PEOPLE – CULTURE – SOCIETY

We want to know why

This century, we will face a range of societal challenges both in the Nordic countries and globally. These challenges should be solved by people with insights about the societal, cultural and political processes that brought us here. We need those who understand the human being and our interactions with the environment, and are able to answer the question “why?”.

We want to give experts in humanities and social sciences a prominent position in societal debate. Our seven-year-long research programme will provide the basis for unique cooperation where the goal is to offer new information for decision-makers. We believe that social and human sciences can give us the answers we are looking for.

The application process

The applications from the second stage of the application process are currently being evaluated. Applicants will receive information on which projects will be funded in November 2021.

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    • Nina Edgren-Henrichson
    • 1.11.2021
    • Eng
    Soon it will become clear which projects will be funded within the research programme, Future Challenges in the Nordics. Funding is proposed for eleven projects.
    • Nina Edgren-Henrichson
    • 1.11.2021
    • Fin
    Pian selviää, mitkä hankkeet saavat rahoitusta Tulevaisuuden haasteet Pohjolassa -tutkimusohjelmassa. Rahoitusta ehdotetaan yhdelletoista hankkeelle.
    • Nina Edgren-Henrichson
    • 1.11.2021
    • Swe
    Snart blir det klart vilka projekt som får finansiering inom forskningsprogrammet Framtida utmaningar i Norden. Elva projekt föreslås få finansiering.
    • Birgitta Forsström
    • 16.9.2021
    • Eng
    Why does Stiftelsen Brita Maria Renlunds minne want to participate in the funding of Future Challenges in the Nordics? "This research program nicely combines not only several countries but also has the ambition to connect researchers from the humanities and social sciences, said CEO Birgitta Forsström. "We believe this is a successful venture."
    • Marika Hedin
    • 26.8.2021
    • Eng
    What made Riksbankens Jubileumsfond join the funding of Future Challenges in the Nordics? “I firmly believe that the only way to approach the great challenges of the future is collaborating between all science domains,” said CEO Marika Hedin.
    • Antti Arjava
    • 29.7.2021
    • Eng
    Why does the Finnish Cultural Foundation want to finance Future Challenges in the Nordics? “We especially wish to encourage interaction between the humanities or social sciences and the natural or technical sciences,” said Secretary General Antti Arjava. “This is an opportunity to learn from each other on both sides.”

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