Today it was announced that no less than two research projects at PRIO have been granted funding from the FRISAM call at the Norwegian Research Council. The two projects are Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC) led by Inger Skjelsbæk, and Negotiating the Nation: Implications of Ethnic and Religious Diversity for National Identity (NATION), led by Marta Bivand Erdal.

A total of 142 applications for research projects were submitted and seven were funded, out of which two are PRIO based. It should also be noted that both projects are led by women and the majority of the researchers are women, which bodes well for the aim to increase the number of women researchers at professor level at PRIO.