Our environment needs you! What is your solution? Our grant call opens 12.8.

Written by: Nesslingin Säätiö | June 18, 2019 | In category: Apurahat

The Nessling Foundation’s annual call for grant applications is open from 12.8–13.9.2019. The Foundation primarily awards funding for solution-oriented postdoc projects and doctoral thesis projects whose results have a systematic and scalable impact on the progress of environmental protection.

This year both IPCC and IPBES painstakingly reminded us that changing climate and declining biodiversity are a significant threat to all life, also for humankind. Our future needs solutions now.

The academic community has a crucial role in solving and understanding complex environmental challenges. No matter what scientific field or discipline you represent, we need you! Start preparing for the grant call already before it opens in August.

What kind of solutions are we looking for?

We award funding for solution-oriented postdoc projects and doctoral thesis projects whose results have a systematic and scalable impact on the progress of environmental protection. Both doctoral thesis and postdoc researchers can apply, but we emphasize applications of postdoc researchers. We also support the communication and implementation of researched environmental information to society.

Because environmental challenges are multidisciplinary phenomena, all scientific fields are needed for solving them. That is why we encourage researchers to engage in forms of collaboration that break the boundaries of science. Collaboration between different actors is also an advantage.

In the 2019 call, we are looking for solutions linked to five phenomena. The project can also solve more than one of the phenomena mentioned below.

1. Climate change

2. Decrease in biodiversity

3. Sustainability of the use of natural resources

4. Water risks

5. Chemical pollution and contamination of the living environment

Get tips for your application

We are organizing an info event for the applicants 12.8. at 10–12. The info event will be held mainly in Finnish but you are more than welcome to participate and ask questions in English. The event will be streamed online. Follow the live stream here.

Read carefully the criteria for grants and application instructions. Each year we have to reject applications that are inadequate or do not comply with our instructions.

 

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