Programme on health research (Eng)

Programme on health research (Eng)

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research is committed to fund research on preventing and combating serious illness and on alleviating humanitarian need. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the programme will be devoted to the funding collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.

About the programme

The Kavli Trust Programme on Health Research is committed to fund research on preventing and combating serious illness and on alleviating humanitarian need. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the programme will be devoted to the funding collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.

Call for proposal 2017 > 


Administrative staff

The staff designed the programme. They screen all applications before sending them through to review and they provide support for the scientific committees.


Jan-Ole Hesselberg | Programme manager
joh@kavlifondet.no | +47 900 71 673


Ida Svege | Programme advisor
ics@kavlifondet.no |  +47 917 11 952


The Strategic Scientific Committee

The committee searches for evidence gaps in high quality scientific databases. The identified evidence gaps are formulated as research questions.


Arild Bjørndal | Chair
Bjørndal is the director of RBUP and professor II at the University of Oslo. He is the former board chair of the Campbell Collaboration.


Karianne Thune Hammerstrøm
| Member
Hammerstrøm is a senior advisor at RBUP and the former head of the section of welfare services at The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services.

The User Panel

The user panel consists of six different Norwegian mental health organisations. They provide a ranking of the research questions. It serves as a recommendation when the Kavli Trust Board decides on which research questions that will be funded.

The organisations are Mental Helse, Mental Helse Ungdom, Landsforeningen for pårørende i psykisk helse, Norsk psykologforening, Norsk psykiatrisk forening and Rådet for psykisk helse.


The Scientific Review Committee

The committee will review all eligible applications. It has yet to be constituted.

More about this project

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2017

    June 28, 2017

    The Kavli Trust will be awarding a total of NOK 25 M to collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in child and adolescent mental health. Registration opens July 5th.

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  • Funding for research on mental health (Eng)

    May 22, 2017

    The Kavli Trust will be awarding a total of NOK 25 M to collaborative research projects addressing selected evidence gaps in children and adolescents mental health.

    Click to read more