Open 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 utilisation or 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 shall be done by verifying the useability and suitability of a new method, product or process developed from an earlier research project, and to carry out activities preparatory to innovation or commercialisation.

The Swedish Research Council will support projects involving the development of methods or products for treatment, prevention and diagnosis, and where the suitability and usability of the method or product is verified.

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

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Medicine and Health, Natural and Engineering Sciences

Focus: Infection

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 field of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance, plus 10 million SEK for the field 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 end of December 2021

Please note:

  • Please note that documents submitted to the Swedish Research Council become public documents. The main rule is that the general public is entitled to partake of these, according to the principle of public access to official documents. Please see under the heading Public access below for further information.
  • You must explain in your project plan how your stated activity level is suited to the implementation of the project.
  • 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 applicants.