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Our Young Talented Researcher

Our Young Talented Researcher

Professor Pål Sætrom was one of seven young talented NTNU researchers to receive a three year grant for his research.

Pål Sætrom receives a grant of MNOK 6.5 to fund his research project, Programmable epigenetics (Epi++) – exploiting anchoring non-coding RNAs for targeted epigenetic reprogramming. The grant money will be used both to cover running costs and to hire a PhD candidate and a two year Postdoc position.

The Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and the Norwegian universities have created a shared pool of money called "Fellesløftet" where young researchers (39 years old or younger) can apply for a research grant.

Young research talents is a new application category in the FRIPRO (Independent projects) project. According to Arvid Hallén (Director-General of the Norwegian Research Council), a prioritized list from the universities and a budget growth from the Ministry of Education and Research gave the opportunity to support young talented researchers this year.

The top applications have been examined by international expert panels within each field of research before the final decision was made. Only 18% of the applications received a grant.

We wish to congratulate Pål Sætrom!

By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 11.03.2014     
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