Pages about "COVID-19"

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    16 Apr 2021

    More knowledge about new varieties of coronavirus is urgently needed. The European Commission is therefore mobilising €123 million from Horizon Europe for four calls focusing on COVID-19 and new variants of the coronavirus. The last application date ...

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    16 Apr 2021

    The Commission is mobilising 123 million euro from Horizon Europe for urgent research into coronavirus variants. Deadline for submission is 6 May 2021.

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    08 Apr 2021

    Ensure that clinically active personnel have more time for research, and create financial incentives that promote infrastructure, competence provision and national coordination in clinical research. These are some of the Swedish Research Council’s ei...

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  • News |

    03 Mar 2021

    On 23 March, we are opening a call for research environment grant for follow-up studies of COVID-19 vaccines. You can already read our advance information and start preparing the application.

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  • News |

    15 Feb 2021

    The Government has tasked the Swedish Research Council to allocate 150 million SEK to research into COVID-19 vaccine and long COVID. “We are working as fast as we can to issue calls for the funding,” says Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt, Secretary General fo...

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  • News |

    29 Jan 2021

    Sweden was the first country in Europe to launch a national data portal for research into COVID-19. The portal has expanded as more and more research projects have made their data available, new projects have started, and new data services have been ...

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  • Grant decision |

    09 Nov 2020

    Sweden was the first country in Europe to launch a national data portal for research into COVID-19. The portal has expanded as more and more research projects have made their data available, new projects have started, and new data services have been ...

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  • News |

    04 Nov 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has affected the ability of the ALF regions to conduct clinical research. The Government is now making an addition to the ALF agreement, so that the regions can use their 2020 funds also during 2021.

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    28 Oct 2020

    Since the pandemic begun this spring, 260 clinical studies relating to COVID-19 have been approved by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority. Getting results from most of these studies will take time, and for several studies it might be a challenge to ...

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  • News |

    27 Oct 2020

    It has now been decided who will get grants under Nordforsk’s initiative on research into COVID-19. The call, which was open between May and June, was aimed at researchers from the Nordic countries, Estonia and Latvia. The purpose was to develop new ...

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  • News |

    23 Sep 2020

    The Swedish Research Council is providing 10 million SEK to fund the ImmCoVA clinical study. The study is expected to run for three years, and focuses on immune blockers to counteract excess reaction of the immune system to the infection caused by CO...

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  • News |

    22 Sep 2020

    The six regional nodes within Clinical Studies Sweden will receive an additional 8 million SEK in total, or 1.3 million SEK each, to further expand their abilities to support clinical studies linked to COVID-19.

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  • Article |

    17 Sep 2020

    The six regional nodes within Clinical Studies Sweden will receive an additional 8 million SEK in total, or 1.3 million SEK each, to further expand their abilities to support clinical studies linked to COVID-19.

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  • Grant decision |

    08 Sep 2020

    The six regional nodes within Clinical Studies Sweden will receive an additional 8 million SEK in total, or 1.3 million SEK each, to further expand their abilities to support clinical studies linked to COVID-19.

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  • News |

    01 Sep 2020

    Biobank Sweden will receive 10 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council to coordinate the collection of and access to samples linked to COVID-19. This will not only make the process easier for researchers, but also for patients and society as a ...

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  • News |

    03 Jul 2020

    The Swedish Research Council has made its award decision on the call for project grants for research into coronavirus and COVID-19. A total of 23 researchers will share 33 million SEK during 2020.

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  • News |

    12 Jun 2020

    Three calls opening on 10 June focus on research into virus and disease conditions caused by viruses. The calls are aimed at researchers at the beginning of their careers. Next year we will issue a call for project grants.

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  • News |

    05 Jun 2020

    257 applications have been received for the call for project grants for research into coronavirus and COVID-19. In July, the decision will be made on who will be awarded funds.

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  • News |

    03 Jun 2020

    The six regional nodes within Clinical Studies Sweden will each receive a grant of 2 million SEK, or 12 million SEK in total, to strengthen their ability to support clinical studies linked to COVID-19.

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  • News |

    03 Jun 2020

    Today sees the launch of a national data portal for research into COVID-19, coordinated by SciLifeLab and the Swedish Research Council. It will now be easier for researchers to find and share relevant research data.

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  • Call |

    28 May 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has developed as a public health emergency of global proportions. Intensified research and development efforts on how the coronavirus affects human diseases are urgently needed. The Swedish Research Council and National Science ...

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  • News |

    20 May 2020

    It is now easier for researchers to see the type of data included in the Swedish Intensive Care Registry, SIR. The register has been linked to the metadata tool RUT.

