KI Research Foundation Grants 2018 - 2019

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The Board of Research announces grants for research projects from Karolinska Institutet’s Research Foundation Grants.


Eligible to apply are all scientists with a PhD or visiting scientists, affiliated to Karolinska Institutet.


Awarded grants varies between 20,000 and 50,000 SEK per person and year.

Special grants for younger scientists

In addition to the general grants, special grants are available for young scientists, establishing their own research projects. The grant amounts to 100,000 SEK total and spread over 2 years and per grant holder. Eligible to receive special grants are scientists who defended their thesis during the last 7 years, i.e. (from 2011 onwards). The time limit may be extended with a maximum of 24 months (equivalent to full-time) compensating for clinical activity, parental leave, military service or long-term sick leave. 

No separate application is requested. The top applications from younger scientists within respective research area can be eligible for the special grant. 

The special grant can only be awarded once.


Applications must be submitted digitally. The online form will be available ​through KI Prisma during the application period,  April 3 – 17, 2018. Application period closes 2.00 pm.

The project description in the application should be no more than 3,500 characters, which is equivalent to approx. 1 A4 page. No attachments are required.


The decision is made by the Board of Research and regards funding for two years. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in mid-November.

Evaluation criteria

Each individual research project will be evaluated according to the following evaluation criteria:

  1. The research programme
  2. Publications
  3. The applicant’s role as supervisor of active doctoral students and postdocs during the last two years.


As from 2018, a report on the usage of the granted funds will be required. After the end of the term, you will need to login to Prisma and confirm whether you have used the money, or at least have started using the money, or not. If you have not used the money at all during the disposition period, these should be returned to the Foundations and Funds.

Reports are submitted via Prisma about 12 months after the money has been paid, except for travel benefits where reporting takes place approximately one month after the end of the term. You will receive an email notification when it is time to report.


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