Spring 2021: Workspace for Publishing and Outreach for PhD-candidates at NTNU

This workshop series provides research-based introduction to and practical training in effective communication of own research to important audiences in academic and non-academic contexts (such as journals, user groups, and the general public). The focus is on the communication of own research.

Detailed information

  • seven 3-hour workshops, always on Wednesday mornings
  • dates: March 31; April 7, 14, 21; May 5, 12, 19
  • time: 09:00 – 12:00
  • place: MS Teams (the link will be sent to registered participants)
  • you will work on your own writing projects in the workshops
  • workshop instructor: Hana Gustafsson (ISL, NTNU)

This workshop series also makes it possible to work towards obtaining course credits; more details can be found here. Contact the workshop instructor if you are considering this possibility. Note that you need to check with your Faculty if these course credits will count towards your PhD training.

*NB: This workshop series is dedicated for PhD candidates; it is not open for other NTNU employees.

See more information and sign up for the workshops here. (Link to Læringsportalen.)

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.

Christmas event Gjøvik: Bowl Free Afternoon with DION

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s time to leave your office desks and enjoy the social atmosphere with your colleagues.
We invite all Gjøvik-based PhDs, Postdocs, temporary scientific employees at NTNU and their family members to join the Happy Hour at Bowling 1 Gjøvik on Friday, the 18th of December at 5 pm.

Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/y4fwdxtr

 

Let’s strike 2021 in good company!

All necessary Covid precautions will be taken:

  • Teams of max 3 people will be assigned to separate lanes.
  • Please wash and desinfect your hands before entering the bowling place and whenever touching surfaces.
  • Stay at home if you feel sick.
  • Have a good cough and sneeze hygiene.