The OsloMet research community received good news in late December when the Research Council of Norway (NFR) announced the results of its latest grant application cycle.
The Research Council is a Norwegian government agency that supports and promotes research and science. It is also the largest source of research funding in Norway.
Altogether, the Research Council received 2,884 applications in the following categories: Research Projects, Young Research Talents and Mobility Grants.
OsloMet was awarded 18 grants in the Research Project category, the third highest total among Norwegian universities.
“This is wonderful news,” rector Curt Rice declared.
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our colleagues who have worked so hard on these applications."
Projects from a range of academic disciplines
Taken together, the successful projects illustrate the breadth of research conducted at the university.
“The fact that so many different projects have attracted funding says a great deal about the quality and relevance of the research carried out at the university,” Rice went on to say.
Below is a full list of projects that were awarded Research Council funding:
- Renewed perspectives on research use in Education (REPOSE) Project manager: Sølvi Mausethagen, Centre for the Study of Professions (SPS)
- Uptake: Socio-spatial inequality among families with children with disabilities who are entitled to cash benefits and welfare services Project manager: Idunn Brekke, Norwegian Social Research - NOVA
- Sustained employment of 'hard-to-place' citizens in small and medium sized enterprises: A mixed-method study in Norway and the Netherlands Project manager: Eric Breit, Work Research Institute AFI
- Direct and indirect costs of disabilities in children Project manager: Idunn Brekke, Norwegian Social Research - NOVA
- VIRTUAL PRESENCE: A cultural analysis of the emergence of 'telepresence technologies' as a solution to loneliness Project manager: Marit Haldar, Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy
- Understanding Youth Participation and Media literacy in Digital Dialogue Spaces Project manager: Harald Hornmoen, Department of Journalism and Media Studies
- Riverine Rights: Exploring the Currents and Consequences of Legal Innovations on the Rights of Rivers Project manager: Axel Borchgrevink, Department of International Studies and Interpreting (IST)
- Organizing for Outcomes: Links between service integration and transitions to employment for citizens with complex service needs Project manager: Tone Alm Andreassen, Centre for the Study of Professions (SPS)
- Implementation of evidence-based fall-prevention programmes in the health care services: Quality, competency and effectiveness (FALLPREVENT) Project manager: Astrid Bergland, Department of Physiotherapy
- Russian policies of influence in the populist-pragmatic nexus Project manager: Jørn Holm-Hansen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
- SEGURA - Food for Security: Evidence from Cauca, Colombia Project manager: Arne Dulsrud, Consumption Research Norway (SIFO)
- Source Criticism and Mediated Disinformation Project manager: Steen Steensen, Department of Journalism and Media Studies
- Cities confronted by protests: Democratic governance for efficient and socially just climate transformation Project manager: Hege Hofstad, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
- Socioeconomic risk groups, vaccination and pandemic influenza Project manager: Svenn-Erik Mamelund, Work Research Institute AFI
- A fair chance? How geography shapes life opportunities Project manager: Lena Magnusson Turner, Norwegian Social Research - NOVA
- WellDebt: Debt problems, ill-health and labour market marginalisation Project manager: Christian Poppe, Consumption Research Norway (SIFO)
- Darkness on the horizon? Exploring the response to contestation of trade policy in Europe Project manager: Guri Rosén, Oslo Business School
- Municipalities in the European Multilevel Union Administration: Towards Multi-Hatted Local Governments? Project manager: Ole Andreas Danielsen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
Five additional projects were allocated funding in the category Collaborative and Knowledge-building Projects:
- The Social Sustainable City - the Role of Strategic Planning for Local Housing Markets Heterogeneity Project manager: Gro Sandkjær Hanssen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
- Democracy, Equality, Learning and Mobilisation for Future Citizens Project manager Lihong Huang, Norwegian Social Research - NOVA
- Literacies for Health and Life Skills Project manager: Kristin Walseth, Faculty of Education and International Studies
- LASTING: Sustainable prosperity through product durability Project manager: Kirsi Laitala, Consumption Research Norway (SIFO)
- Improving trust-based management in Nordic urban governance and management Project manager: Åge Johnsen, Oslo Business School