Call for research groups to participate in a study on emotions and values connected to multidisciplinary grant application processes

Dear fellow researchers,

I am looking for research groups that are willing to participate in a social psychological study that focuses on emotions and values (affects) connected to multidisciplinary grant application processes and social interaction that takes place when applying for project funding in Finnish universities. By participating, you are enabling the collection of valuable data as well as the formation of new knowledge regarding research funding and multidisciplinary collaboration.  

The participants of the study give their consent to research use of video and voice recordings of their project meetings during a grant application process that aims towards a certain funding call. The data is collected during years 2021–2022. The recording and possible file delivery process do not require much extra work from the participants. The recording arrangements will discussed together beforehand and the researcher is responsible for the provision of recording equipment as well as possible instructions regarding their use in case the meetings are arranged face-to-face. Complementary information can be inquired from the participants regarding the context of the meetings and the background of the project in the form of a questionnaire sent to the participants near the end if the funding application process (response time max 10 minutes) and via email messages or in connection with meetings where the researcher is present.  

The data is handled confidentially, and it is presented in publications so that the participants cannot be recognised from the data clips. Confidential matters concerning the participants or the project will not be presented in publications.  

The study is part of a doctoral dissertation, the main supervisor of which is Adjunct Professor and Research Director Oili-Helena Ylijoki from Tampere University. The study is funded by Kone Foundation (Academic Affects project until 6/2021) and The Finnish Cultural Foundation (personal three-year research grant between 7/2021–6/2024).  

I welcome inquiries regarding the study and participation to it via email to the address We can also agree upon a Teams or Zoom call to further discuss matters related to the study.

Kind Regards,

Elisa Kurtti

Doctoral Researcher, Tampere University 

Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI) 
Involved in TAU’s Science Studies Group and Encounters research group that focuses on studying human social interaction  

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