Closed call

10 June - 01 September 2020

Starting grant for research on viruses and virus-caused disease conditions

The aim of the grant is to give junior researchers the opportunity to establish themselves as independent researchers in Sweden within 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 more than 2 years ago and up to 7 years ago.

Participating researchers: No researchers can be invited to join the application.

Grant period: 4 years

Grant amount: 1 500 000 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 beginning of December 2020

Please note:

  • As from 2020, you must explain in your research plan how your stated activity level (which must be minimum 50 per cent of a full-time equivalent) is suited to the implementation of the research project.
  • 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 applicantsopens in new window.