Over half a billion in Research Council grant to KI researchers

Published 2016-10-31 12:19. Updated 2016-11-11 10:44Denna sida på svenska

Last Thursday (27 October), the Swedish Research Council announced the grants it will be awarding in the category of medicine and health. The total sum is almost SEK 980 million, of which KI researchers will receive SEK 524,325,017.

Of the 1,160 applications submitted, 254 have been approved, 128 of which were from KI. The grant funds will be distributed over the years from 2016 to 2020.

The decision covers five categories of grant: project grants (107 at KI), starting grants (16 at KI), project grants for the development of methods for replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experiments (3R) (3 at KI), grants for half-time position in clinical research environment (2 at KI) and a doctoral programme grant in bioinformatics.

The five largest grants to KI researchers in this call for applications are:

Marie Carlén, Department of Neuroscience
Project: Control of attention – the role of the cholinergic system
Grant: SEK 8 800 000 during the years of 2017-2020

Erika Franzén, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society 
Project: Balance training for people with Parkinson´s disease (BETA-PD):clinical effectiveness, neuroplasticity and implementation 
Grant: SEK 7 200 000 during the years of 2017-2020

Johan Sandberg, Department of Medicine, Huddinge
Project: Immunobiology of innate-like T cells in health and in viral infectious disease
Grant: SEK 7 200 000 during the years of 2017-2020

Carlos Ibanez, Department of Neuroscience 
Project: Neurotrophic Signaling in the Adult Nervous System – Importance for Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Grant: SEK 7 100 000 during the years of 2017-2020 

Unnur Valdimarsdottir, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Project: The genetics of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Swedish Tsunami survivors
Grant: SEK 7 100 000 during the years of 2017-2020

Read more about the grants awarded in this call for applications on the Swedish Research Council website.