Research talents awarded grants
Photo(from the left): Jörg Claussen, Christoph Houman Ellersgaard, Lasse Folke Henriksen.
The Ministry of Education and Science website states that the Sapere Aude: DFF-Research Talent grant is awarded “to strengthen the foundation of growth for Danish research and to provide the most talented researchers with the best conditions for carrying out research at a high international level”.
On Monday 14 December 2015 Christoph Houman Ellersgaard, PhD, Jörg Claussen, postdoc, and Lasse Folke Henriksen, assistant professor, were among 40 research talents at Danish universities to each receive a DKK 0.5 m grant.
Read more about these CBS researchers and why they received grants:
Christoph Houman Ellersgaard
Christoph Houman Ellersgaard, PhD, Department of Business and Politics, received his grant based on a research project examining how elite individuals understand and use their networks. Currently, knowledge about how connections are created in Denmark through an elite network to gain influence remains lacking.
Jörg Claussen is a postdoc at the Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics and his research project concerns transitioning to renewable energy sources at the individual level. The project is based on a unique data set to determine what causes people to decide to install solar cells.
Lasse Folke Henriksen
Assistant Professor Lasse Folke Henriksen, Department of Business and Politics, focuses on business leaders in his research project examining how social networks are used to retain power. This pioneering project is the first of its kind to apply registry databases from Statistic Denmark to construct historical network data concerning the management tier in Danish business and industry.