DION online Zumba event

Do you love to dance or exercise? DION welcomes you to an online Zumba class with a certified Zumba teacher Khanun JM! 🙂

Zumba – is a mix of aerobics and Latin dance moves. All you need to join the class is the internet and a little space in your room. You can join from everywhere, even if you are on vacation.

The class will be held on this Thursday 15.07 at 18:30 via zoom.

Please login between 6:15 – 6:30. The larger your screen the better. You can use your laptop or connect your computer to your TV screen if you have the capability. Test ahead of time so that you are ready by the day of the training.

Zoom link for joining: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85861330194?pwd=SEh0VEZ3eEs1dzZqU0hsdkNhbzhiUT09

Let’s celebrate summer solstice together (Gjøvik event)!

DION invites all temporary scientific staff and PhD students at NTNU Gjøvik and their families to celebrate summer solstice together!
June 23rd Eiktunet will open the doors for a traditional summerfest. There will be a fire, music, possibly some excursions and other activities, snacks and drinks. Check out more here: https://mjosmuseet.no/kalender/sankthansaften-2021.
Optionally we can do a short hike to Bergstoppen – the highest point in the area. Please register here before the deadline. The deadline for registration is until Thursday, 17th June, 13:00.
The number of tickets is limited! Earlier registrations will be given priority.

Source: mjosmuseet.no

Where: Eiktunet
17:00 – 20:00

DION Grant Application: Summer 2021

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. We encourage any outdoor activities where it is easier to follow COVID protocols.


  1. The deadline for sending the application is 23:59 CET 15 June, 2021. 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 August, i.e. until 31.08.2021 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 2022, although we encourage you to submit it by 31st December 2021 if it is possible. Reimbursement of the costs is not guaranteed if it comes later than January 31st, 2022. 
  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.

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

Spring happy hour with DION (Gjøvik)!

We are back! DION invites all PhDs, Post Docs, and temporary staff at NTNU Gjøvik and their family members for an outdoor gathering next Wednesday afternoon (since the last one was canceled due to corona restrictions). There will be a cozy bonfire, together with light snacks and good company.

Where: Fagskolen (near Campus Arena Kallerud), Teknologivegen 12, 2815 Gjøvik.

When: Wednesday, 2nd of June, at 16:00

If you are planning to come, please let us know by registering here.

See you soon!