Swing Dance Evening with DION 15 Feb

Feeling cold outside and lacking the desire to go skiing? No problem, DION has an amazing event to offer!

When: Friday, 15 Feb, 18:00-21:00
Where: Realfagbyg parketten

Together with NTNUI Swing og Folke Dans, we have the pleasure to host a 2 hour Swing dance evening at the Realfagbyg parketten.
In the first hour the amazing instructors from NTNUI Dans will teach us the basics of Swing, and we will unleash our talent in the second hour.
Come and join us and you will not have any awkward situations on the dance floor anymore ūüôā
There is no need to bring a partner but if you have one, feel free to bring them with you.

For information on clothing and shoes, check out: https://ntnuiswingogfolkedans.wordpress.com/information-in-english/

Fun is guaranteed! Do not hesitate! Save the date and join us!

Follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2255586707993506/

Ski day with DION Sat 23 Feb in Bymarka

Join DION  for a cross-country ski day in Bymarka!

Where: Skistua Fjellseterveien, 7020 Trondheim
When: 23 Feb, 11:00

Plan:¬†Meet at Skistua at 11:00, go for ski, meet back at Skistua at 15:00 for some coffee and a chat all together ūüôā . After we will depart on the bus back to the city centre.

Busses run regularly from Kongens Gate, or you can make your own way there.
Those who need to rent skis can do so from Skistua.
When we get there we will split into groups, probably depending on skill level, but just so that we are not too many people all skiing around the place.
For absolute beginners we have a kind volunteer to help you learn.
For those from ‚ÄėOK‚Äô to expert, just come along for the social and the chance to improve or show off ūüėČ

DION will cover coffee after the event.

If you are a competent skier and would like to help instruct or organise a group of people please let us at DION know individually. We would really welcome any supervision and help!

ATB bus: https://www.atb.no/reiseplanlegger/?direction=1&tplang=no&from=Kongens%20gate%20K2%20(Trondheim)&to=Skistua%20(Trondheim)&Time=09%3A15&Date=23.02.2019

Ski rental: https://skiklubben.no/marka-i-dag/skiutleie/

Follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/143775643242851/

Workshop series for PhD-candidates at NTNU

This spring the HR- and HSE-division offers Workspace for Publishing and Outreach.

This workshop series offers a dedicated space to learn and write together. The main aim is to facilitate work on relevant writing products ‚Äď such as scientific articles, abstracts, presentations, article-based PhD dissertations, outreach blogs and opinion pieces (kronikk) ‚Äď both with the help of expert input and peer feedback. The series is based on established courses and workshops (such as¬†HFEL8000 Communicating Science in Journals and to the General Public). In order to¬†maximize learning and productivity, each workshop is structured in three parts: expert input on the given topic, a¬†Shut up & Write¬†(Skrivepress) based on the input, and a feedback session on the outcomes of the¬†S&W.

About Workspace for Publishing and Outreach:

  • 7 topics and 14 workshops during spring semester
  • 3 hours workshop, every Tuesday from week 10 to week 24
  • You can work on your own projects in the workshops
  • 30 participants in each session

The workshop lecturer is Hana Gustafsson. The workshops will be held at Akrinn, Kalvskinnet.

See more information and sign up for the workshops here.

IT-support for PhD students – Mimes Br√łnn

NTNU has recently established a separate center to support PhD students’ challenges related to the use of IT in their research.

¬ęMimes Br√łnn¬Ľ ¬†(or in English Mimir’s well) is a meeting place for NTNU PhD students and IT professionals. The objective of Mimes Br√łnn is to help PhD students get started with their research as quickly as possible. ¬†By facilitating a common physical location for periods of one to four weeks, the IT department can help scientists get started with their work faster, reducing the time spent navigating the technological jungle.

Read more here: https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/English/IT-support+for+PhD+students+-+Mimes+Br%C3%B8nn

More info is coming!

A new round of DION Grants announced 

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 NTNU 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.

1. The extended deadline for sending the application is 23:59 CET 18th February, 2019. Applications will be evaluated by DION board members. You can apply via this Google form filling out all mandatory fields: https://goo.gl/forms/FrNlvLJUTBPSDLs53 

2. Funding should be used by the end of June, i.e. until 30.06.2019 23:59 CET.  

3. 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 at the LATEST two weeks after the event, but before the end of June, 2019 Рwhichever comes first. Otherwise, reimbursement of the costs is not guaranteed. 

4. In case of approval of the grant, the organizers should promote DION by making it a co-host of the Facebook event, and allowing a DION board member to attend the event for promotion purposes. A DION board member will be assigned to each approved application, and the organizers will liaise with them about the event. 

5. 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.


Last year’s successful grant applicants were (these are just examples Рyou are not requested to organize a similar, or a follow-up project):  

  • ‚ÄúSmart City Day‚Ä̬†
  • ‚ÄúRandomized Coffee Trials (RCTs)‚Ä̬†
  • ‚ÄúPhD and Postdoc Choir‚Ä̬†
  • ‚ÄúAcademic/social events with particular interest towards LGBT community‚Ä̬†
  • ‚ÄúScreening of independent films and debates aimed towards foster dialogues‚Ä̬†
  • ‚ÄúBouldering course‚Ä̬†
  • ‚ÄúIndustrial networking‚Ä̬†
  • ‚ÄúCritical Gender Salon project‚Ä̬†

Apply or forward to those who might be interested!