Four research projects won the international call for proposals launched in May. In total, 21 proposals were submitted and reviewed by a LIVES Board Committee and one external reviewer. They were ranked on the following criteria: expertise, originality, feasibility, interdisciplinarity, output potential, international collaboration as well as the correspondence to LIVES major research goals.
Following the reviews, four projects were selected for funding and will receive CHF 200,000 each.
- “Sense-making in crises: Diaries as window on experiences of vulnerability across the lifecourse”, by Prof. Tania Zittoun, University of Neuchâtel, in collaboration with Alex Gillespie, LSE, UK.
- “Understanding vulnerabilities in extending working lives: A mixed-methods, interdisciplinary and cross-national comparative approach”, by Prof. Nicky Le Feuvre, University of Lausanne, in collaboration with Dr Áine Ní Léime, University of Ireland, Galway, Dr Laura Airey, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK, and Dr Ignacio Madero-Cabib, University of Santiago, Chile.
- “Routes into destitution: Identifying vulnerabilities and coping strategies in the life-course of undocumented Central and Eastern European citizens in Switzerland”, by Prof. Matthias Drilling, University of Applied Sciences North Western Switzerland, School of Social Work, in collaboration with Dr Zsolt Temesvary and Dr Sabrina Roduit, FHNW University of Applied Sciences, Muttenz, Switzerland.
- “Access to healthcare, recovery capacity and cumulative disadvantage of socially vulnerable people tested for the Sars-Cov2: A registry-based prospective regional study”, by Prof. Delphine Courvoisier, Geneva University Hospitals, in collaboration with Stéphane Cullati, University of Fribourg, Michelle Kelly-Irving, University of Toulouse, Simon Regard, Geneva University Hospitals.
Congratulations to these four research teams! We wish them every success for their cutting-edge project, which will contribute to research on life-course and vulnerability.