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

The RAMONS project: Enhancing the structuring of interdisciplinary climate-related knowledge, and the interface between sciences and society

The RAMONS project explores the implementation of interdisciplinarity for climate change, and the interface between climate sciences and society. Since September 2008, the RAMONS project has been funded by the Parisian Scientific Consortium for Climate, E nvironment and Society (GIS). The GIS has...

Awarded: NOK 0.13 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

The impact of different growing techniques on polyphenol contents in sweet cherries and plums

The proposed project intends to study the impact of tree PE covers and organic production on accumulation of polyphenols in two cherry and two plum cultivars commonly grown in Norway. Moreover, plums from different plant experiments will be exposed to dif ferent storage conditions in order to fol...

Awarded: NOK 84,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Metal Nanowires for Applications in the Li-ion Battery

The main aim of this research project is to develop new electrode materials which can be used in the lithium-ion battery to increase its efficiency and safety. The demand for such materials is extremely high as existing lithium-ion batteries are at the li mit of their capacity. They fall short of...

Awarded: NOK 81,999

Project Period: 2010-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Dryland conservation areas, indigenous people, livelihoods and resource values in South Africa. The case of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

The research proposal was developed in response to a call for expression of research interest by South African National Parks (SANParks) in order to develop a system for sustainable resource use by the Khomani San and Mier communities in Kgalagadi Transfr ontier park and the surrounding areas. No...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Performance Evaluation of Pedestrian Active Safety System based on Pedestrian-to-Vehicle Communication

Pedestrian safety is an important problem worldwide. Almost 30 000 people were killed (36% were pedestrians) and more than 270 000 were injured (29% were pedestrians) in traffic accidents in Russian Federation (RF) in 2008. In European Union (EU) situatio n looks better, but additional measures t...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Screening Mechanisms in Fifth Force Models

In general, models that attempt to modify gravity by the introduction of a Fifth Force (Chameleon, f(R), DGP and other models) depend on a screening mechanism that prevents them from violating local experimental constraints, of which the Chameleon and the Vainshtein mechanisms are the main examp...

Awarded: NOK 33,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Justice and Health in Argentine Courts

The goal of the research is to offer a description of the underexplored process of judicialization of health in Argentina. My hypothesis is that a redefinition of the remedial role of courts in cumulative individual cases is necessary for courts to fulfil l the promise of fairly and effectively e...

Awarded: NOK 24,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Presidency in the European Union - roles performance in the post-Lisbon era

The main goal of the project is to investigate the roles (and associated functions) performed by the European Union`s (EU) Presidencies in the new, Lisbon Treaty regime. The fundamental novelty of the situation sums up, beyond other aspects, to the change in which the so-far six-months rotating ...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Water Waves with Weak Dispersion and Nonlinearity

This research proposal is directed at the study of surface waves on bodies of water, such as oceans rivers and lakes. In order to understand the motion of surface waves on water, in principle the motion of the whole body of fluid has to be computed. Howev er, there are simplifying assumptions, su...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Identification and Isolation of Stable Phenolic Compounds from Berry Fruits and Nordic Herbs

With plant promoting of bioactivity on human health also consumers awareness for beneficial influences that they might have to their health is increasing. Health influences are often connected with antioxidants such as anthocyanins and other polyphenols. Epidemiological studies have established ...

Awarded: NOK 84,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Song overlapping as a threatening signal in male-male vocal interactions within social groups of ortolan buntings from isolated population

Here I will evaluate the signal function of overlapping during the song contests of ortolan buntings Emberiza hortulana. Male ortolan buntings sing a two-phrase song, and their repertoire size varied in the studied population from 1-24, with mean value of four song types per male (Osiejuk et al....

Awarded: NOK 33,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Fluorinated chemicals in avian top predators of northern ecosystems: development of non-destructive biomonitoring techniques for PFCs

This application for a research stay in Norway is a spin off to an ongoing international project funded by the Norwegian EPA, aimed at investigating the impacts of organic pollutants and natural stressors on the survival and reproduction of raptors in nor thern Norway (RAPTOR 2015). The purpose o...

Awarded: NOK 39,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Annual and semi-annual sea level variations in the Nordic seas

The project focuses on the annual and semi-annual sea level variations in the Nordic Seas. The analysis is based on information about the variability of sea level from tide-gauges and satellite altimetry data in the Norwegian, Greenland and Barents Seas. For separation and analysis of annual and...

Awarded: NOK 21,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Research on variability of soil infiltration properties

The project of short term stay focuses on soil infiltration properties research. Within the research stay soil properties will be analyzed in detail for chosen catchment. The research will include both works in the field and works in the laboratory and in the office. Observed soil data will be t...

Awarded: NOK 39,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Impact of climate change on seabirds as ecological indicators of Southern Ocean

The current climate change has profound effects that can be observed at all levels of ecosystems, especially in polar systems such as the Southern Ocean and the Barents Sea. Predator populations, such as penguins, can be seen as synthesising the effect of climate change on lower trophic levels. ...

