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Upcoming call

02 June - 17 August 2021

Proof of concept within the infection area

The purpose of the grant is to bridge the gap between basic research and commercialisation of research results within the infection area. The proof of concept grant offers persons who are receiving or have received a grant from the Swedish Research Council the opportunity to further develop their research results. This is done by verifying the usability and suitability of a new method, product or process developed from a previous research project and carrying out activities that prepare for innovation or commercialisation.

The Swedish Research Council will support projects that aims at developing methods or products for treatment, prevention and diagnostics, and where the suitability and usability of the method or a product is verified.

The initiative is part of the national research program on antibiotic resistance and the national research program on viruses and pandemics.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Medicine and Health, Natural and Engineering Sciences

Focus: The infection area

Subfocus: Antimicrobial resistance, Viruses and pandemics

Applicant: Individual researcher who is receiving or has received a grant from the

Swedish Research Council with a grant period ending in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

Participating researchers: Up to 6 other researchers may be invited to join the application

Grant period: 1-2 years

Grant amount: Minimum 500 000 SEK in total, maximum 2 000 000 SEK in total.

Budgetary framework: 10 million SEK for the area of antimicrobial resistance, plus 10 million SEM for the area of viruses and pandemics

Start of grant period: January 2022

Application period: 02 June 2021 (14.00/2 pm) – 17 August 2021 (14.00/2 pm)

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

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