KI-MDACC Collaborative Grants 2014
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is part of the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) Sister Institution Network Fund (SINF) program, and now participates for the second time in a joint grant announcement.
Applications for joint 1-2 year grants for cancer research projects involving KI in Stockholm and MDACC at The University of Texas, Houston are welcome by September 12, 2014.
Only projects using complementary expertise and developed in collaboration between faculty/staff at MDACC and KI with principal investigators (PI) from each institution will be considered for funding.
At KI, only senior group leaders (PhD) with at least 2 years of salary/fellowship secured and working at least 50% as scientists at a KI department can apply.
At MDACC the funding mechanism is the Sister Institution Network Fund (SINF) and the MDACC PI needs to meet the criteria set for this funding instrument.
The total funding will consist of a maximum of 700,000 SEK per project (KI) and $ 100,000 per project (MDACC) over a two-year period.
Other MDACC Sister Institutions may participate together with the KI and MD Anderson partners, with funding levels and mechanisms for investigators at collaborating institutions to be determined by their home institution (MDACC states that strong preference will be given to projects involving more than one Sister Institution).
Funding provided by KI may be used for costs for personnel (except applicant’s position and stipends), consumables and travel cost for exchanges and visits to the partner institution.
Please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12, 2014:
- SINF application form (the same that is submitted to MDACC that includes details on project, PI, budget, etc. Please also see the MDACC call for SINF applications)
- KI component budget in SEK (points 8a and 8b in the SINF application form)
For more information, please see the Sister Institution Network Fund (SINF) page.
Please contact Sandra Falck or Rune Toftgård should you have any additional questions.