Application deadline has been extended until 30 October 2.00 PM

Closed call

05 September - 30 October 2018

Research time for clinicians within antibiotic resistance

The purpose of the grant is to give clinically active persons the opportunity to conduct relevant research within the area of antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant infections, and to establish themselves as independent researchers in parallel with developing their clinical competence and gaining merit towards a docentship/assistant professorship. The Swedish Research Council rewards research of the highest scientific quality in national competition.

Type of call

Career support

Subject area

Medicine and Health


Antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant infections


Individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree no more than five years ago

Participating researchers

No participating researchers can be invited to join the application

Grant period

12 months of full-time research, allocated over the period the grant is available (3 years)

Grant amount

1 600 000 SEK

Publication of grant award

No later than the beginning of December 2018

Start of grant period

January 2019

Call text in full

The call is made within the framework for the national research programme within antibiotic resistance, which is a Government mandate to the Swedish Research Council. The national research programme supports both basic research and more applied research into antibiotic-resistant bacteria in order to increase knowledge of how these infections shall best be diagnosed and treated, and how their emergence and spread can be avoided and prevented. Depending on the outcome, the call may be repeated and/or extension of grants awarded may come into question at a later stage.