KI Foundations & Funds List of Grants

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Karolinska Institutet manages about 250 foundations and funds, which are comprised of both donations and bequests to KI. The funds are invested in the stock market, and the returns on these investments are distributed as research and travel grants. Around 45 million SEK in total is awarded annually by over forty calls.

Click on the name below to get the information about the call.

Research grants

Grants which are available for all areas of medical research

Erik and Edith Fernström Foundation for Medical Research
KI Research Foundation Grants
David and Astrid Hagelén Foundation

Arthropathic diseases

Ulla and Gustaf af Ugglas Foundation (research and travel grants)

Aviation medicine

Gösta Fraenckel Foundation for Medical Research (research and travel grant)

Cancer Research and Rheumatism

Alex and Eva Wallström Foundation
Felix Mindus contribution to Leukemia Research
KI Foundation Grants for Rheumatology Research
Robert Lundberg Memorial Foundation (research and travel grants)
Dr. Åke Olsson Foundation for Haematological Research

Eye Research

KI Foundation Grants for Eye Research

Gastroenterology and hepatology

Ruth and Richard Julin Foundation (reasearch and traveling to learn new methods)

Geriatrics

Loo and Hans Osterman Foundation for Medical Research
Foundation for Geriatric Diseases at Karolinska Institutet

Insomnia

Rut and Arvid Wolff Memorial Foundation

Medical History Research

Maj and Lennart Lindgren Foundation for Medical History Research

Pediatrics

ìShizu Matsumuraîs Donation 

Speech Pathology

Aina Börjeson Foundation for Speech Language Pathology Research and Treatment

Spirochaete Research

Carl Lennhoff Foundation

Virology

KI Foundation for Virus Research (some research, but mostly for travel grants)

Travel Grants

Grants which are available for all areas of medical research

KI Travel Grant (Period 1, 2, 3, 4) (awarded 4 times per year: applications are due in January, May, August, and October)
Axel Hirsch Travel Grant for Surgeons (Period 1, 2, 3, 4) (awarded 4 times per year: applications are due in January, May, August, and October)
KI Travel Grant for PhD Students (spring and autumn) (only for travel to attend a course or learn a new method, not for attending conferences)

Arthropathic diseases

Ulla and Gustaf af Uggla Foundation (research and travel grants)

Aviation Research  

Gösta Fraenckel Foundation for Medical Research (research and travel grant)

Cancer Research

Robert Lundberg Memorial Foundation (research and travel grants)

Gastroenterology and hepatology

Ruth and Richard Julin Foundation (research and traveling to learn new methods)

For Surgeons

Hirsch Fellowship for Surgeons (spring and autumn)
Axel Hirsch Travel Grant for Surgeons (Period 1, 2, 3, 4) (awarded 4 times per year: applications are due in January, May, August, and October)

Virology

KI Foundation for Virus Research (some research, but mostly for travel grants)