More visible and competitive research groups at HiOA with the Booster project
The Booster project is intended to increase the proportion of externally-funded projects and highlight good research groups at HiOA. The goal is for eleven selected research groups with a high potential to be able to compete for research funding at the national and international level.
- Goals and activities for the Booster project
- The Booster groups receive the following
- Participants in the Booster project
- Criteria for admission to the Booster project
- Background to the Booster project
- Contact persons at the Department for Research and Development and the faculties
The goal for the Booster project is
- for the research groups to become visible at the national and international level
- to become a preferred partner and leader in collaboration projects
- to increase its expertise on funding mechanisms
The project lasts for three years and is divided into three phases. The research groups and dedicated, experienced R&D advisers will work together.
We map the groups’ strong points and potential for development and identify relevant sources of funding.
We develop a strategy for obtaining external funding, validate various application ideas, promote the group and raise their application competence.
We work on specific applications and position ourselves in relation to upcoming calls for applications.
The groups receive a plan tailored to their specific needs. All research groups that participate in the Booster project receive:
- One research fellow position funded by HiOA
- Earmarked strategic funds to follow up activities
- Close follow-up by dedicated members of the EU team
- Time freed up to follow up applications
- Free consulting assistance from external partners with whom HiOA has an agreement
The EU team helps with:
- Advise on how to update the research group’s online profile in order to raise the group’s profile
- Specialised courses
- A CV analysis for the group's members in relation to the EU’s CV template
- An overview of academic events and networks in Norway and abroad
First batch of groups, start-up in September 2016
- Ageing, Health and Welfare, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of health sciences
- Universal Design of ICT (UD- ICT), Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Tehnology, Art and Design
- Blikk for barn - Profesjonsnærhet og profesjonsutøvelse, Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education and International studies
- Information systems based on metadata(METAINFO), The Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences
- KAI - Centre for work inclusion (in Norwegian only).
Second batch of groups, start-up in spring 2017
- Exposure of individuals in journalism (INDEX), Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
- Professional Discourses and Practices in Diverse Societies (PROFEKS), Department of International Studies and Interpreting, Faculty of Education and International Studies
- Public Health Nutrition, Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences
Second batch of groups, start-up in autumn 2017
- Design, Culture and Sustainability, Department of Product Design, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design
- Studies of the teaching profession, teacher education and education policy (in Norwegian only), Centre for the Study of Professions (SPS)
Second batch of groups, start-up in spring 2018
- Professional ethics, Centre for the Study of Professions (SPS)
The groups are selected by the faculty management in cooperation with the EU team.
The eleven research groups have been selected because they have:
- high-quality research
- strong motivation and ambitions to obtain external funding and to highlight and further develop the research group
- a good thematic match and relevance in relation to the Research Council of Norway and Horizon 2020
- capacity (good balance of resources as regards people and expertise in the group, as well as time and opportunity to contribute)
- the support of the immediate superior and the dean
HiOA participates in several international research programmes and in more than 160 projects funded by the Research Council of Norway. HiOA's Strategy 2020 states that priority shall be given to research activities that lead to increased scientific publication in weighted publication channels and increased external funding, particularly from the Research Council of Norway and the EU.
At the same time, HiOA’s board expects the income from externally-funded projects to increase from year to year. This means that HiOA must build strong and competitive research communities that can contribute to reaching these goals.
Administrative main contact on the|
|Academic main contact||
at the faculty
Ageing, Health and Welfare,
Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences
|Pavan Sriram||Astrid Bergland||Anette Lislerud|
Universal Design of ICT (UD-ICT),
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design
|Pavan Sriram||Weiqin Chen||Brita Børve|
Blikk for barn - Profesjonsnærhet og
profesjonsutøvelse, Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education and International Studies
|Stine Johansen||Leif Hernes||Nina Hestnes|
Information systems based on metadata (METAINFO),
Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences
|Florissa Abreu||Nils Pharo||
Inger Johanne Flatland
|KAI - Centre for Work Inclusion||Stine Johansen||Anne Hodnefjeld|