A total of 28 grant applications were submitted under the call entitled “Nordic societal security in light of the emerging global and regional trends”. Four of the projects have now been granted funding from a total budget of NOK 44 million.
There is a great need for new knowledge about vaccines, methods of treatment and the different ways in which the Nordic countries are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nordic region is now launching new initiatives to enhance research collaboration and prepare the region for any future pandemic.
NordForsk is announcing phase two of its call for proposals under the Nordic Programme for Interdisciplinary Research. The top 55 pre-proposals from phase one of the call are being invited to submit full proposals under phase two. The application deadline is 28 May 2020.
337. That is the number of pre-proposals generated by NordForsk’s call for interdisciplinary research proposals. The purpose of the NordForsk programme is to encourage high-quality interdisciplinary research, and the call for proposals has a budget of NOK 120 million.
Girls are increasingly outperforming boys in the Nordic educational systems. What are the potential ramifications of this for men’s well-being, for the welfare society and for working life in the Nordic region in the future? These and other questions were discussed at the seminar, “Gender Gaps in Nordic Educational Achievement”, held in Oslo.
By increased accessibility to its health data, the Nordic region has the potential to be world-leading in research, health care and innovation. A new NordForsk report outlines an action plan towards implementing a Nordic secure digital infrastructure for health data - the Nordic Commons. The report is the outcome of two-year effort aiming to propose ways to increase Nordic cooperation on health data.