Note that the call has been postponed from 27 October 2020 to 14 April 2021.

Upcoming call

14 April - 25 May 2021

Research collaboration Brazil-Sweden: Grant for researcher exchange

The following provides advance information to facilitate planning ahead of making an application. The full call text will be published here when the call opens.

The Sweden-Brazil researcher exchange programme is a joint call between the Swedish Research Council and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brazil. The program gives Swedish and Brazilian Research performing organisations (RPOs) the opportunity to exchange researchers for up to twelve months. The purpose of the visiting researcher programme is to strengthen Swedish and Brazilian research in “Emerging infectious diseases and the threat of antimicrobial resistance” through collaboration.

Support form:
Swedish Research Council: Project support
CNPq: Postdoc abroad

Subject area: Medicine and Health

Focus: Brazil-Sweden: Emerging infectious diseases and the threat of antimicrobial resistance

Applicant: Individual researcher 

Participating researchers: A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 7 researchers shall be invited to join the application. A representative of the Brazilian part of the researcher exchange shall be invited and designated as the International project leader, in the application.

Grant period: 2022

Grant amount:
Swedish applicant: 100 000 SEK/month and person up to maximum 1 200 000 SEK in total.
Brazilian applicant: 18 980 SEK/month and person, up to maximum 227 760 SEK in total. Plus expenses (specified in Costs and grant amounts).

Start of grant period: January 2022

Application period: April 14 2021 (14.00/2 p.m. Swedish time and 9.00/9 p.m. Brasilia time) – May 25 2021 (14.00/2 p.m. Swedish time and 9.00/9 p.m. Brasilia time)

Publication of grant award: No later than November

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We recommend you to read our Call for applicants before the call opens


From global health and economic perspectives, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance constitute significant global challenges. The call aims at stimulating basic as well as pre-clinical and clinical collaborative projects in the field of infectious diseases caused by viruses or bacteria and research around resistance of pathogenic microorganisms to antimicrobial medicines. Research should focus on diagnosis, treatment or vaccine development for infectious diseases or strategies to prevent the development and transmission of infections caused by antimicrobial resistance.