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Promoting the socio-economic impact of research – the role of funding practices

Project: Research

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Despite growing emphasis on the generation of socio-economic impact of public research, our understanding of how research funders seek to stimulate societal goals and how different funding approaches may shape the nature of the research is limited. Given that funding systems are central in defining the scope, content and direction of public research, a detailed understanding of this factor is vital.

The overall aim of the project is to explore how and to which extent research funding aimed at increasing societal contributions may shape research practices and networks in public research. This will be done in a multilevel comparative design with two research fields, renewable energy and food science, within three countries, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

The project will explore funders’ focus and requirements in relation to a wider societal orientation of research, and examine through in-depth case studies how research funding promotes societal outcomes.
Effective start/end date01/01/201931/12/2023


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