Aarhus BSS

Excellent DFF results at Aarhus BSS

Nine research projects from Aarhus BSS have just received a total of DKK 43 million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. This is an excellent result, which shows that we are competitive in the fight for the Danish research funds, says Vice-dean for Research Per Baltzer Overgaard.

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On Thursday, the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) awarded DKK 753 million towards Danish research. Of these, 43 million were awarded to research projects from Aarhus BSS. Nine of the school’s researchers received project grants - six of these were research project 2 grants of up to DKK 6.2 million and three were research project 1 grants of up to DKK 2.9 million.

Vice-dean fore Research Per Baltzer Overgaard is pleased that Aarhus BSS is strongly represented on the list of DFF grants:

“This is an excellent result which shows that researchers at Aarhus BSS are competitive in the battle for the Danish research funds,” he says.”This sends out an important signal - also to the private Danish foundations and the EU foundation that also represent a lot of opportunities. In addition, I’m pleased to see that our senior researchers are successful in obtaining large grants as this allows them to include their younger colleagues in the projects.”

All departments stand a chance

The Independent Research Fund Denmark awards grants to research projects that contribute to producing groundbreaking research within all academic fields and to solving societal challenges. At Aarhus BSS, the majority of this year’s grant recipients are found at the Department of Political Science, but the Department of Law, the Department of Economics and Business Economics and the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences are also represented on the list. According to Per Baltzer Overgaard, there is every reason to believe that even more of the school’s departments will feature on the list in future:

“As I see it, all six departments at Aarhus BSS stand a strong chance in the fight for the DFF grants,” he says. “Each academic field rests on the idea of solving current challenges - from a societal or business-related perspective - or from the perspective of the interface between the two. For that reason, it would be great if we could get even more researchers and departments involved in DFF applications.”     

This year’s grant recipients at Aarhus BSS

Dorthe Schougaard Berntsen, the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, receives 6,190,677 for the project Individual differences in autobiographical memory

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, the Department of Political Science, receives DKK 5,750,681 for the project Cost-Effectiveness and Non-Discrimination in Health Care: Must We Choose? 

Knud Erik Jørgensen, the Department of Political Science, receives DKK 6,022,308 for the project Cultivating the Union's Foreign Relations: The EEAS and International Diplomacy

Per Mouritsen, the Department of Political Science, receives DKK 6,113,605 for the project Outside Citizenship: The Making and Integration of Denizens

Helena Skyt Nielsen, the Department of Economics and Business Economics, receives DKK 5,810,114 for the project The Development of Math Skills: The Role of Parents and Early Skills 

Svend-Erik Vrede Skaaning, the Department of Political Science, receives DKK 2,878,801 for the project Disentangling Scandinavian Democratic Exceptionalism

Louise Halleskov Storgaard, the Department of Law, receives DKK 2,846,918 for the project EU, Denmark and Non-Nationals: An Analysis of the Danish Law Implications of EU Law on Asylum, Border Control and Deportation

Morten Valbjørn, the Department of Political Science, receives DKK 5,383, 987 for the project Bringing in the Other Islamists – comparing Arab Shia and Sunni Islamism(s) in a sectarianized Middle East

Frederic Michel Patrick Warzynski, the Department of Economics and Business Economics, receives DKK 2,356,381 for the project Developing new methodologies for markup estimation with multi-product firms

Want to know more about funding options?

Read the interview with Associate Dean for EU Financing Niels Mejlgaard and find out more about the possibilities within the EU's framework programmes.