0 projects

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Paraffin Gel Buildup and Rupture

The research to be performed is associated with a joint industrial project co-funded by the Research Council and industry which is titled:"Shut-in and Restart of Gelled Oil Pipelines: Software Module Development". Jamilia Safieva's salary will be funded b y the Yggdrasil program. Operating expens...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Computational methods for submerged structures subjected to impact loading. Prosjekt stoppet.

From a design perspective impact and collisions may be classified as accidental loads, and these events are becoming increasingly important for engineering of subsea production systems. Because of the lacks in the existing design codes and the investigati on procedures related to submerged struct...

Awarded: NOK 25,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Mountain Forestry in the Norwegian Fjordlands: Impact, Economics, Policy

This short project addresses a significant problem being faced by the Norwegian forestry sector along the entire coastal belt. Almost 70 million m3 of timber are mature or are approaching maturity in steep terrain, with another 40 million m3 in the inl and region. Steep terrain harvesting mus...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Analysis of genetic diversity and population subdivision of Halys pit-viper (Gloydius halys) at the different spatial levels

Genetic diversity is one of the most important factors affecting viability of populations. Loss of genetic diversity can lead to inbreeding depression, reduction of the adaptive potential and weak tolerance of population to diseases, parasites and other s tressors. Thus, the understanding of how ...

Awarded: NOK 90,999

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Bioprospecting for drug and enzymes discovery from Antarctic and Arctic sub-sea sediments.

The aim of this project is to discovery new biocatalysts and drugs starting from Antarctic and Arctic sediment samples. To achieve the above aim several expertise in different research fields are required, and the proposed project will represent a necessa ry instrument to coordinate/integrate the...

Awarded: NOK 90,999

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Transformation of childcare arrangements in Buryat rural families in Post-Soviet Russia

The focus of my PhD project is on the changes of care arrangements in Buryat rural families in Post-Soviet Russia. I consider these changes in connection with institutional interaction between the state, labor market and rural family in post-Soviet period . This research includes following questi...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Assesment of cardioprotection provided by intramyocardial or subcutaneous transplantation of human adipose stem cells overexpressing HMOX-1

Stem cells are currently explored as therapy against heart failure. However, several unsolved issues still remain, namely the survival of cells post-transplantation, the role of local environmental conditions on the fate of transplanted cells, or mechanis ms by which stem cells improve cardiac fu...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Cultural Transfer between Norway and Central Europe, 1890-1925: Stanislaw Przybyszewski, Edvard Munch, Gustav Vigeland

The project pursues a comprehensive reconstruction of the pivotal role of the Polish-German author and art critic Stanislaw Przybyszewski (1868-1927) as an influential mediator in the transnational European cultural field, who facilitated cultural transfe r between Norway and Central Europe, nota...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Neutralisation: phonetic or phonological? An acoustic and perceptual study of vowel harmony in two dialects of Hungarian

The aim of this project is twofold. First, to gather reliable articulatory, acoustic and perceptual data from Standard Hungarian and Slovakian Hungarian. Second, I plan to address two main theoretical questions. Does the lexicon contain only abstract phon ological representations, only detailed p...

Awarded: NOK 77,999

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

A comparative study of stream sediments in central Norway collected a quarter of a century apart: assessing anthropogenic impact

Stream sediments do not only provide an integrated signal of geochemical processes and erosional regimes occurring in drainage basins (Galy and France-Lanord, 2001; Vance et al., 2003) but they also provide a tracer for human influences (Walling, 1999). A comparative study of stream sediments fr...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Role of Two Peroxisomal Small Heat Shock Proteins in Re-Naturating Oxidatively Damaged Proteins and Conferring Heat Resistance to Crop Plant

Environmental stresses, such as drought, high salinity, extremes of temperature (high and low), can significantly alter plant metabolism, growth and development, ultimately leading to the severe loss of plant productivity. At the molecular level, these st resses lead to the misfolding and denatur...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Optimal Measurement Selection for Process Industries

Process safety, ensuring product quality, meeting environmental standards all strongly depends on the set of variables we select for measurements. This selected set of variables play a vital role in any chemical plant and the selection process itself is a difficult task due to technical infeasib...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Understanding and Improving Salt Tolerance of Rice

Intensive basic plant research mostly in Arabidopsis over the past twenty years allowed us to partly understand how a model species of molecular plant research (Arabidopsis) can adapt to and tolerate adverse environmental conditions. Plant researchers wor ld-wide are now confronted with the chall...

Awarded: NOK 90,999

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Influence of basal ice shelf conditions on ice sheet stability in Dronning Maud Land through radio-echo sounding and ice-sheet modelling.

Radio-echo sounding is a widespread remote sensing method used in glaciology to obtain a wide range of information concerning boundary conditions of ice sheets. Radar emits electromagnetic waves. They propagate through the ice until they encounter dielect ric heterogeneities. The central concept ...

