The UK is represented in a large share of the projects, demonstrating that researchers in the Nordic countries and the UK see great value in working together, says NordForsk Director Arne Flåøyen.
The call for proposals under the Joint Nordic-UK Research Programme on Migration and Integration was issued to provide funding for projects in thematic areas such as:
- Drivers for migration and global, regional and local migration chains and patterns
- Health and wellbeing among migrants
- Social cohesion and inequality
- Social and family relations
- Histories of migrants, migration and integration
- Migrant cultural heritages and contemporary cultural expressions
- Politics and governance of migration and integration
The call has a total budget of NOK 65 million.
“The large number of applications shows that this is a highly relevant topic and a field of great interest to the research community,” says NordForsk Director Arne Flåøyen. “I am also extremely pleased to see such wide participation from the UK. Cooperation with the British helps to internationalise Nordic research,” he says, adding:
“It will be challenging to decide which projects to fund, and we will probably have to turn down many strong applications due to a lack of resources. On the other hand, the large number of applications means that we are sure to end up funding projects of the highest scientific quality.”
The Joint Nordic-UK Research Programme on Migration and Integration is funded by the Academy of Finland, the Swedish Research Council, Forte (the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare), the Research Council of Norway, the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNÍS), the Economic and Social Research Council (part of UK Research and Innovation) and NordForsk.
The result of the selection process for the next phase of the call may be expected at the end of February 2019.