Research board gives grants to 9 new research projects

Last month, the Research Board decided to give grants to 9 research projects in 2019. A total of 7.201,044 DKK have been granted to projects in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences and Technology and Health Sciences.

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There were 31 applications in total, applying for 23 MDKK. writes that there are 3 PhD projects and 6 other projects granted. The PI, 4 women and 5 men, work at institutions and companies in the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

These projects have received grants from the Research Foundation in 2019:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Ivonna Johansen: Childhood and Gender in the Faroe Islands.
PhD project at the Faculty of Education, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 668,600.

Sean Douglas Vrieland: Digital Repatriation of Faroese manuscripts.
Project at the Dept. of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, Copenhagen University – DKK 1,079,81.

Frida Poulsen: Inclusion in the Faroese Public School: From political visions to implementation in tension between general- and special pedagogy.
PhD project at the Faculty of Education, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 1,096,552.

Heini í Skorini: Science as a Political Battlefield: How Cultural and Political Values Shape People’s Attitudes to Science.
Project at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 187,607.

Sciences and Technology

Uni Reinert Petersen: Pathways for 100% renewable energy in Nordic Islands – the case of the Faroe Islands.
PhD project at Aalborg University – DKK 1.000.000.

Tróndur Kragesteen: Faroese Salmon Lice Prediction Application for Management Purposes.
Project at Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroe Islands – DKK 832,278

Toke Meier Carlsen: Using graph C*-algebras to classify graph groupoids.
Project at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 105,000.

Health Sciences

Amanda G. Vang: Identifying the contribution of intestinal dysbiosis to Faroese IBD Risk.
Project at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 1,091,193

Annika Helgadóttir Davidsen: Mapping the working environment among Faroese employees – focusing on the psychological aspects for young employees.
Dept. of Occupational Medicine and Public Health – DKK 1,136,000


The next deadline for application for funds from the Research Foundation will be on February 15th, 2020.

A total of more than 240 projects have now been funded by the Research Foundation and the Health Foundation. A list of all funded projects can be seen here

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