Published: 29.05.2018

Grants given for 10 new research projects

The Research Committee decided on a meeting on May 25 to give grants to 10 research projects in 2018. A total of 7,246,591 DKK have been granted to projects in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Health Sciences.

There were 33 applications in total, applying for 24 mio DKK.

There are 4 PhD projects and 6 other projects granted. The PI, 6 women and 4 men, work at institutions and companies in the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

These projects have received grants from the Research Foundation in 2018:

Humanities and Social Sciences

Sigri Gaini: Freedom of speech and hate speech
PhD project at the Dept. of History and Social Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK. 1,100,000

David Turesson: The entrepreneurial environment of smaller island jurisdictions - A comparative study of systems of entrepreneurship in economically developed small islands.
PhD project at the Dept. of History and Social Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands – DKK. 1,136,000

Natural Sciences

Gunnvør á Norði: Macrofauna - a Faroese baseline
Project at Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroe Islands - DKK 423,648

Sólva Jacobsen: Seasonal variation in survival of pelagic fish larvae and juveniles on the Faroe shelf
Project at Faroe Marine Research Institute DKK 398,110

Debes H. Christiansen: Cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS): An emerging risk factor for Faroese Atlantic salmon aquaculture
Project at Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority - DKK. 740,000

Sigurd Christiansen: Sea spray aerosol properties during a phytoplankton bloom in the coastal ocean of the Faroe Islands
Project at Aarhus University - DKK 536.040

Maria Dam: Occurrence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in sheep and cattle in the Faroe Islands - a potential for parasitic contamination of drinking water reservoirs?
Project at the Environment Agency - DKK. 505,777

Health Sciences

Nicolina Maria Ovadóttir:  Blocking Phosphodiesterase 8A to reduce chronic inflammation and cancer cell migration
Project at department of Health Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands - DKK 323,997

Ólavur Mortensen: Elucidating the genetic variability within the Faroese population
PhD project at the Genetic Biobank, the University of the Faroe Islands and Aarhus University - DKK 947,019

Rannvá Dahl: Skeletal muscle fatty acid oxidation in patients suffering from carnitine transporter deficiency and, regulation of carnitine uptake in human skeletal muscle.
PhD project at X-lab – Department of Biomedical Sciences, Copenhagen University and the National Hospital of the Faroe Islands - DKK 1,136,000


The next deadline for application for funds from the Research Foundation will be on February 15th, 2019, at 12 am.

A total of more than 230 projects have now been funded by the Research Foundation and the Health Foundation. A list of all funded projects can be seen here