The application period has been extended to 11 June. Now, docents are also eligible to apply.

Closed call

27 March - 11 June 2019

Research time for clinicians within the infection area: antibiotics and antibiotics resistance

The purpose of the grant is to give clinically active researchers the opportunity to conduct relevant research within the infection area, focusing on antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant infections, and to develop independent research in parallel with developing their clinical competence. The Swedish Research Council rewards research of the highest scientific quality in national competition.

The call is made within the framework for the national research programme on 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 prevented. This is the second call within the area, and the call may possibly be repeated and/or grants awarded may be extended at a later stage.

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Antibiotics resistance


Individual researcher who completed a doctoral degree no more than 7 years ago, and who is a minimum 30 per cent clinically active.

Participating researchers

No participating researchers may be invited to join the application.

Grant period

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

Grant amount

2 000 000 SEK

Call deadline
11 June 2019 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award

No later than the end of October 2019

Start of grant period

January 2020

Please note:

  • Please read and follow the instructions. In addition to this specific call text, you also need to read our Guide for applicants Opens in new window..
  • Please do not state anybody’s personal identity number in the application.
  • A new feature in this call is that the career age for applicants is now up to 7 years after completion of a doctoral degree. The grant amount has also been increased to 2 million SEK, and the requirement for clinical activity is 30 per cent instead of 50 per cent.
  • As from spring 2019, you will need to have a data management plan for data generated within the research we award funds for. You must not send the plan to us, but according to our general grant terms and conditions, your administrating organisation must confirm that a data management plan will be in place when you start your project or corresponding, and also that the plan will be maintained.
  • Read more about grants awarded in previous years Opens in new window..

Call text in full