RU receives €2 million research grant from the European Union
"This is great recognition for our research group and what we stand for and the University of Reykjavík as a whole." Said Inga Dora Sigfúsdóttir, professor at Reykjavik University, in an interview with mbl.is discussing the research grant she received from the European Union for up to 2 million Euro, to conduct interdisciplinary research on the effects of stress in the lives of children and adolescents.
"I've been planning this for several years. This is not the first time I have applied for this grant. The research fund receives between 2-3 thousand applicants. The top 20% are offered interviews in Brussels, I have reached the top 20% four times before." says Inga Dora. The project is an interdisciplinary study of the multiple effects of stress in the environment and how this can impact the mental health and behaviour of children and adolescents.
"Over the past 20 years I have been conducting research on the circumstances and well-being of young people and try to realize what predicts the health and behaviour of children and adolescents. We have answered a great many questions in the studies, but now the plan is to take the research to the next step based on the knowledge we have acquired. "