Researcher Ana Nuno, from the Interdisciplinary Center for Social Sciences - CICS.NOVA, of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA University Lisbon - NOVA FCSH, has just won a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant to study the best way to integrate ecological and social information into the management of marine resources.
The grant, worth 150,000 euros, will fund the researcher's work over the next two years and will take her to São Tomé and Príncipe and Mozambique, where she will study how to improve decision-making on biodiversity protection and development, in particular, the way in which the interests of local communities are taken into account in the management of maritime space.
"This grant is a unique opportunity to gain new tools for my research and to exchange ideas with people from other areas," says Ana Nuno. "I have been working for years in United Kingdom, and this is the chance to return to Portugal to do research."
This is the sixth Marie Curie fellowship awarded to a researcher at a NOVA FCSH research centre since the programme was launched in 1994. This year 9676 researchers competed and 1351 individual grants were awarded, of which 21 were awarded to Portuguese researchers and only two for the social and human sciences.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships are awarded with the aim of training researchers at different stages of their careers and benefit transnational, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility, as was the case of Ana Nuno, who has a background in Biology and is now working in the field of social sciences and human rights.
Source: NOVA FCSH