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1 June I Interested in strategic research funding? Join us for networking and info session on SRC’s new themes!

In the Thematics TeamUp event you will hear about Strategic Research Council’s new themes for 2024 and have an excellent opportunity to network!

The Strategic Research Council (SRC) funds high-quality research that has great societal impact and that seeks solutions to major societal challenges. The SRC’s draft themes for the six-year programmes starting in 2024 are 

  • Water for welfare, security and peace and 
  • Interactions of immigration, work and wellbeing in future Finland. 

The proposed cross-cutting priority of the SRC programmes is democracy.


Opening words
Professor Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann, Department of Teacher Education

Strategic research funding
Research funding specialist Mia Lempiäinen-Avci, Research Services

SRC project Right-to-Belong – Experiences of work package director
Associate Professor Linnea Karlsson, Centre for Population Health

The event will be held on Thursday, 1 June at 10.15–11.45 in Arcanum, Luoma-room (1st floor).

The event will be opened by Professor Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann, the chair of the thematic collaboration Children, Young People and Learning. Mirjamaija is also the vice director of the SRC funded FINSCI project.

Research funding specialist Mia Lempiäinen-Avci will tell about the SRC funding and the new themes of the research programmes as well as the support available at the University of Turku for the application.

Linnea Karlsson, Associate Professor at the Centre for Population Health, talks about SRC’s programme from the point of view of the director of the Right-to-Belong consortium subproject. Right-to-Belong consortium is funded by SRC's programme Children and young people – healthy, thriving and capable makers of the future, YOUNG 2022–2028.

After the presentations, there is plenty of time to network.

The event is organized by strategic research and education profile Children, Young People and Learning and it is open to everyone.

>>Please register by 29 May. Coffee and tea will be served at the event.


More information on the themes of the Strategic Research Council's research programs.

Thematics TeamUp is a continuous series of informal networking events for researchers and collaborators interested in the different topics. The networking events are hosted by the six thematic collaborations of the University of Turku.

Event organizer:

Children, young people and learning -strategic profile is built on strong and internationally recognised research on the education, learning and well-being of children and young people, and on preventing marginalization. The aim of the research and education is to advance and support the responsible agency of children and young people as well as their capability to build a sustainable future.