Prequalification for K.G. Jebsen Centre for Medical Research

The faculty and Oslo University Hospital are organizing a prequalification process for K.G. Jebsen Centre for Medical Research. The deadline for prequalification applications is 24 February 2021 at 12:00 (noon).

The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation has over the last years established several ‘K.G. Jebsen Centres for Medical Research' at the faculties of medicine and collaborating university hospitals in Norway. A K.G. Jebsen Center for Medical Research may be granted up to 4,5 million NOK per year for 5 years. 

Translational medical research

A 'K.G. Jebsen Centre for Medical Research' should consist of research groups with complementary expertise and great potential for development related to translational medical research. At least one of the research groups must have a clinical focus, be able to document substantial knowledge in the field, and have access to well-defined patient material based on the relevant issues raised in the project.

One of the heads of the participating research groups must have overriding responsibility for the application and be prepared to take overall responsibility for the planned K.G. Jebsen Centre if funding is granted.

Prequalification process

The following is a short description of the prequalification process in English. You may read the Norwegian version on the website about the prequalification process 

Important information regarding the 2021-call

The government's Donor Matching Scheme discontinues in 2021, and this together with the Jebsen foundation's requirements to own funding set limitations for the proposals. The institutes have the following conditions in 2021:

  • Klinmed: Applicants must assess the center budget closely considering the discontiuation of the Donor matching Scheme when working on the pre-proposal. After the prequalification, the selected applicants must set up the budget together with an economy controller from the institute.  
  • IMB: All pre-proposals must be approved by the Head of institute before submission to the faculty. IMB may host only one finalist application to the Jebsen foundation.  
  • NCMM: May host maximum one finalist application to the Jebsen foundation. 
  • Helsam: May not host Jebsen Center applications in 2021.


Prequalification applications must be sent to MED and OUS by 24 February 2021 at 12:00 (noon).

How to apply

  • Read the full call text from the Jebsen foundation 
  • Use the Foundation's application template and submit both the research plan and CVs. Exception: Budget and support letters should not be attached in the prequalification. Point 7 in the application template does not need to be completed. 
  • The application must be written in English.
  • Submit the application in one pdf-file to and
  • Please write the following in the email's subject field: <surname center leader> prequalification KGJ 2021/296. Example: Normann Prequalification KGJ 2021/296

Feedback to applicants

Applicants will receive feedback during week 13. 

See also the K.G. Jebsen foundation's Call for proposals

Prequalification applications must be sent to the faculty and Oslo University Hospital by 24 February 2021 at 12:00.

Published Jan. 15, 2021 9:50 AM - Last modified Jan. 19, 2021 2:42 PM