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Published: 29.05.2020

Grants for 10 new research projects

On May 25, the Research Board decided to give grants to 10 research projects in 2020. A total of 7 MDKK have been granted to projects in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences & Technology and Health Sciences.

There were 24 applications in total, applying for 23 MDKK.

There are 4 PhD projects and 6 other projects granted. The PI, 2 women and 8 men, work at institutions and companies in the Faroe Islands and abroad. Most of the researchers are working at the University of the Faroe Islands.

These projects have received grants from the Research Foundation in 2020:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Jan Jensen: Clear Message: Christian dialogics of morality in the Faroe Islands. 
PhD project at University of Cambridge – DKK 575,000.

Jens Dam Ziska: Image, Illusion, and Understanding.
Postdoc at University of California and the University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 500,000.

Bárður Larsen and Jose M. Lorenzo Villaverde: Laws and institution-building in the Faroe Islands in the context of the transfer of powers and competences within the Danish Rigsfællesskab. A comparative analysis of challenges, problems and opportunities.
Project at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 750,000.

Sciences & Technology

Gethin Wyn Roberts: HeAlth and EnviRonmental MONItoring of Ships and PropEllers (HARMONISE)
Project at the Faculty of Science & Technology, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 1,000,000.

Anni Djurhuus: Temporal fluctuations from viruses to mammals (VIR-MAM) on the Faroe Shelf.
Project at the Faculty of Science & Technology, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 440,000.

Jóhannus Kristmundsson: Multistatic multibeam signal processing approaches with applications in fish farming.
PhD project at Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroe Islands – DKK 930.000.

Health Sciences

Magni Mohr: Muscle glycogen content and muscle function during intermittent exercise with special emphaisis on potassium regulation.
Project at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 200,000.

Niclas Højgaard Eysturoy: The Faroese Knee Kohort. An investigation of etiology and long term implications of trochlear dysplasia and patellar dislocations.
PhD project at the National Hospital – DKK 670,000.

Noomi O. Gregersen: Identify breast cancer susceptibility genes and their correlation with predictive biomarker in the Faroe Islands
Project at the National Biobank of the Faroe Islands – DKK 840,000.

Tórur Sjúrðarson: Impact of angiotensin converting enzyme activity on exercise training sensitivity.
PhD project at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 1,100,000

A total of more than 300 projects have now been funded by the Research Foundation, the Health Foundation and other smaller funding programmes. A list of all funded projects can be seen here

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