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H20-ERC-European Research Council

The changing relationships between digital technologies, DNA and evidence

The relationship between digital technologies, DNA and evidence is changing so rapidly and profoundly that in-depth and creative analyses of the links between them are urgently needed. Digital innovations within forensic DNA analysis affect the making of DNA evidence. For example, new computer pr...

Awarded: NOK 16.0 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2026

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Migration rhythms in trajectories of upward social mobility in Asia

Ninety percent of the global increase in the size of middle classes is occurring in Asia. What is driving this tremendous middle-class expansion and how is it related to the unprecedented levels of internal and international migration in that region? Specifically, what roles does migration play i...

Awarded: NOK 16.1 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2026

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Exploring the Limits of Mass Transport in Electro-Chemical Energy Converters ThRough uncOnstrained Design and Interface Engineering

Exploring the Limits of Mass Transport in Electro-Chemical Energy Converters ThRough uncOnstrained Design and Interface Engineering

Awarded: NOK 16.1 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2026

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

H20-ERC-European Research Council

MechANIsms and actors of Feasible Energy Transitions

The technologies needed to decarbonize the electricity system are already commercially available. There are mathematical models of how these technologies can be deployed sufficiently fast and at a large enough scale to displace fossil fuels to meet climate targets. Yet there is no scientific meth...

Awarded: NOK 0.80 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2026

Location: Vestland

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Adapted to War

Have humans evolved psychological adaptations to war? This question has generated major scientific debate involving anthropologists, archaeologists, economists, primatologists, psychologists, and political scientists. It has shaped popular perceptions of human nature and influenced the views of p...

Awarded: NOK 16.1 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2026

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Protection without Ratification? International Refugee Law beyond States Parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention

Many of the world’s top refugee-hosting countries have neither signed nor ratified the 1951 Refugee Convention. So do international conventions make a difference? The Refugee Convention represents a paradigmatic – and exceptionally timely – test of this theoretical and empirical puzzle, for refug...

Awarded: NOK 14.8 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Dynamic Territory: A Normative Framework for Territory in the Post-Holocene

Climate change will disrupt current political, societal and economic paradigms. What should a just territorial arrangement be for countries that will partially or totally disappear due to sea level rise, or whose main productive activities—like farming—will be lost due to changed weather patterns...

Awarded: NOK 16.1 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Understanding the causal nature of the relationship between infertility and cardiovascular disease

The burden of infertility is high across Europe. Modest evidence indicates that infertile couples might have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but several questions need clarification to establish a cause-and-effect relationship. This includes understanding: whether both infertil...

Awarded: NOK 15.9 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Dissecting the paradox of stasis in evolutionary biology

There is something deeply disconcerting about the current state of knowledge on rates of morphological evolution across different timescales: Why do most species in the fossil record exhibit negligible morphological change when contemporary populations often respond rapidly to selection? The ROCK...

Awarded: NOK 16.1 mill.

Project Period: 2021-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Social Resilience, Gendered Dynamics, and Local Peace in Protracted Conflicts

How can ‘resilient communities’ remain resilient in protracted conflicts and contribute to sustainable peace rather than to increased vulnerability to renewed conflict? How do local conflicts link to national conflicts and what are the implications for peacebuilding? What are the gender dimension...

Awarded: NOK 14.8 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

The Developing Communicator: Pragmatics, Sense Conventions and Non-Literal Uses of Language

Children are born communicators. A growing body of developmental evidence suggests that the cognitive abilities enabling the expression and comprehension of communicative intentions – so-called pragmatic abilities – which underlie language use and understanding, develop early. However, a puzzling...

Awarded: NOK 14.6 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

How Work Organizations Shape Ethnic Stratification across Immigrant Generations: Assimilation, Segregation, and Workplace Contexts

Large-scale immigration has introduced salient new dimensions of ethnic stratification in Europe’s rich, liberal democracies—successful incorporation of disadvantaged, newcomer immigrant minorities now poses a critical challenge for the 21st century. Despite a vast literature on labor market ineq...