Awarded: NOK 43,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Sedimentology of Miocene Oil Sands and the Evaluation of its Oil Seepages in the Gebel El- Zeit area, Southern Gulf of Suez, Egypt.

The Gebel El-Zeit area is located on the western coast of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. The areas in/and around the Gulf of Suez are generally important due to their hydrocarbon resources. In the present study we will apply the sedimentological and the geochem ical teqniques to evaluate the Miocene t...

Awarded: NOK 96,747

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

An independent research carried out at The National Library of Norway

The purpose of this research is to prepare a one term course "Scandinavian film II - Selected highlights" aimed at the students of the program Scandinavian studies at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (scheduled for Autumn 20 10). The main reason for going to condu...

Awarded: NOK 39,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Skepticism towards cause related claims: A comparison between Norway and Spain

Antecedents -The Norwegian School of Management BI is a leading institution in research in marketing so an ideal place to advance research in a variety of topics. -The host researcher has expertise in consumer behavior, specifically in performing experime nts -methodology used for the current pro...

Awarded: NOK 69,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

The perceptions of international assistance in Palestine

The international community has been supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for more than a decade and half. During these years the Palestinian population received more than 10 billion USD in various forms of foreign assistance. The Palestinian living conditions measured by economic in...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Life history strategies of Annitella obscurata (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae) in Norway.

This project will serve to complement a study of Trichoptera in Sierra Nevada National Park, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Environment, from a faunistic, zoogeographic and ecological point of view, and applied to the use of these insects as sensitive of the global climate change. Trichopter...

Awarded: NOK 57,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Climate change impacts on freshwater resources

Projected 21st century climate change will have dramatic consequences for the global hydrological cycle, but there is significant uncertainty in the consequences of these for freshwater availability. An important (but often overlooked) cause of this uncer tainty is an inability to accurately reso...

Awarded: NOK 24,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Globalized Help: American Non-Governmental Organizations and the Emergence of an International Relief Regime 1890 -1950

Exploring through a multi-perspective approach the interplay between U.S. based private non-governmental relief organisations such as the American Red Cross or the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) and the emergence of an international relief r egime during the core phase of America?s ...

Awarded: NOK 69,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

The spreading evaluation methods comparison of the species of the genus Ips in spruce stands in Norway and Slovakia.

The actual status analysis of the bark beetle spreading research in Norway. The analysis of the bark beetle spreading research methods on the examples of selected areas of Norway. The introduction of the complex bark beetle problematics in the conditio ns of Slovakia. The demonstration of the ...

Awarded: NOK 45,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Food sector companies - patterns of their capital, economic and organisational changes in relation to listing on the stock exchanges.

The research concentrates on the financial situation of the food sector companies with main focus on the optimal sources of capital for their future development. The analysis of the stock exchange market from the perspective of food sector shows visible u nderrepresentation of the companies from ...

Awarded: NOK 57,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

The development of catching skills in young infants: Analysis of gaze and arm movements

The objective of this project is to investigate the development of catching skills in infants and young children. Skills such as reaching for and grasping an object form an essential part of daily living. The ability to reach for and grasp objects can be seen in early infancy; even at around 3-5...

Awarded: NOK 84,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Regional Integration in the Post-Soviet Space

My Ph.D. project touches the area of interdependencies, power-balancing structures and political intraregional relations between the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union and the stability of the region. I aim to explore the dynamics of coo peration in regional organizations in the...

Awarded: NOK 57,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Political Regime, Political Stability and the Role of the Economic Elites in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan: The Example of the Energy Sector

By looking at the examples of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan from 1992 until 2008, the project analyses the influence of the economic boom on the relationship between political and economic elites and the resulting impact on the political regime. It will scrut inise how the revenues of the energy sect...

Awarded: NOK 39,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

The academic discourse on 'magic' - a review about an ongoing controversy

The question 'What is magic?' has received highly ambiguous answers in the academic discourse over the last one and a half centuries. Many different definitions and theories have been suggested, but none was immune against critiques. Thus, increasingly ra dical, deconstructionist positions on 'ma...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2010-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

The Human Side of Sustainable Design from the Perspective of Change Management

Sustainable design is steadily becoming a well-known concept within the field of product innovation. Several drivers such as depletion of resources, rising prices of raw materials, etc. make the awareness for sustainability issues rise within governments, the market and businesses. Firms that de...

Awarded: NOK 81,999

Project Period: 2010-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

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

Functionalized gold nanoparticles with biomolecules for cancer therapy and neurodegenerative diseases

Design and testing drug delivery systems using biodegradable and bio compatible colloidal carriers made of functionalized gold/polymeric nanoparticles (GNPs) are the vectors of this project. The concept prove will be tested in therapy strategies for cance r and Alzheimer's disease. The project wi...

Awarded: NOK 81,999

Project Period: 2010-2011

Location: Ukjent Fylke