National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA, Norway)

The National Graduate School in Infection Biology and and Antimicrobials (IBA) is a graduate school funded by the Research Council of Norway, coordinated at the University of Oslo. IBA holds courses and workshops in infectious disease and infection biology across their partner institutions, and will connect the research environments of infectious disease and infection biology throughout the country via the IBA network.

The aim of the program (running from fall 2016 – 2021, possible extension through 2024) is to strengthen the national recruitment base and quality for promoting research on infectious diseases and other risks to health. A particularly important objective is to strengthen domestic and international networking in the subject area. Both PhD students and postdocs registered at Norwegian universities are welcome to participate in IBA.

The program funds courses and workshops focused on basic and clinical research as well as on different technical aspects. IBA also have annual networking meetings. The program supports participation in these activities by co-funding of travel and accommodation costs. No mandatory activities are included in membership.