Forte’s board has granted SEK 30 million to ten research projects in the field of alcohol, narcotics, doping, tobacco and gambling (ANDTG).

“The abuse of alcohol, narcotics, doping, tobacco and gambling has a negative impact on organisations, individuals and society as a whole. This is why research in this field is so important. The research results will be important input to decision making, and valuable for society when dealing with these societal issues, says Andreas Björke”, Senior Research Officer with specialisation in ANDTG at Forte.

Out of the 75 applications that were assessed in this call for proposals, 36 were women and 39 were men. Out of the 10 research projects that were granted funding, 3 focus on alcohol, 2 on narcotics, 1 on doping, 2 on tobacco, and 1 on gambling. The tenth project focuses on social work in ANDTG.

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Andreas Björke

“We have noted that the applications received have a good variety of research topics, which also applies to the proposals awarded funding. This is very positive. However, we see that we need to further promote interest for research in ANDTG related to working life and to welfare”, says Andreas Björke.

The call for proposals was open between April and May this year.

A list of all approved applications can be found here , and on the page Grant decisions.