Publicerad: 2023-06-02 14:17 | Uppdaterad: 2023-06-02 14:21

Aktuella utlysningar, vecka 22, 2023

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Svenska och nordiska utlysningar

International Research Projects - New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE) in collaboration with Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe (CHANSE), Forte and the Swedish Research Council

NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe) in collaboration with CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe) announce a two-step call for international social science research projects on: Enhancing well-being for the future.  The Well-being call will fund innovative social science research addressing one or more of the call themes: Crises, challenges, and well-being; Environmental challenges and well-being; Well-being and mental health; Well-being, economy, and politics. The aim of the call is to improve well-being for the future and to make these improvements sustainable for all groups in the population. A special focus is placed on understanding well-being in specific vulnerable subgroups, including children, migrants, minority groups, and less economically and socially advantaged individuals. Funding will be granted exclusively to transnational projects. Project teams are to be composed of at least four and maximum six partners, eligible for funding in four or more countries participating in the call. Funding per project: up to a maximum amount of 1 500 000 € (across all partners). Duration of grants is between 24 and 36 months. Outline 1st round proposals are to be submitted via the EPSS system and Prisma.

Closing date in EPSS system: September 21, 2023, 14.00 CET

Closing date in Prisma: October 5, 2023, 14.00 CET

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Research grants  - the Nilsson-Ehle Endowments

The Nilsson-Ehle Endowments, consisting of funds from the Nilsson-Ehle, the Jönsson Brothers’, and the Robsahm Endowments, are intended to support theoretical and applied research in Genetics. Grants are awarded for the studies of the structure, function and evolution of the genetic material or its practical use. The applicants may be researchers of any level starting from PhD students, but with at least two years of documented research experience in Genetics. Applications from Ph.D. students must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the supervisor.  Researchers who have completed their Ph.D. should apply for travel grants from the Nilsson-Ehle Travel Fund.

Closing date: September 25, 2023

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Uppstartsbidrag för multicenterstudier av barncancer - Barncancerfonden

Barncancerfonden utlyser uppstartsbidrag för internationella, fas III/IV multicenterstudier för behandling av barncancer för att snabbt komma igång med studierna i Sverige och att fler barn i Sverige ska ges möjlighet att delta i en studie. Anslag beviljas som ett engångsanslag för att täcka kostnader i samband med uppstart av studier i Sverige. Studien ska vara behandlad i relevant vårdplaneringsgrupp med protokollfört beslut att studien skall vara nationell rekommendation.

Söks av enskild forskare (huvudsökande) med sin huvudsakliga verksamhet i Sverige. Anslaget är tänkt att täcka kostnader för den administration som är nödvändig innan studien kan starta i Sverige, exempelvis kostnader för ansökan till etikprövningsmyndighet och läkemedelsverk, arbetstid samt kostnader för regulatoriskt och juridiskt stöd. Uppstartsbidraget uppgår till maximalt 400 000 kr.

Closing date: can be applied for throughout the year.

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Utlysning av medel för alkoholforskning

Systembolagets Alkoholforskningsråd delar årligen ut anslag till olika forskningsprojekt. Samhällsvetenskaplig och folkhälsovetenskaplig alkoholforskning prioriteras, tillsammans med forskning som är av särskild betydelse för det förebyggande arbetet mot alkoholskador. Från och med 2017 delas tio miljoner kronor ut per år, varav två miljoner viks för fokusområden som har identifierats som särskilt angelägna och där mer forskning behövs. Alkoholforskningsrådet ser gärna ansökningar från yngre forskare.

Rådet administreras av Centralförbundet för alkohol- och narkotikaupplysning (CAN).

Closing date: September 15 2023.

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Europeiska utlysningar

ERC Synergy Grants call coming soon!

The next call for applications for ERC Synergy Grant (officially ERC-2024-SyG) is due to open on 12th July, 2023, with a deadline on 8th November, 2023. The ERC Work Programme and ‘Information for Applicants’ guide will be released when the call opens in July.

These are very competitive grants, and preparations for applying should be made well in advance. Please contact Tamsin Lindström at KI Grants Office for more information if you are interested in applying for an ERC Synergy Grant with KI as host institution.

What proposals are eligible?

Applications can be made in any field of research but must demonstrate that the proposed research cannot be carried out by a single PI working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilisation of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. Proposals will be evaluated on the sole criterion of scientific excellence, including outstanding synergy. These are very competitive grants. Please consult the ERC Synergy project summaries.

