StratRegen grants and support
The vision of the SFO Stem cells and Regenerative medicine 2016 – 2019 is to support research and infrastructure within the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, with the aim to enhance quality and significance as well as clinical value of this program. The SFO will support researchers, research programs and infrastructure at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) with or without collaboration with the health care system based on scope, quality, and the potential to strengthen and develop the field.
The SFO will award up to 6 grants of maximally 1M SEK/year for 3 years in order to develop and make accessible to the KI community technologies of relevance for the research field of regenerative medicine. Existing generally accessible platforms and core facilities interested in broadening and modernizing their technologies will be prioritized. Examples of technologies of interest to this field include reprogramming, gene editing, stem cell banking, cell production, and regulatory platforms. The funding is targeted for the development of technologies that will be provided as a service. Funds will not be provided for research projects.
The SFO will during 2017 and 2018 announce 5-6 research grants for projects within the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Two research grants are open to all candidates and another two are open for candidates up to 12 years after obtaining their PhD. Applicants should be affiliated 100% at KI and/or the Stockholm County Council (SLL) at the time of starting the project. Priority will be given to high quality innovative projects.
Eligible projects will be supported with up to 2M SEK/year for 3 years. Grants can be used to cover salaries, running costs, equipment and administrative costs. Indirect costs for the research project specified in the application must not exceed the INDI level at the receiving institution. A researcher is limited to submit only one application for research grants or clinical research fellowship.
Clinical research fellowship
The SFO will during the period 2016-2019 announce 2 research grants aiming at supporting clinically active junior physicians within the area of stem cells and regenerative medicine and to identify future clinical leaders within this field. Applicants shall have both a MD and a PhD degree and be affiliated 100% at SLL and KI at the time of starting the project. Applicants are eligible up to 7 years after obtaining their PhD. During the period of research support, the applicant should perform clinical work 20-50% of full time. Priority will be given to high quality innovative projects.
Eligible projects will be supported with up to 2MSEK/year for 3 years. Grants can be used to cover salaries, running costs, equipment and administrative costs. Indirect costs for the research project specified in the application must not exceed the INDI level at the receiving institution. A researcher is limited to submit only one application for research grants or clinical research fellows.
Relevance for the field – who can apply?
Stem cells play an important role in the development of tissues, and for maintenance and regeneration of tissues in adulthood. Research in this field is rapidly expanding our understanding of these processes. Stem cell therapies are established in clinical medicine for malignant as well as for non-malignant conditions and novel therapies are continuously developed and entered in preclinical and clinical trials. Applicants involved in infrastructures and research programs with relevance for the above-described fields are welcome to submit applications to this strategic research area.