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20 April - 08 June 2021

Project grant for cross-disciplinary collaboration between China and Sweden

The objective of the call is to support research on the development of individualised diagnostics and prevention. There is an emerging need for progress in the development of early prediction, including novel diagnostic criteria, optimized and cost-effective methods of diagnosis, genetic testing, imaging techniques, reliable and reproducible assays, and others.

The call is part of the Sino-Swedish Joint Research Programme that was initiated in order to promote long-term basic research collaboration between researchers from Sweden and China as well as supporting research of the highest scientific quality. The grants are financed by the Swedish Research Council and the NSFC on the principal of reciprocity and parity.

The Swedish Research Council and NSFC have joint administration of the call and make a joint decision by using a panel consisting of both Swedish and Chinese evaluators.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Natural and Engineering Sciences

Focus: Collaborative cross-disciplinary research on early prediction and novel diagnostic tools for human diseases

Applicant: Individual researcher active in Sweden in collaboration with at least one participating researcher active in Sweden, and two researchers active in China

Grant period: 3 years

Grant amount: 3 000 000 SEK per year (Swedish part) and 1 000 000 CNY (Chinese part) per year and collaboration project

Budgetary framework: A total of 4 collaboration projects may be funded within the call

Start of grant period: January 2022

Application period:
20 April 2021(14.00/2 p.m. in Sweden, 16:00/4 p.m. in China) –
8 June 2021 (14.00/2 p.m. in Sweden, 16:00/4 p.m. in China)

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

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Marie Hillerby Johansson,
+46 (0)8 546 44 217
Tomas Andersson,
+46 (0)8 546 44 173


Shen Jie,
+86 (0)10 62327017
Wencong Li, liwc@nsfc,
+86 (0)10 62327014

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