Special Calls for burning environmental research questions
Foundations as research funding organizations can react rapidly to changes in society. In addition to general calls in every autumn, Nessling Foundation has opened four special calls during the past 10 years to react the current research needs in environmental protection.
We have supported multidisciplinary environmental research projects, internationalization of the environmental researchers, and a policy relevant synthesis of ecosystem services in Finland.
At the beginning of 2015 we opened a call “Water and water ecosystems in circular economy” and the winner of 250 000 euros for a year was a project led by Jani Salminen (Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE) " Towards waterwise circular economy".
What kind of environmental research we should fund next?
Special calls and results
- International research group fund 2003-2006
- Targeted Postdoc fund 2009-2011
- Synthesis on ecosystem services 2012-2014
- Water and water ecosystems in circular economy 2015-