Awarded: NOK 51,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Naturalising Content

I am applying for a grant to visit the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) at the University of Oslo from the beginning of September 2011 to the end of July 2012. I am currently a PhD student in philosophy based at the Arché research centre at t he University of St Andrews. While at CSM...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

The Wittgensteinian notion of album as a paradigm of comprehension : a manuscript's study.

The Wittgenstein Archives are hosted by the University of Bergen. These archives are unique and have made an outstanding contribution to the Wittgensteinian Studies, They are part of the development of electronic and web-based editions of the Wittgenstein Nachlass, providing many scholars in tha...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Metamorphosis of Norwegian Foreign Policy with Special Respects to Norwegian-Czechoslovak and Norwegian-Polish Relations, 1938-1949

In this project, my intention is to follow major developments which led to reconfiguration of the Norwegian foreign policy in the course of the period defined above. Relations between exile political representations of Norway. Czechoslovakia and Poland as three lesser allies of the anti-Axis coa...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Role and regulation of Ca2+ flux during the cell-cell fusion occurring in the human placenta

The cell-cell fusion processes are complex biological phenomena. A limited number of human cell types can fuse to form a multinucleated syncytium. In the differentiation of human placenta, mononuclear cytotrophoblasts aggregate and fuse to form an endocri nologically active, non-proliferative, mu...

Awarded: NOK 90,999

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

The role of the Arctic Council in the Arctic security environment

This research project aims to examine the role of the Arctic Council (AC) in Arctic and non-Arctic states' strategies and policies pertaining to their security interests in the Arctic. There are two major steps to achieve this: to identify and assess the role of the Arctic Council in the states'...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Exploring Social Media content quality against their metadata

The main objective of this project is the identification of the quality of the provided content against the description of the content (metadata) and the role of user ratings in Social Media. A case study will take place for a specific Social Media and ad ditional evaluation and analysis of the r...

Awarded: NOK 38,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Empirical evidence in abstract phonology: The case of English

I started research into the phonology of English during my undergraduate years at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, which I continued as a PhD student and completed in my dissertation entitled Strict CV Phonology and the English Cross-word Puzzle, defen ded with the highest qualifications (summ...

Awarded: NOK 64,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Stedets betydning i litteratur fra Nord-Norge

Formålet med dette prosjektet er å forske hvordan landsdelen Nord- Norge har bidratt til valg av temaer og motiver hos tre nordnorske forfattere - Knut Hamsun (1859-1952), Cora Sandel (1880-1974), Herbjørg Wassmo (født 1942), og hvordan reelle og fiktive personer påvirkes og styres av området de...

Awarded: NOK 51,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Integrated model of trust in project teams

The aim of the project is to establish an international research team and to develop study concerning trust in project teams. The applicant main scientific expertise is trust, while the host researcher is highly competent at project management. It is appe aling to built an integrated model of tru...

Awarded: NOK 38,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Docking and Molecular dynamics simulation studies of Zinc containing proteins

Zinc containing metalloproteinases are important enzymes in many disease processes such as cancer, hypertension and bacterial infections and are important drug targets. This project aims to study the molecular interactions of small molecule inhibitors wit h zinc containing proteins with the aim ...

Awarded: NOK 64,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Semantic Relations and Their Role for Textual Entailment Recognition.

The project objective is to study what semantic relations are relevant for automatic recognition of textual entailment and investigate how they can be used to accomplish this task. Textual entailment is crucial for language understanding and is hereby def ined as follows: Given two text fragments...

Awarded: NOK 25,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Passive permeability studies of sulfonamides

Assessment of oral bioavailability of new drugs in early drug development is of special interest since modern drug discovery have made hundreds of thousands of potential drug candidates available for high-throughput screening for activity or potency. Ther e is thus a rapidly increasing demand for...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Training in interdisciplinary and archival studies at the University of Bergen

My Ph.D. project deals with Samuel Beckett's radio plays, and has two main objectives: on the one hand, to discuss the plays' ground-breaking, radiophonic articulation of certain issues of communication; and on the other, to address them as exemplary expe riments into the synthesis of art and tec...

Awarded: NOK 52,000

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Studies on naturally produced membrane vesicles from Acinetobacter spp. and their role in horizontal gene transfer

The members of Acinetobacter genus which are gram negative and non-motile coccibacilli have emerged as multiresistant opportunistic pathogens and are major cause of nosocomial infections. Pathogenicity of Acinetobacter lies in its versa tile nutritional requirements, ability to...

Awarded: NOK 0.13 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Regional innovation policy and education impact on innovation process

The role and regularity of successful innovation process and regional innovation system development has been discovered and described at the end of 20th century. From the scientific point of view ? project is going to investigate correlation and impact in -between innovation process development a...

Awarded: NOK 25,999

Project Period: 2011-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Resultatives with a Reflexive Morpheme

In this project, I plan to investigate (and propose a formal analysis based on general principles of natural language) the resultative constructions with a reflexive morpheme, of a type "Karl hostet seg til døren" in three languages (Czech, Norwegian and Northern Sámi). In particular, there are ...

Awarded: NOK 0.10 mill.

Project Period: 2011-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke