Published: 22.05.2017

Grants given for 12 new research projects

The Research Committee decided on a meeting on May 18 to give grants to 12 research projects in 2017. A total of 7,480,945 DKK have been granted to projects in the areas of Technology, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Food, Social Sciences and Health Sciences.

There were 42 applications in total, applying for 37 mio DKK.

There are 8 PhD projects and 4 other projects granted. The PI, 6 women and 6 men, work at institutions and companies in the Faroe Islands, Denmark and Great Britain.

These projects have received grants from the Research Foundation in 2017:


Tórur Biskopstø Strøm: Real-Time Multi-Core Communication and Synchronization
PhD project at DTU Compute – DKK 798,942


Annika Christensen:  Ballads in Contemporary Faroese Culture and Society.
PhD project at University of Leeds – DKK 219,981

Greta Jimenez: Well-being in the day-care centres.  Understandings of well-being in Faroese and Danish institutions..
PhD project at Aarhus University – DKK 1,111,379

Natural Sciences

Óluva R. Eidesgaard: Investigation and applicability of interpreted well log data within the Faroe Islands Basalt Group (FIBG)
PhD project at Jarðfeingi and University of Copenhagen – DKK 445,000

Tórheðin J. Jensen: What are the mecanisms for tacit knowledge sharing in innovations that have occured in the Faroese seafood industry cluster?
PhD project at Varðin p/f and Henley Business School – DKK 270,000

Ian Salter: Faroese Marine Ecosystem Observatory Study (FAMEOS): Integrating environmental DNA based estimates of diversity with essential ocean variables.
Project at Faroe Marine Research Institute – DKK 1,092,520

Tróndur J. Kragesteen: Reduction of Salmon lice infestation in Faroe Islands
PhD project at Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroe Islands and DTU Aqua – DKK 443,472


Elisabeth Olsen: Forking paths? Participatory (action) research on agri-food visions in Ghana and the Faroe Islands
PhD project at Lancaster University – DKK 698,435

Social Sciences

Turið Hermannsdóttir: Exploring two conflicting abortion values on the Faroe Islands: An ethnography.
PhD project at the Dept. of History and Social Sciences University of the Faroe Islands – DKK 1,172,432

Health Sciences

Lisa í Garði Patursson: Sexuality as a matter of becoming - A Discourse Analysis
PhD project at University of Surrey – DKK 338,784

William Simonsen: North Atlantic Tick Study (NATS)
Project at the National Hospital – DKK 90,000

Pál Weihe: Predictors of health and neurobehavioral performance in elderly Faroese residents – a 10-year follow-up study
Project at the Department of Occupational Medicine – DKK 800,000

The next deadline for application for funds from the Research Foundation will be on February 15th, 2018, at 12 am.

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