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Funding your UN SDG Research Guest author: Martina Sollai, PhD

Funding your UN SDG Research – How you as a scientist can benefit and contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 

December 12, 2022
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals In today's ever-changing world, we have all become familiar, to different extents, with concepts such as migratory flow, pandemic, food shortage, water management, ocean conservation, land use, climate change, gender equality, sustainable growth, equal access to public health and education, and clean energy. In 2015, following extensive negotiations, the United...
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The Letten Prize: Perspective from a funder, Håkon Sandbakken, Letten Prize Coordinator 

November 30, 2022
Preface: We recently were made aware of the Letten Prize, a fantastic international award program for researchers working in health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life. Many thanks to Håkon Sandbakken for telling us more about this award intended for researchers (under 45 years of age) working to improve our world....
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Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship: Perspective from a recipient, Jaida Elcock

November 23, 2022
Preface: We were delighted to connect with Jaida Elcock recently to learn more about the the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program and also Minorities in Shark Sciences, a nonprofit organization that Jaida co-founded. Could you briefly summarize your research career?  My research career has been filled with amazing mentors and fantastic opportunities. It began when...
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Turku Intersectoral Excellence Scheme (TIES): Perspective from a funder, Dr. Martin Cloonan, Director of the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) 

November 15, 2022
Preface: We were recently introduced to Dr. Martin Cloonan, Director of the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), to talk about an exciting, new interdisciplinary fellowship program. Could you briefly share your career story and what you like most about working in your role? My career path has been rather unconventional. I’m from the U.K....
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World Diabetes Day: Funders for your diabetes research 

November 14, 2022
The history behind World Diabetes Day  Every year since 1991, the world observes World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14. WDD was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in response to the growing number of people with diabetes. In 2006, WDD became an official United Nations Day [1]....
Chemistry week 2022 blog

Chemistry Week: Let us discover chemistry research funders worldwide 

November 9, 2022
The history of chemistry week  National Chemistry Week is celebrated to create public awareness and to promote the importance of chemistry in our life. Celebration of chemistry takes place at different times of the year depending on where you live in the world. The American Chemical Society launched National Chemistry Week in 1987. This annual...

Project U Change: Perspective from a Funder, Yves Gärtner, Head of U Change

November 2, 2022
Preface: Sustainability is hot on everyone’s lips these days, but what are we actually doing about it? At this year’s EuroScience Open Forum, we met with Yves Gärtner, Head of U Change at the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, to talk about Project U Change, a funding initiative from the Swiss government that fosters...
Open Access week blog post on climate research funding.

Open Access Week 2022: Research Funders for Climate Justice 

October 27, 2022
What is Open Access Week? International Open Access Week is a global event that promotes the benefit and need for openness in research and scholarly publications. Events dedicated to open access week highlight opportunities that promote open access and advocate actions that ensure the accessibility of educational materials and research information to everyone. Each year,...

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