Closed call

22 February - 28 March 2023

Consolidator grant within medicine and health

The purpose of the grant is to give the most prominent junior researchers the opportunity to consolidate their research and broaden their activities as independent researchers.
Within the framework of the call, the Swedish Research Council wishes to support researchers who have a scientifically interesting research idea, and who can convert and conduct the research task and thereby move the frontiers of research forward, or fill in existing gaps in knowledge.

Support form: Career support

Subject area: Medicine and Health

Applicant: Individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree more than 7 years ago and up to 12 years ago.

Participating researchers: No other researchers may be invited to join the application.

Grant period: 5 years

Grant amount: Maximum 2 000 000 SEK per year

Start of grant period: January 2024

Application period: 22 February 2023 (14.00/2 pm) – 28 March 2023 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: No later than the beginning of November 2024

Please note:

  • This year’s call includes separate support for the areas of precision medicine, psychiatry with focus on psychiatric involuntary care and forensic psychiatry, and antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance. Please state in your application whether it relates to any of these areas.
  • As from 2023, if you are awarded a career grant you must validate your doctoral degree. If you have a Swedish doctoral degree, you can validate it even before you send in your application. Read more in Prisma’s user support External link, opens in new window. about how you can simply import your doctoral degree from Ladok.
  • You must justify in your research plan how your stated activity level (which must be a minimum of 50 per cent of a full-time equivalent) is suited to the implementation of the research project. Furthermore, we ask you to describe the management of risks or obstacles to the implementation of the research plan.
  • As from 2022, there are guidelines for study registration and result reporting for the clinical studies funded by the Swedish Research Council. This means that information about the study shall be registered in a public study register, and that a summary of the results shall be published in the register. Further information is available on the Swedish Research Council’s website. Opens in new window.

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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..