Researcher education in eScience receives a boost

With five new grants for researchers seeking to develop and conduct graduate education courses for PhD students, Nordforsk together with Sweden, Norway and Finland will be increasing the strength of eScience as a subject.

NordForsk’s Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI) has just awarded funding to five project proposals in response to the initiative’s third call for applications for Nordic Graduate Education Courses – eScience Tools and Techniques. Each recipient has been granted NOK 600 000 in funding to develop and conduct Nordic researcher training courses for PhD students to provide them with expertise in eScience tools and techniques as well as the application of these tools to solve problems relating to research and technology. The project period is three years, and the newly developed courses are to be held three times in the course of 2016–2018. 

The five grant recipients are:

  • Climate Whirl at High Latitudes: Antti Lauri, PhD, University of Helsinki
  • First Steps in Atmospheric Modelling: Michael Boy, PhD, University of Helsinki
  • Computational Mathematical Modelling: Anders Logg, PhD, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Applied Methodologies for Improved Exchange between Atmospheric eScience Infrastructures at High Latitudes: Peter Tunved, PhD, Stockholm University
  • Introduction to Climate Modelling, Gunilla Svensson, PhD, Stockholm University


All applicants have received notification directly from NordForsk.

Sverker Holmgren - Programme Director for the Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI)
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Programme Director for the Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI)
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Lone Jessen - Senior Adviser
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Senior Adviser
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