Yaffa Epstein awarded funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
29 October 2018
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) has announced its grant awards following this year’s funding calls. The calls invited proposals for three-year projects, longer programmes and infrastructure support in humanities and social sciences. Dr Yaffa Epstein of Uppsala University’s Faculty of Law is one of the grantees, with SEK 3,170,000 approved for her interdisciplinary environmental research.
Grants are being awarded for a total of 50 projects and three longer programmes, and eight to support infrastructure projects. Uppsala University is to receive grants for 14 projects and two infrastructure initiatives.
“For many years now, we’ve been devoting some three-quarters of the total budget for research funding to questions that the researchers themselves define with complete freedom. There’s a strength in the fact of the researchers’ curiosity being the primary driver in knowledge development,” says Göran Blomqvist, RJ’s Chief Executive, in a press release.
Grants awarded to projects at Uppsala University:
- Lars Berglund, Musicology: Translatio musicae: Frech and Italian Music in Northern Europe, c. 1650-1730
- Yaffa Epstein, Law: Natural Science in Law: Developing Theory and Methodologies for Interdisciplinary Research in Environmental Law
- Linda Forssman, Psychology: The Impact of Book-Sharing on Infant Language and Cognitive Development: A Randomized Controlled Trial
- Peter Fredriksson, Economics: Displaced workers: causes, characteristics, and policy options
- Dimitrios Iordanoglu, Classical Archaelology and Ancient History: Reason in the limelight - femininity and rationality in Classical Greek Drama
- Maryam Nourzaei, Cultural Sstudies: "Mamabies" among the Afro-Baloch community: Social status and cultural heritage of a low caste community in Iran
- Sven Oskarsson, Political Science: Nature via Nurture: Using novel methods to shed new light on how gene-environment interactions shape social, economic and political attitudes and behavior
- Sabine Otto-Roed, Political Science: Pathways to peace: The Civilian Dimension of Peace Operations
- Christopher Pihl, History: Creating and maintaining trust after the first Swedish banking crisis: the Bank of the Estates of the Realm c. 1660-1721
- Meghan Quinlan, Musicology: Musica Mapped and Unmapped: Medieval Music in and of its Environment
- Annika Teppo, Social Anthropology: Fragile environments, strong families - South African Afrikaners perseverance in an era of uncertainty
- Emilia Thorup, Psychology: The emerging dynamics of parent-infant interaction and its role in typical and atypical development: a dual eye tracking study
- Anne Reese Willén, Musicology: Canon and Concert Life: Formation Processes within the Musical Life of Stockholm 1848-1914
- Thomas Ågren, Psychology: How does psychological therapy work? Exploring the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the reduction of experimental fear via spoken instructions.
More information can be found on www.rj.se.
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