Become an INVEST affiliated researcher

If you are not yet affiliated to INVEST, you can apply for an affiliation and membership. INVEST affiliated researchers and PhD students are members of the international INVEST research community that work together to increase the wellbeing of the Finnish society during childhood, youth and early adulthood. INVEST membership is open for researches who have completed a Doctoral Dissertation and work with welfare state and societal wellbeing related issues e.g. within the fields of sociology, social policy, psychology, child psychiatry, epidemiology, statistics, economics or political sciences.

INVEST affiliated researcher or PhD student

  • gains an affiliation to the INVEST Research Flagship Center
  • is a part of an interdisciplinary research community with vibrant new activities
  • establish new contacts both nationally and internationally
  • is eligible to participate to scientific seminars and other events organised for affiliated researcher

INVEST is jointly hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, and the Welfare State Research and Reform Unit, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

How to apply?

As a researcher, you must meet the following requirements:

CRITERIA FOR INVEST AFFILIATED RESEARCHER MEMBERS

  • A researcher with a doctoral degree, affiliated to a university or research institute in Finland or abroad
  • Research may be connected to one of the research themes of INVEST
  • Evidence of past and ongoing high-quality research (published in peer-review articles)

CRITERIA FOR INVEST PHD STUDENT MEMBERS

  • PhD Students in the fields of sociology, social policy, psychology, child psychiatry, epidemiology, statistics, economics or political sciences
  • Research may be connected to one of the research themes of INVEST
  • Evidence of high-quality research potential

For INVEST Member applicants, we ask you to attach a list of publications (max 3 pages) to the form.

INVEST Membership applications will be evaluated by the INVEST Executive Group once a month. The application form is continuously open and available online.

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