Published: 14-06-2024 10:10 | Updated: 14-06-2024 10:13

Apply for grants for collaboration with partners in Africa

Junior researchers are invited, by the Internationalisation board, to apply for funding for collaboration with partners in low- and middle-income countries in Africa in 2025. The level of funding is 50,000 to 100,000 SEK. Deadline for applications is September 3, 2024.


The purpose of the call is to strengthen ongoing collaboration or to establish new collaboration and to support collaboration that contributes to fighting poverty and achieving sustainable health and development. 


Grants can be used during one year. 


Junior researchers as well as researchers affiliated to Karolinska Institutet, who earned a doctoral degree but have not yet become associate professors, are eligible to apply. Researchers who have earned their doctoral degree during the last seven years are given priority


Awarded grants varies between 50,000 and 100,000 SEK per successful applicant. Transfer of the grant is made to the department upon approval of the application.

The grant may include support for transportation and accommodation at the host site for the proposed period of interaction. It is also possible to apply for funds for short-term exchange/fellowship or to facilitate writing of larger grant proposals. In exceptional cases, grants may also be awarded for equipment and operational costs.


The application must contain:

  • a project plan describing the proposed activity with expected outputs (what and how), the collaboration and capacity for future collaboration and funding and a timeline. (max. 2000 characters).
  • A description of relevance, how activities contribute to strengthening or developing the collaboration, and to what extent it contributes to fighting poverty and achieving sustainable health and development (Max. 2000 characters).
  • A dissemination plan 
  • What (if any) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is the project targeting to improve or enhance?
  • A budget where indirect costs must also be stated.

The following attachments should be enclosed:

  1. 1-page endorsement letter from the proposed host         
  2. CV of the KI applicant (max 1 page).

Note that you should not add co-applicants to this call.

The application must be submitted digitally through KI Prisma during the application period, which opens at 10 am on June 18 and closes at 2 pm on September 3, 2024. 


Decision will be taken by the KI Internationalisation Board. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in November.


After the end of grant period, you have to login to Prisma and confirm whether you have used the money, or not. If you have not used the money at all during the disposition period, it should be returned.

Reports are submitted via Prisma within 12 months after the funding has been used. You will receive an email notification when it is time to report.


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Monika Berge-Thelander

International Coordinator