Closed call

27 January - 02 March 2021

Distinguished professor grant within medicine and health

The aim of the distinguished professor programme is to create conditions for the most prominent researchers to conduct long-term, ground-breaking research with great potential for achieving scientific breakthroughs. The grant shall also enable the establishment and build-up of a major research environment of the highest quality around a leading researcher.

Support form: Research environment and collaboration support

Subject area: Medicine and Health

Applicant: Individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree more than 12 years ago

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

Grant period: 10 years

Grant amount: 5 000 000 SEK per year

Budgetary framework: At least 2 grants will be awarded

Start of grant period: January 2022

Application period: 27 January 2021 (14.00/2 p.m.) – 2 March (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award: No later than the end of November 2021

Please note:

  • A new feature in this call is that 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 also state whether sex and gender perspectives are relevant for your research and, if so, in which way you will use such perspectives, or why you choose not to do so. 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 website Opens in new window..
  • You will need to have a data management plan Opens 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 Opens in new window..