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  • News |

    19 May 2020

    Sweden is participating in a major clinical study conducted by WHO, aimed at testing a number of antiviral medicines on patients around the world who are being treated for COVID-19.

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  • News |

    14 May 2020

    A large part of the Swedish Research Council’s funding of virus research in recent years has gone to research into viruses that are already known, such as HIV and influensa. Research into other types of virus that have caused major epidemics in socie...

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    14 May 2020

    A large part of the Swedish Research Council’s funding of virus research in recent years has gone to research into viruses that are already known, such as HIV and influensa. Research into other types of virus that have caused major epidemics in socie...

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  • News |

    13 May 2020

    We still lack much knowledge about the coronavirus. During May and June several calls focusing on virus research are therefore opening.

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  • Call |

    12 May 2020

    The purpose of the grant is to allow Swedish researchers to address Covid-19 related issues in collaboration with South Korean researchers, with the aim of exploring direct measures that can be implemented within a short time frame, such as new metho...

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  • Call |

    12 May 2020

    The purpose of the project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period. The initiative is a Government mandate aime...

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  • Call |

    12 May 2020

    The aim of the grant is to give junior researchers the opportunity to establish themselves as independent researchers in Sweden within basic virology and fundamental disease mechanisms caused by viruses. The Swedish Research Council rewards research...

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  • Call |

    12 May 2020

    The purpose of the grant is to give persons who are in the process of securing an independent research career in Sweden the opportunity to conduct long-term research in basic virology and fundamental disease mechanisms caused by viruses.

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  • Call |

    12 May 2020

    The purpose of the grant is to give researchers who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree by a Swedish higher education institution the opportunity to increase their research competence and international networks to later establish independent...

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  • News |

    07 May 2020

    The use of antibiotics is increasing during the corona pandemic, and this is expected to increase the number of antibiotic resistant bacteria. We now need research into links between the new coronavirus and secondary infections, says Jan-Ingvar Jönss...

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  • News |

    17 Apr 2020

    The Swedish Research Council will receive 100 million SEK extra in the spring budget to support research on COVID-19. In addition to the Government’s initiative, the Swedish Research Council will strengthen basic virus research with 100 million SEK o...

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  • News |

    09 Apr 2020

    Our society is in a very difficult situation, caused by the Corona virus epidemic. New knowledge about how society should act to handle the epidemic is absolutely necessary, and demands both short-term and long-term research and innovation initiative...

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  • Article |

    30 Mar 2020

    Our society is in a very difficult situation, caused by the Corona virus epidemic. New knowledge about how society should act to handle the epidemic is absolutely necessary, and demands both short-term and long-term research and innovation initiative...

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  • News |

    30 Mar 2020

    Pressure on Sunet’s network and services has been very high ever since the Government recommended that teaching should be carried out remotely for some time to come. This is particularly noticeable on Zoom, Sunet’s service for e-meetings.

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  • News |

    27 Mar 2020

    If you have a grant from the Swedish Research Council, you can now use part of your funding for research related to Sars-CoV-2 and COVID-19 for a limited period.

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  • News |

    18 Mar 2020

    The Government’s recommendations about remote teaching and remote working means that many more people than usual will be using Sunet’s network and IT services. Sunet is therefore expanding to allow for the increased load.

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  • News |

    18 Mar 2020

    As a result of the current COVID-19 situation, the Swedish Research Council has now extended the deadline for financial reporting of grants from us. If you were due to submit a financial report to us by 31 March, you now have one extra month to do so...

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  • News |

    17 Mar 2020

    Due to Covid-19, the application time will be extended for calls within Horizon 2020.

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  • News |

    17 Mar 2020

    Because of the COVID-19 emergency, the Swedish Research Council is extending the application deadline for twelve calls.

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  • News |

    17 Mar 2020

    100 000 more users now have access to the e-meeting service Zoom. This makes it easier for higher education institutions, HEIs, in the Nordic countries to hold their meetings and classes remotely.

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  • News |

    13 Mar 2020

    The Swedish Research Council could grant an extension to the availability period of research projects at risk of being delayed due to COVID-19.

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  • News |

    05 Mar 2020

    Are you one of those who are to submit a scientific report for a grant from the Swedish Research Council no later than 31 March 2020? Now we have extended the deadline so that the last day to submit instead will be 30 April.

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  • News |

    27 Feb 2020

    The Coronavirus COVID-19 is currently spreading around the world. Other global viral infections are likely to affect us in the future. To be better prepared ahead of the next viral outbreak, the Swedish Research Council is launching a special initiat...

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