Awarded: NOK 14.8 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Inequality in 3D – measurement and implications for macroeconomic theory

Inequality in 3D – measurement and implications for macroeconomic theory

Awarded: NOK 13.6 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Whales, waste and sea walnuts: incorporating human impacts on the marine ecosystem within life cycle impact assessment

Whales, waste and sea walnuts: incorporating human impacts on the marine ecosystem within life cycle impact assessment

Awarded: NOK 14.8 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2025

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Between Sea and City: Ethnographic explorations of infrastructure, work, and place around leading urban container ports

Between Sea and City: Ethnographic explorations of infrastructure, work, and place around leading urban container ports

Awarded: NOK 14.8 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2025

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

CoFutures: Pathways to Possible Presents

CoFutures: Pathways to Possible Presents

Awarded: NOK 13.0 mill.

Project Period: 2020-2024

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Transoceanic Fishers: Multiple mobilities in and out of the South China Sea

Transoceanic Fishers: Multiple mobilities in and out of the South China Sea

Awarded: NOK 14.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Vestland

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Brains and minds in transition: The dark side of neuroplasticity during sensitive life phases

Brains and minds in transition: The dark side of neuroplasticity during sensitive life phases

Awarded: NOK 13.9 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Label-free 3D morphological nanoscopy for studying sub-cellular dynamics in live cancer cells with high spatio-temporal resolution

Label-free optical nanoscopy, free from photobleaching and photochemical toxicity of fluorescence labels and yielding 3D morphological resolution of <50 nm, is the future of live cell imaging. 3D-nanoMorph breaks the diffraction barrier and shifts the paradigm in label-free nanoscopy, providing i...

Awarded: NOK 14.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Uncovering and engineering the principles governing evolution and cellular control of bioenergetic organelles

Uncovering and engineering the principles governing evolution and cellular control of bioenergetic organelles

Awarded: NOK 13.6 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Vestland

H20-ERC-European Research Council

How distress alters opioid drug effects and abuse liability

How distress alters opioid drug effects and abuse liability

Awarded: NOK 14.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Effects of stakeholder consultations on inputs, processes and outcomes of executive policymaking

Effects of stakeholder consultations on inputs, processes and outcomes of executive policymaking

Awarded: NOK 13.7 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Vestland

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Recurrent disease in the liver transplant: window to identify and stop gut signals driving autoimmunity

Autoimmune disease is an increasing health concern. These diseases are strongly associated with altered gut microbiome. When immunosuppression fails there is little to offer in terms of therapy. In this project, I hypothesize that gut signals (microbial factors from the intestine) unaffected by i...

Awarded: NOK 14.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Exposing nature’s view of ligand recognition in ionotropic glutamate receptors

Exposing nature’s view of ligand recognition in ionotropic glutamate receptors

Awarded: NOK 14.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Vestland

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Brokering China’s Extraversion: An Ethnographic Analysis of Transnational Arbitration

Chinese global engagements are deepening across sectors and geographic regions. The objective of BROKEX is to fill specific gaps in knowledge about how China’s extraversion advances. The project takes an original approach by examining brokers who mediate in transnational fields. It opens the “bla...

Awarded: NOK 14.3 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Co-production of seasonal representations for adaptive institutions

Co-production of seasonal representations for adaptive institutions

Awarded: NOK 10.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2023

Location: Vestland

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Value Judgments and Redistribution Policies

Heterogeneity and diversity are a pervasive aspect of modern societies. Differences in individuals’ preferences, needs, skills, and information are key to explain variation in individuals’ behavior and to anticipate individuals’ responses to policy changes. There is no consensus, however, about h...

Awarded: NOK 9.9 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2024

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

The Lorax Project: Understanding Ecosystemic Politics

The Lorax Project: Understanding Ecosystemic Politics

Awarded: NOK 14.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2023

Location: Oslo

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Oral bacteria as determinants for respiratory health

Oral bacteria as determinants for respiratory health

Awarded: NOK 14.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2023

Location: Vestland

H20-ERC-European Research Council

Whales of Power: Aquatic Mammals, Devotional Practices, and Environmental Change in Maritime East Asia

Whales of Power: Aquatic Mammals, Devotional Practices, and Environmental Change in Maritime East Asia

Awarded: NOK 14.4 mill.

Project Period: 2019-2023

Location: Oslo