Open call

10 June - 01 September 2020

International postdoc grant for research on viruses and virus-caused disease conditions

The purpose of the grant is to give researchers who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree by a Swedish higher education institution the opportunity to increase their research competence and international networks to later establish independent research in basic virology and fundamental disease mechanisms caused by viruses.

The Swedish Research Council rewards research of the highest scientific quality in national competition.

Support form: Career support

Subject area: Medicine and Health

Focus: Virus and virus-caused disease conditions

Applicant: Individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree no more than 2 years ago

Participating researchers: No participating researchers may be invited to join the application.

Grant period: 18–36 months

Grant amount: 1 050 000 SEK per year

Start of grant period: January 2021

Application period: 10 June 2020 (14.00/2 p.m.) – 1 September 2020 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award: No later than the begining of December 2020

Please note:

  • You must describe whether sex and gender perspectives are relevant for your research and, if so, in which way you will use such perspectives. How sex and gender perspectives are managed in the research project will form part of the assessment of scientific quality. Read more under the heading “Research description” and on our websiteopens in new window.
  • You will need to have a data management planopens in new window 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 equivalent, and also that the plan will be maintained.

Specific instructions for the call

In addition to reading the call text, you also need to consult our Guide for applicants.