NTNU Board Election

To voters and prospective candidates,

The NTNU Board election takes place the week before Easter. Local elections at Faculty and Department levels follow in May-June. You must be listed in the register of voters and have at least a 50 % position at NTNU in order to vote at the upcoming elections.

Check that you are correctly listed in the electronic election system valgweb. The register of voters will not be updated after the deadline for complaints 5 March. You find the link to “valgweb” here: https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/English/Check+the+register+of+voters

Do you know someone who could do a good job on the Board? Candidates must master Norwegian sufficiently to engage in the deliberations of the Board. You find more information about the NTNU Board elections and nomination of candidates on the website for the NTNU Board Elections. Deadline for candidate proposals: 4 March.

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.

New board

The Board Election results are in, and the new DION board will consist of the following members:

President:

Idd Andrea Christensen, PhD Candidate, NV-IBT

Board Members:

Aida Akbarzadeh, PhD candidate, IE-IIK

Anne Kristin Kvitle, PhD candidate, IE-IDI

Elodie Besnier, PhD candidate, SU-ISS

Faiga M. Alawad, PhD candidate, IE-IIK

Irina Mihaela Ciortan, PhD candidate, IE-IDI

Lisa Tietze, PhD candidate, NV-IBT

Masab Khalid Annaqeeb, PhD candidate, IV-EPT

We wish you the best of luck for the coming year!