Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Kaakinen, Johanna
Organisation University of Turku
Project title Fostering Finnish Science Capital
Decision No. 335233
Decision date 09.11.2020
Funding period 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2023
Funding 2 336 798
Project description
Scientific phenomena impacting our lives are often very complex, and the information available on them is confusing. This weakens citizens’ possibilities for informed decision making. The multidisciplinary FIN-SCI project responds to this challenge by fostering Finnish science capital, consisting of cultural and social science-related capital and science-related behaviors. Research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, education and social sciences are combined to create new knowledge on the affective and neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie successful science learning and decision making, and to create science-based methods for formal and informal science learning. FIN-SCI combines research with strong involvement of stakeholders in co-creation activities. These results will be used to create novel paradigms and policy guidelines for science learning and education, in addition to establishing scalable practices for improving science equity.