NOK 100 million for projects on cultural conditions underlying social change

“We have high expectations for the research to be conducted by dynamic research groups in important areas such as cross-cultural interaction, religious diversity, climate change and the Arctic and northern areas,” says Arvid Hallén, Director General of the Research Council. (Photo: The Research Council of Norway)

The Research Council of Norway has awarded a total of NOK 100 million in funding to 15 projects under the Programme on Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL). This is the first round of grant allocations under the new programme.

“Society is changing as a result of global, technological and social upheaval that poses new challenges. Knowledge about the cultural conditions will be crucial for meeting these challenges. The SAMKUL programme is one of the Research Council’s main priority areas,” says Arvid Hallén, Director General of the Research Council.

“We have high expectations for the research to be conducted by dynamic research groups in important areas such as cross-cultural interaction, religious diversity, climate change and the Arctic and northern areas.”

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