Announcement - KID-funding

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Next announcement of KID-funding opens 2018.

Please note: all required information is summarised under the tab "Register”. If you are able to register your application, then you have fulfilled all requirements.  

This is the first time we are using Prisma and unfortunately there are a few inaccuracies in the KID-form. We apologize for any confusion this may cause.

The 2016 KID Call will open on August 8th – the application deadline is August 26th 2016!

KID-funding is a block grant for partial funding of doctoral students at KI. The 2016 KID Call comprises 62 grants of 320 000 SEK, including indirect costs, per year for a maximum of four years, to be used as a salary complement for doctoral students.

Special focus in 2016 on KI’s formal collaborative agreements with National University of Singapore or Nanyang Technological University

Two of this year’s grants are reserved for applicants with projects within KI’s formal collaborative agreements on doctoral education with National University of Singapore or Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

To be eligible for these two grants:

  • The application should include a project developed in collaboration with a co-supervisor based at one of the partner universities.
  • The application should clearly state, among others in the research plan, how the collaboration will be executed.
  • The doctoral student who is recruited to the project should be recruited to the joint PhD programme (i.e. be accepted as a PhD student at both universities).

The process of awarding of KID-grants is as follows:

  1. The 60 highest ranked applications will be awarded KID-grants
  2. The two highest ranked among remaining applicants, who have in their application indicated they will take part in these collaborative agreements, will be awarded KID-grants, under the condition that they fulfill the eligibility criteria outlined above and that they have achieved a total score no lower than 17,5 in the ranking.
  3. If there are no applicants that qualify for the two grants reserved for KI’s collaborative agreements, the grants will go to applicants no. 61 and 62 in the ranking.

For more information on KI’s collaborative agreement with National University of Singapore visit: and for information on the collaborative agreement with Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) visit:

Eligible to apply for KID-funding

  • A principal supervisor active at or affiliated to KI and the department where the student is to be enrolled.
  • Principal supervisors can only take part in one application per application round as principal supervisors, but can take part in several applications as co-supervisors.
  • If a principal supervisor occurs in two applications as principal supervisor both applications will be disqualified.
  • The applying supervisors must be the same as those indicated in the student's individual study plan when the student is admitted to doctoral education.
  • A principal supervisor who has been awarded faculty funding of doctoral students at KI, within KID, CSTP or the Doctoral School in Health Care Sciences in 2015, is not eligible to apply for KID-funding as principal supervisor in 2016.
  • A person who is applying for faculty funding of doctoral students at KI as a principal supervisor in more than one application rounds at the same time (KID, CSTP or the Doctoral School in Health Care Sciences) can only be granted funding within one of the application rounds (principal supervisors can themselves chose which one).

All rules that apply for PhD supervision and PhD education at KI in general also apply for those who are granted KID-funding. Read more about rules for doctoral education at KI here:

How to apply

For the first time in 2016 applicants will apply for KID-funding through the electronic application system KI Prisma.

Most of the required steps in the Prisma system are described in the User Manual, which also provides answers to frequently asked questions. We advise you to have a look at these documents when you write your application.

Creating a personal account in Prisma

Before you can apply you need to create a personal account in Prisma ( where you will store your personal data and your CV (if you already have an account in Prisma, you can use it to apply for KID-funding). The information only needs to be entered once and can subsequently be supplemented or amended whenever necessary. Since a number of the KID-reviewers do not have Swedish as a native language, we kindly ask you to enter descriptive text in your CV data in English.

Please remember to create your personal account well in advance. The applications that you register in Prisma will be linked to your personal account.

All co-supervisors who will be involved in the preparation of the application must be added as collaborating researchers. Once that has been done, they will be able to link their account data to the application.  

Registering the application

When you open the Registering the application tab, the system will perform a check to verify if any mandatory information is missing and inform you of any need for supplements. The application will not be registered unless you click the Register button.

Remember to use the preview function in order to double-check your application before submitting it!

N.B.! Please note that all invited participants must accept your invitation before you can proceed to register the application. Invitations that have not been accepted have to be removed.

The registered application can then be viewed in your personal Prisma account, under Applications and Applications and grants in the menu. If necessary, a registered application may be de-registered, edited and re-registered up to the call deadline.

The application

Since a number of the KID-reviewers do not have Swedish as a native language, the KID-application should be written in English and in such a way so that it can be assessed by researchers outside your area of expertise.

A complete application should include:

  • Research plan (max 5 pages, including the reference list, Times New Roman 12 pt)
  • Principal- and co-supervisor qualifications
  • Relevant list of publications of the principal supervisor (last 5 years, pdf, max 4 MB)
  • The ten most relevant publications for each participating supervisor (pdf, max 4 MB)

Only complete applications will be registered and thereafter assessed. No additions to your application will be accepted after 23.59 o’clock on the application closing date. The KID Office cannot provide feedback on incomplete applications after the application deadline.

N.B.! The application should be signed electronically by the Head of the Department. Note that this happens automatically within the application system Prisma after the application period has ended. Thereby the Head of Department insures that both supervisor and working-/student environment are approved by the department.

Outcomes for degree of doctor

How the outcomes for degree of doctor according to the Higher Education Ordinance is planned to be reached should be described in the application.

Read more about the outcomes for degree of doctor

Recruitment of doctoral students

Only persons not yet admitted to doctoral studies, at the time of the decision to award KID-funding, are eligible for admission to KID-funded projects.

N.B.! The requirement of recruiting PhD students through open announcement of the PhD position applies to all KID PhD-students. Exceptions from the requirement apply only if the doctoral education is planned to be carried out as part of/or in combination with another employment outside of KI. Applicants must then indicate in their application (specific check-box) if the PhD education is planned as part of/or in combination with another employer.

Recruit doctoral students

Assessment of applications

Depending on the research project's focus, the applicant specifies the main research area, methodology, and keywords. This information determines which assessors will assess the application.

Assessment criteria

Each application will be assessed according to four criteria:

  • Scientific quality and potential of the proposed project
  • Project feasibility
  • The project's suitability as a doctoral education project
  • Quality and potential of the supervision

Read more about assessment of KID applications

Applications that fall below a total score of 15 points, regardless of their position in the ranking, will not be granted KID-funding.


The decision concerning allocation of KID-funding will be taken by the Board of Doctoral Education in December.


Assia Viachka

Phone: 08-524 863 34


No announcement of KID-funding occurs 2017.