Thematic Initiatives

The Foundation establishes different thematic initiatives in collaboration with the University of Bergen, Haukeland University Hospital and other research institutions. Calls for applications are announced for some of the initiatives, while, for other initiatives, expert communities are invited to submit applications. Important criteria are high international quality, further development of existing strengths, young promising researchers, team effort, triggering and strengthening research, independent evaluation and a multidisciplinary approach.

Climate research

Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) seeks to contribute to new knowledge about climate, drivers for climate change and peoples attitudes about these issues over time.  BFS already contribute to finance several climate related projects. The latest project is Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit.

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Medical visualisation

With financial support from Bergen Research Foundation, Helse Bergen health trust and the University of Bergen have jointly established a Medical Imaging and Visualization Centre with effect from 1 January 2017.

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Climate research

Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) seeks to contribute to new knowledge about climate, drivers for climate change and peoples attitudes about these issues over time.  BFS already contribute to finance several climate related projects. The latest project is Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit. 

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Medical visualisation

With financial support from Bergen Research Foundation, Helse Bergen health trust and the University of Bergen have jointly established a Medical Imaging and Visualization Centre with effect from 1 January 2017.

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Bioinformatics

In collaboration with Haukeland University Hospital and the University of Bergen, a considerable bioinformatics initiative is being established, including recruiting five scientific positions at UiB and establishing a bioinformatics service centre.

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Bioinformatics

In collaboration with Haukeland University Hospital and the University of Bergen, a considerable bioinformatics initiative is being established, including recruiting five scientific positions at UiB and establishing a bioinformatics service centre.

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Nutrition research

The University of Bergen has received funding from the Bergen Research Foundation to focus on nutrition research.

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Legal research

The Foundation has contributed to increasing research activity within the fields of criminal justice and police and prosecution law at the Faculty of Law through two projects that have been awarded a total of NOK 31 million by the Foundation.

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Particle therapy

Helse Bergen health trust, the University of Bergen and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences all focus on developing expertise that will be applicable in relation to medical particle therapy. In order to further support the infrastructure initiative in particle therapy, the Foundation wishes to help to boost the institutions’ initiatives in this area

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Mathematics

The mathematics initiative is the Foundation’s first national programme. It is a pure mathematics initiative, and is intended to follow up the Research Council of Norway’s evaluation of mathematics in Norway.

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Prostate cancer

In 2014, the Bergen Research Foundation received a donation earmarked for a research project on prostate cancer at the University of Bergen. In 2016, the foundation received another donation earmarked for the same project.

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Internationalisation

In the period from 2005 to 2007, the Bergen Research Foundation supported an initiative intended to promote international cooperation, both at the University of Bergen and enabling university staff to go abroad, and the establishment of international networks, summer schools etc.

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Medical research

Since its establishment, the Foundation has focused on medicine, with emphasis on translational medicine. This initiative has had a wide-ranging reach, from recruitment/competence via infrastructure and project funding to internationalisation.

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Nutrition research

The University of Bergen has received funding from the Bergen Research Foundation to focus on nutrition research.

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Legal research

The Foundation has contributed to increasing research activity within the fields of criminal justice and police and prosecution law at the Faculty of Law through two projects that have been awarded a total of NOK 31 million by the Foundation.

Read more

Particle therapy

Helse Bergen health trust, the University of Bergen and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences all focus on developing expertise that will be applicable in relation to medical particle therapy. In order to further support the infrastructure initiative in particle therapy, the Foundation wishes to help to boost the institutions’ initiatives in this area.

Read more

Mathematics

The mathematics initiative is the Foundation’s first national programme. It is a pure mathematics initiative, and is intended to follow up the Research Council of Norway’s evaluation of mathematics in Norway.

Read more

Prostate cancer

In 2014, the Bergen Research Foundation received a donation earmarked for a research project on prostate cancer at the University of Bergen. In 2016, the foundation received another donation earmarked for the same project

Read more

Internationalisation

In the period from 2005 to 2007, the Bergen Research Foundation supported an initiative intended to promote international cooperation, both at the University of Bergen and enabling university staff to go abroad, and the establishment of international networks, summer schools etc.

Read more

Medical research

Since its establishment, the Foundation has focused on medicine, with emphasis on translational medicine. This initiative has had a wide-ranging reach, from recruitment/competence via infrastructure and project funding to internationalisation.

Read more