The call for applicants to the Research Talent development Program  2024 will be posted here when ready.


The Call for applicants for 2023 has Closed


Announcement New Call for applicants to the Research Talent Development Program 2023

Program period: 01.01.2023-31.12.2023

Deadline for applications: November 30th midnight 2022

Feedback to applicants: December 15th 2022

Obligatory introduction seminar: January 11th, location TBD, at 10:00-13:00

Number of available places: up to max 10 places (will be final number according to quality of the applicants).

In addition we will open parts of the program for researchers at OuS, Ahus and Sunnaas.

The program for 2023 will be run from January 1st to December 31st 2023 under the condition that the program receives continued funding.

Target group:

Early career researchers (between 2-7 years after awarded PhD) that are intending (next 1-5 years) to develop a research career with focus on excellence in research. The applicants should have plans for applying for ERC, FRIPRO or other research grant from the Norwegian Research Council or EU soon, or during the program period.

You will have to be in a 100 % fixed position at OsloMet (associate professor/researcher) at the application deadline to qualify for applying for participation in this program.

The form states:

  • Your department/Centre/faculty will cover costs for buy-out from teaching (candidates need to focus on research activities during the program period. A total of minimum 75% during the program period needs to be dedicated to research activities.
  • OsloMet will cover program costs estimated to NOK 80 000/candidate.
  • OsloMet will provide NOK 100 000 to cover activity costs during the period (activities to strengthen your CV and your research approved by the Program Leader)

The goal is to provide talented, early stage researchers with the possibility to further develop their careers and themselves as international recognized researchers, to strengthen their options in competition for external funding for excellence in science calls, and to develop good research networks.


The applicants will be evaluated by a group consisting of internal and external experts together with the program leader. The Vice-Rector and the Director of Research together with the program leader makes the final decision. We are aiming for candidates representing the whole of OsloMet and that represent a good gender balance, with main focus on the potential of achieving excellence in research.

Criteria for evaluation:

  • The applicant’s motivation for participating (motivation letter – max 1/2 page)
  • Research experience (External funding, National and international networks, Doctoral supervision and supervision of MA-thesis, publication record) – use appropriate CV template found here (RCNs template for early stage researcher)
  • Ability to share knowledge to colleagues (from the program– describe how in your five-years plan)
  • Research strategy described through a five-year research plan (Aim, subgoals and activities)
  • The applicants have to work on at least one proposal for funding (FRIPRO/ERC StG) during the program period. An abstract of this project should be attached to the application – max ½ page (remember to make sure your abstract complies with the evaluation criteria for the call of choise).
  • Participation in the program must be supported by your Head of Department and your Research group leader (signed letter of support)

There might be conducted interviews for selection. All information is in the net-form for Application below. If you have any questions, please contact the program leader Vera Østensen by e-mail.

You may apply by November 30th 2022 using this link: APPLICATION

Announcement of participants will be done by e-mail to applicants by December 15th.

To apply, please use the CV template found in link below:

CV Template (RCN CV template for early stage researcher)

For eligibility criteria ERC StG: ERC: European Research Council | (