Assessing, prioritising and making decisions about grants
RFI assesses and prioritises the needs for research infrastructure in Sweden and is responsible for calls concerning grants for research infrastructure. RFI also makes decisions on which applications will be awarded grants.
RFI has three advisory groups and an e-Infrastructure committee to support the planning and prioritisation of research infrastructure.
Monitoring and evaluating research in the field
RFI monitors, evaluates and creates strategies for the field. One example is the “Swedish Research Council's Guide to Infrastructure", which points to new needs for research infrastructure and suggests measures to improve existing research infrastructure and access to it. RFI is also working to increase national and international collaboration and coordination around research infrastructures.
Composition of the council
RFI has thirteen members, nine of which are active researchers from different disciplines. The Swedish Research Council appoints the chair and members based on proposals from the Swedish Research Council's three scientific councils, and from the Forte, Formas and Vinnova research councils, who nominate one member each. The term of office is three years and members can be reelected for a further three years.
The council meets five times a year.
Björn O. Nilsson
PhD in biochemistry and CEO Ursus Innovation AB
Ursus Innovation AB
PhH, head of the Unit for Environmental and Spatial Planning and Deputy Director General
Formas, Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Department of Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH
Secretary General; Professor
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare; Department of Public Health Sciences, Stockholm University
Senior lecturer at Atomic Physics
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Structural Biology
Professor of Digital cultures
Professor of Particle physics
Professor of Meteorology
Professor in Statistics