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Published: 13.05.2016

Grants given for 11 new research projects

The Research Committee decided on a meeting on May 9 to give grants to 11 research projects in 2016. A total of DKK 7,201,790 have been granted to projects in the areas of Humanities, Natural Sciences, Food, Social Sciences and Health Sciences.

These projects have received grants from the Research Foundation in 2016:

Humanities

Elisabeth Holm: New Times, 'New Speakers' of Faroese and the Sociolinguistics of Labour market Integration: Challenges and Opportunities
PhD project at Herriot-Watt University  – DKK 412,375

Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen: Two generations of changes in Faroese dialects. How, how quickly and why?
Project at the Dept. of Faroese Language and Litterature at the University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 887,795

Hildur Patursson: The Faroese Kindergarten in the Perspective of Cultural History
Project at the University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 242,358

Paula Gaard: Literary review and criticism in the Faroese Literary Institution
PhD Project at the Dept. of Faroese Language and Litterature at the University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 1,112,098

Natural Sciences

Sjúrður Hammer: Climate change effects on Arctic skua breeding in the Faroe Islands
Project at the Environment Agency – DKK 80,000

Food

Urd Grandorff Bak: MacroPro - Primary processing af macroalgae for food & feed products with pre-and pro-biotic properties & liquids for fertilizer products.
Project at Ocean Rainforest – DKK 900,000

Social Sciences

Regin Berg: Faroese Politics – Between Legitimacy and Power. An explorative study of informal political decision making
Phd project at the Department of History and Social Sciences at the University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 1,100,000

Jóhannes Miðskarð: Pedagogical leadership in early childhood settings
Project at the Dept. of Education at the University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 87,164

Health Sciences

August G. Wang: ADHD Risk Genes in the Faroe Islands 
Project at the Faroese Genetic Biobank  – DKK 780,000

Maria Skaalum Petersen: Multifactorial modelling of Parkinson’s disease in the Faroe Islands
Project at the Department of Occupational Medicine – DKK 500,000

Annbjørg á Høvdanum: Fatigue among Faroese Fishermen
PhD Project at the Department of Occupational Medicine – DKK 1,100,000

The Research Council received 26 applications for a total of 21.7 mio DKK this year.

The next deadline for application for funds from the Research Foundation will be on February 15th, 2016, at 12 am. 

A total of almost 200 projects have now been funded by the Research Foundation and the Health Foundation. A list of all funded projects can be seen here

Six of the eleven grant recipients at the 20th Anniversary of the Research Council on May 13 2016

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