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INVEST received funding from Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Culture and Society granted funding for new posts as Academy Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher.

INVEST researcher Patricia McMullin received Academy Research Fellow funding for her study on the influence of family migration on inter-generational inequality. McMullin works as university lecturer in the University of Turku. The funding is granted for five years and totals 447.650 euros.

The Academy of Finland granted funding for 23 new posts as Academy Research Fellow. The Research Council’s aim with the Academy Research Fellow funding is to support talented, mid-career researchers. The Research Council paid special attention to applicants who in their research plans had combined high quality with strong academic and societal impact and scientific renewal.

Additionally, three INVEST researchers received a three-year Postdoctoral Researcher funding.

Lydia Laninga-Wijnen studies why and when being defended by peers decreases bullying and improves victims’ adjustment. She received funding of 262.547 euros.

Anna Hägglund will examine the impact of parenthood on mothers’ and fathers’ wages. Her funding totals 256.196 euros.

Hye Won Kwon’s project will identify the individual- and societal-level conditions that shape the relationship between hard work and life outcomes and demonstrate the link between meritocratic beliefs and attitudes toward people in poverty and relevant social policies. She received funding of 230.633 euros.

Laninga-Wijnen, Hägglund and Kwon work as senior researchers in the University of Turku.

The Research Council allocated funding for 29 new posts as Postdoctoral Researcher. Postdoctoral Researcher funding supports the most talented researchers who have recently completed their doctoral degree in gaining competence for demanding researcher or expert positions. It is also aimed at assisting the transition towards an independent research career.

The Research Council made the decisions emphasising the high scientific quality of the application, the qualifications of the applicant, objectives concerning international collaboration, academic and societal impact, and scientific renewal.

More information:

Academy of Finland: Academy of Finland grants funding to 23 new Academy Research Fellows in social sciences and humanities

Academy of Finland: First-rate early-career researchers granted Postdoctoral Researcher funding in social sciences and humanities research