Open call

10 June - 27 August 2020

Project grant for research collaboration between South Korea and Sweden

The purpose of the grant is to allow Swedish researchers to address Covid-19 related issues in collaboration with South Korean researchers, with the aim of exploring direct measures that can be implemented within a short time frame, such as new methods and products – vaccines, medical hardware, drugs, diagnostic tools as well as develop best practices for caring for Covid-19 infected individuals.

The grants are financed by the Swedish Research Council, and the National Research Foundation of Korea on the principal of reciprocity and parity.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Medicine and Health

Focus: South Korea-Sweden: Joint research collaborations on the control and prevention of Covid-19 epidemics.

Applicant: Individual researcher who participates as the Swedish project leader in a joint collaboration with a project leader in South Korea. Only researchers at an administrating organisation approved by the Swedish Research Council may apply.

Grant period: 13 months

Budgetary framework: 12 000 000 SEK in total

Grant amount: 1 500 000 SEK for the Swedish partner for the entire grant period.
150 000 000 KRW for the Korean partner for the entire grant period.

Start of grant period: December 2020

Call deadline:
For the joint application to NRF: 25 August 2020 (18.00/6 p.m. local time Korea)
For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 27 August 2020 (14.00/2 p.m. CET)

Publication of grant award: No later than the end of October 2020

Please note:

  • The call is administered by the National Research Foundation of Korea. A joint application from the Korean and Swedish partners shall be submitted by the Korean partner to the National Research Foundation of Korea.
  • If you are participating as a Swedish project leader/partner in a South Korea-Sweden collaboration, you must submit a parallel application to the Swedish Research Council. This is a national eligibility requirement that must be fulfilled before we can approve your participation in the joint application.
  • 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.