Closed call

22 February - 28 March 2023

Grant for research time within health care sciences

The purpose of the grant is to give persons working in healthcare professions the opportunity to conduct research on a part-time basis and to establish themselves as independent researchers in parallel with developing their professional competence. The call aims to promote international collaboration and mobility within Sweden.

Support form: Career support

Subject area: Medicine and Health

Focus: Health care sciences

Applicant: Individual researcher who completed a doctoral degree no more than 10 years ago.

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

Grant period: 2–3 years

Grant amount: A standard amount based on the activity level (1 510 000 SEK per year, 1 680 000 SEK per year, or 1 850 000 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 end of October

Please note:

  • As from 2023, all who are awarded a career grant must validate their doctoral degrees. If you have a Swedish doctoral degree, you can validate it easily before you send in your application. Read more in Prisma’s user support External link, opens in new window. about how to validate your doctoral degree via Ladok.
  • A new feature in this call is that you can choose your activity level at either 30, 40 or 50 per cent research time. It is a requirement that the applicant is employed in a healthcare profession in, or with close links to, health and medical care, equivalent to at least 30 per cent of full time throughout the grant period. The grant amount is a standard amount of either 1 510 000, 1 680 000 or 1 850 000 SEK per year, depending on your activity level in the project.
  • The application shall include a letter of support from your employer for your employment in a healthcare profession.
  • You must explain in your research plan how your stated activity level is suited to the implementation of the research project. Furthermore, we also 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 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 about the guidelines is available here Opens in new window..
  • Read here for information on project collaboration with researchers in Russia and Belarus. Opens in new window.

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..