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Research infrastructures will be able to get funding for 10 years

The Government is making a change to the Swedish Research Council’s instructions, which means that we can fund research infrastructure of national interest for a longer period, extending from the current 6 years to 10 years. The purpose is to improve the conditions for long-term resource planning for research infrastructure.

Advanced research infrastructure is essential for research of the highest quality and crucial for Sweden to conduct internationally competitive research.

“We are pleased that the Government has recognised the need for long-term investments in Sweden’s research infrastructure. The Government’s change increases our flexibility and our ability to find long-term solutions,” says Katarina Bjelke, Director General of the Swedish Research Council.

The Swedish Research Council emphasises the importance of long-term funding for research infrastructure in its input to the upcoming Government bill on research and innovation.

The Government’s press release on the change in the Swedish Research Council’s instructions (in Swedish) External link.

Swedish Research Council’s input to the Government Bill on research and innovation (in Swedish)

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