Since 2016, the foundation has relied upon annual calls for applications to a four-year recruitment program intended to encourage the recruitment of outstanding young researchers to UiT. This provides UiT with a unique strategic opportunity to draw leading up-and-coming scientists from all over the world to the university.
Each university department can nominate up to three candidates for the grant. The candidates undergo a thorough external evaluation process and those selected are interviewed by the foundation’s advisory committee. To date, a total of 14 candidates have been recruited through the program.
The foundation also supports recruitment and competence-building within thematic areas. The latest initiative is within mathematics, a field from which one candidate has been recruited.