Doctoral programme on Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State (DPInvest)

Doctoral programme on Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State (DPInvest) is part of  is part of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS). DPInvest includes doctoral candidates from two faculties (ie. social sciences and medicine) and three disciplines (ie. child psychiatry, psychology and sociology).

DPInvest is part of research flaship project INVEST, which aims at increasing wellbeing of Finnish society during childhood, youth and early adulthood and preventing psychosocial risks compromising such development through innovative interventions. INVEST will implement and test various universal and targeted interventions to improve the efficiency of the current welfare state institutions at critical points of the life course. INVEST will provide an outline for more efficient, just and affordable model of the Finnish welfare state for years to come.


Fortcoming open calls to the doctoral programme:

- 30.8.-17.9.2021. Link to application documents
- 1.3-18.3.2022


University Lecturer
Patricia McMullen

The Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme:
Vesa Rautio

Decisions concerning funded positions 2020

Eskelinen Niko:        1.1.2021-31.12.2023
Bakkum Boris:         1.1.2021-31.12.2024
Salminen Janne:      1.1.2021-31.12.2024
Tuominen Minna:    1.1.2021-31.12.2021
Bin Pan:                    1.1.2021-31.12.2021
Mori Yuko:                1.1.2021-30.6.2021
Khanal Prakash:       1.1.2021-30.6.2021