Online courses and workshops for faculty staff

Nord University invites NTNU faculty staff to join a series of online courses and workshops this current academic year. These events will all take place online. The courses are described below.

You register for the courses and workshops in Læringsportalen. See buttons under each individual course.

COST Actions – What are these research networks? How can you make the most of them?

Key elements:

  • A succinct overview of the aims and structure of the EU COST Actions
  • Explanation of the different ways of joining a COST Action
  • Overview of the different types of funding opportunities available via COST

Target audience:

  • Anyone interesting in this well-established networking tool which offers small scale-funding opportunities.
  • This session is also relevant to Early Career Researchers, including final year PhD students.

Duration: 90 minutes


  • Monday 4th December, 09.00-10.30
  • Friday 15th March, 09.00-10.30
  • Monday 13th May, 12.30-14.00

 Register to "COST Actions"

CV building and CV presentation: playing the long-game and presenting your achievements strategically

Key elements:

  • What funders are looking for when they assess whether candidates have a ‘strong CV relative to their career stage’, particularly with respect to Postdoctoral Fellowships versus Investigator-driven grants
  • Recent developments in the research funding landscape
  • The different elements of a competitive academic CV, including tips on how to raise your research profile
  • How to best present and showcase your skills, competences and achievements

Target audience:

  • This session is particularly relevant to Early Career Researchers, including final year PhD students.
  • It is also relevant to anyone who is planning to submit a grant application in the future.

Duration: 3 hours

Date: Wednesday 20th March, 9.00-12.00

 Register to "CV building and presentation"

Research grants: Budgeting in a nutshell

Key elements:

  • Understanding the importance of accurate budgeting: internal and external factors
  • Key components of a well-thought through budget
  • Tips to write a convincing justification of resources
  • When to reach out to the Project Economists and Research Advisors

Target audience:

  • Anyone keen to enhance their understanding of this compulsory element of grant applications

Duration: 60 minutes

Date: Monday 10th June, 12.00-13.00

 Register to "Research grants"


For questions about the courses or registration, contact Kristin Skjeldestad, Senior adviser, HR and HSE Division