Who can apply?

ERC Synergy Grants fund small groups of two to four PIs working in an integrated fashion to bring together different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems. PIs must present an early achievement track-record or a ten-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate (please consult the lists of ERC Synergy grantees). One PI per 'Synergy Grant group' at any one time can be hosted or engaged by an institution outside of the EU or Associated Countries. 

How much?

Synergy Grants can be up to a maximum of € 10 million for a period of 6 years. An additional € 4 million can be requested under certain circumstances.


Excellence award --Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), INT

These awards are intended to support research projects in the molecular life sciences from early-career group leaders by providing funding f of 100 000 Euros for research equipment and consumables over 3 years.

Closing date: 01 July 2023

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Quest for cures - collaborative discovery teams -- Brain Tumour Charity, GB

The Brain Tumour Charity is seeking innovative approaches to address the critical questions that could present a paradigm shift for brain tumour research or use unexplored paths to allow for new discoveries to be made.

Funding for collaborative discovery teams with transformational research ideas. The scheme aims to bring benefits to patients faster by acknowledging the importance of interdisciplinary team approaches in accelerating the understanding and translation of discoveries.

This funding for pre-clinical studies aims to:

  • foster a collaborative research process
  • strengthen the ties between basic and clinical research
  • promote transformational brain tumour research advances with the potential for rapid clinical translation.

Funding of up to £1.5 million per programme over five years is available. The award is open to international researchers but applications including a UK collaborator will be looked on favourably.

Closing date: 05 July 2023 (Stage 1 application, LOI)

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IBRO call for school proposals --International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), NL

This supports the organisation of associate and advanced training schools on neuroscience. The following funding streams are available:
•associate schools, for a programme of lectures and group discussions lasting at least five days and involving between 20 and 40 graduate students - worth up to €20,000;
•advanced training schools, for a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory projects lasting at least two weeks and involving up to 30 senior PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty (at least half of the students should be international), with the aim of enabling the participants to acquire knowledge of both theoretical and technological advances in key areas of neuroscience research - worth up to €35,000.

Closing date: 30 June 2023

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Frontiers of knowledge awards --Fundación BBVA, ES

These recognise contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation. Awards are available in eight categories, including ‘biology and biomedicine’.

Award amount: 400 000 Euros

Closing date: 30 June 2023

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Cartier Women's Initiative Awards - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award -- Cartier, CH

Cartier, through its Women's Initiative programme, invites applications for the diversity, equity and inclusion award. This aims to encourage entrepreneurial solutions designed to close gaps of access, outcome or opportunity for communities that have been underrepresented or underserved.

Closing date: 30 June 2023     

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Amerikanska utlysningar

Federal Funding

NIH- Developing Measures to Advance Access and Quality in Global Mental Health Services (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Opportunity ID: RFA-MH-23-300   

Upcoming deadlines: October 18, 2023

Abstract: NIMH seeks applications to support the development and pilot testing of outcomes-focused access and quality metrics in global mental health services research that could be reviewed, approved, and implemented by the relevant regulatory or governing domestic bodies of the country or countries where the research takes place. NIMH is interested in studies that take a theory-driven, empirical, and culturally appropriate approach to developing and testing measures utilizing real-world data. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) aims to advance the development of novel and innovative research to assess outcomes mediated through changes in access to mental health care and quality of care across programs or clinical settings.

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Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research- Seed Grant Program

Upcoming deadlines: August 15, 2023. Earliest award start date: November 15, 2023

The Foundation Seed Grant program has been extremely successful in providing research support to basic and clinical scientists and investigators in the United States and overseas. The Seed Grant program funds research in the following areas: treatment/therapy, patient care, early diagnosis, detection, cancer biology, basic science, prevention/metabolism and research core facilities. The goals of the Seed Grant Program are:

  • To provide start-up funding for basic scientists and clinicians who intend to test innovative ideas for improving diagnosis and to develop new treatment modalities for pancreatic cancer.
  • To obtain preliminary data required for additional funding from other agencies for pancreatic cancer research.
  • To impact on the understanding of pancreatic cancer cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, morphology and response to therapy.
  • To establish collaborations within the field for mutual projects that can be considered for further funding.
  • Duration of award: 1 year. No-cost extension (1 year) may be requested.
  • Amount of award: $75,000 (single investigator award) and $100,000 (two-investigator collaborative award). No indirect costs are provided.