Science Conversations @NTNU: Build a strong project portfolio

Webinar 3 in NTNU’s webinar series for young, ambitious researchers.

Science Conversations @NTNU: Build a strong project portfolio

Thursday 3 June 2021

A recording of this webinar

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Webinar 3 - Conversation topics

Conversation topics at the webinar

The initial step for a successful researcher is to develop a research agenda and identify the research topics to pursue during the coming years. Then you need to balance your research interests with a viable funding strategy.

Success in acquiring research funding has become increasingly difficult with the increased number and competitiveness of applications, compounded by cuts in spending on scientific research. More than ever, researchers need to develop innovative strategies to deliver on the needs of the funder and to provide a return on investment to the economy, the environment, and society.

In this webinar we will discuss various aspects of how to build a sustainable research portfolio: 

  • How to initiate a new research stream
  • How to identify the most relevant funding programmes
  • The importance of good networks in order to propagate new initiatives and to keep the momentum in the research stream
  • How to make your research stream visible and understood by other researchers
  • The importance of tenacity and resilience

panel and facilitator webinar 3

  Panel at webinar 3


Marianne Ryghaug. Photo.

Marianne Ryghaug

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Faculty of Humanities

Marianne Ryghaug has for many years led a successful research group on Energy, Climate and Environment – a frontrunner research environment with high international standing and an impressive track record of national and EU funded research projects. Marianne was co-Director of a national research center – Centre for Studies of Sustainable Energy (CenSES) from 2009 to 2019. Ryghaug has a long track record for scholarly as well as practical experience with interdisciplinary work and research collaboration with industry and public authorities, nationally and internationally.


Jon Yngve Hardeberg. Photo.

Jon Yngve Hardeberg

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Jon Yngve Hardeberg is a member of the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory, where he teaches, supervises MSc and PhD students, manages international study programs and research projects, and do research in the field of colour imaging. He has led several research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, been NTNU's representative in two Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (CIMET and COSI), and the coordinator of three Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN projects (CP7.0, ApPEARS, CHANGE).


Pernille Feilberg. Photo.

Head of Communication
Pernille Feilberg

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Pernille Feilberg has a background in Information Science, and has many years of experience as Head of Communication at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at NTNU.

About the webinars

About Science Conversations @NTNU

Science Conversations @NTNU are web-based conversations between active researchers on topics that transcend disciplines. The topics are key when developing an academic career.

Younger and more experienced researchers from different disciplines will meet, share experiences and ideas, and give advice.

The webinars are designed for researchers at NTNU who want to advance in the scientific landscape. The series can also be useful for PhD candidates. 

Any questions?

Please contact Janne Østvang, Senior Adviser, Pro-Rector for Research.

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