For the first time, the award of the Creative Education Foundation was awarded in Portugal, researcher at the Research Center for Sport, Health and Human Development (CIDESD) Sara Santos. Ruth B. Noller Research Grant distinguishes the emerging research on creativity.

“It is an honor to receive this distinction, but my work has only been possible thanks to the support of the Foundation for Science and Technology ( FCT ) and CIDESD , based at the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), which both contribute to international scientific development “, underlines the researcher.

Of the 31 applications received in the edition of 2018, the Creative Education Foudation a distinguished project CIDESD exploring how active environments, such as sports clubs or physical education in schools, boost the development of creativity.

“We are very honored by the award of a prize with both international prestige. Research led by Sara Santos is an exceptional contribution to the understanding of the mechanisms that support the development of human creativity, “said the director of CIDESD, Jaime Sampaio.

In previous editions, Ruth B. Noller Research Grant was awarded in the US and Singapore. In 2018, the winner was the Portuguese young Sara Santos , having defended his doctoral thesis ” The spawns of creative behavior: exploring the role of enrichment environments to foster creativity in team sports .” At 29, a researcher at CIDESD teaches at UTAD and the University Institute of Maia ( ISMAI ).

Source: CIDESD