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Theory of Science and Philosophy researchers awarded Pro Futura

Two researchers at University of Gothenburg have been selected for the Pro Futura Scientia XVIII programme: Jack Wright and Ylwa Sjölin Wirling. This is an advanced research programme in the humanities and social sciences, and the award means that they receive funding for research for five years.

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Ylwa Sjölin Wirling
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Ylwa Sjölin Wirling is a docent in Theoretical Philosophy. Her project is entitled Between Knowledge and Ignorance: Epistemic Possibilities in Inquiry.
Jack Wright is a Senior Lecturer in Theory of Science and Philosophy of Science and his project title is Reconsidering social demarcation (ReSocial).

Both researchers work at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science.

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Jack Wright
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"It is fantastic that we have young researchers of such calibre, and extra impressive that two of only five people selected in the whole of Sweden are based here with us", says Chris Howes, Associate Head of Department for Research at the department.

The Pro Futura program is run by Riksbanken Jubileumsfond (RJ) and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS) in Uppsala. As Pro Futura researchers, they receive five years of research time, three at the University of Gothenburg, one year at SCAS in Uppsala and one year abroad at a leading institute.

This year, five researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences have received the happy news that they have been granted a total of SEK 30 million within the Pro Futura program.

Written by Monica Havström
This text will be updated.