up to 2500 NOK) to cover expenses related to organizing activities that create opportunities for PhD students and post-docs to network, learn, and enrich their experience. Please note that Master degree students are NOT eligible.

DION will give preference to applications which are targeted towards an open audience. Applications for the exclusive benefit of one department or faculty will still be accepted but applications that are accessible for all DION members will be prioritized. Since it is festive season, we also appreciate Christmas themed events, especially since a lot of us will be not be travelling home this year.

Rules:

  1. The deadline for sending the application is 23:59 CET 20 December, 2020. Applications will be evaluated by DION board members. You can apply via this form filling out all mandatory fields and sending it to post@dion.ntnu.no.
  1. Funding should be used by the end of January, i.e. until 31.01.2021 23:59 CET.
  2. The organizers are expected initially to cover the costs of the event and then seek reimbursement of the costs from DION. No a priori funding is given. Please note that the receipts and all reimbursement documents should be submitted to DION before 31st January 2021, although we encourage you to submit it by 31st December 2020 if it is possible. Reimbursement of the costs is not guaranteed if it comes later than January 31st 2021.
  1. In case of approval of the grant, the organizers should promote DION by making it a co-host of the Facebook event. A DION board member will be assigned to each approved application, and the organizers will liaise with them about the event.
  2. Please note that the maximum amount DION can reimburse is 2500 (two thousand and five hundred) NOK. If overall cost of the event exceeds 2500 NOK, it is organizer’s sole responsibility to get extra funding from other sources. Any requests for more than 2500 NOK from DION will be automatically declined.

 

This year, we particularly welcome application themed around Christmas/Jul.

We also highly encourage those interested to apply as a group, although grant applications by individuals remain welcome.

DION Christmas baking photo competition

Dates: 1st-15th December 2020

Are you an avid baker? A true Great British Bakeoff contestant? Or more of a “Nailed it” finalist? Whether you’re a grand chef or an amateur baker looking forward to the Christmas season, the DION Christmas baking photo competition is made for you!

Here is how it works:

– Bake something Christmassy (e.g. Gingerbread creation, Lussekake, Christmas cookie tower, typical holiday season cake)

– Take a picture of it and post it on social media by Dec. 15th, 2020, tagging DION (@DION.NTNU on facebook and @ntnu.dion on Instagram) and the hashtag #DIONXmasBake

– The picture can be posted on either Facebook or Instagram

– The picture that gets the most likes wins and its baker gets a gift card for Christmas.

All PhDs, postdocs and temporary scientific employees at NTNU can participate. We will announce the winner right before the holidays.

So on your mark… get set… BAKE!!!!!!!

Christmas Movie Night at Cinemateket Trondheim

Date: 12th December 2020
Time: 6:00 pm
Christmas is almost here, and DION is inviting all PhDs, Postdocs, temporary scientific employees, along with their families, on a movie night at Cinemateket! The movie is A Nightmare Before Christmas, a classic and a cult favorite!
The event is free, and you can bring as many members of your family as you like, as long as you register here
The Nightmare Before Christmas | The Nightmare Before Christmas Poster | EMP
Source: Google Images
The venue follows safety restrictions, and we advise you to follow social distancing guidelines and stay home if you have any symptoms.