Published: 27-03-2024 09:09 | Updated: 27-03-2024 09:11

Current calls, week 13, 2024

Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls

Swedish and Nordic calls

Apply for KI collaboration awards for doctoral student collaborations with Imperial College London

This call aims to facilitate new and existing contacts between doctoral students as well as increase research collaboration with the Imperial College London and Karolinska Institutet. The Internationalisation Board is pleased to announce the availability of limited competitive funds for visits. The lab visits can take place within already existing collaborations or to labs with no previous collaborations. If the visit takes place within the Imperial – KI Buddy network, it is encouraged to combine the lab visit with Buddy-network activities. 

The collaboration award provides support for living costs such as transportation and housing of up to 10 500 SEK (including INDI) per person.  The visit should be between 3-10 days but can be extended if co-financing is supplied by the supervisor (should be stated in the supervisor’s support letter).

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Closing date: April 10, 2024

Apply for KI collaboration awards for doctoral students and post docs collaboration with the University of Edinburgh

To facilitate new and existing contacts between researchers and doctoral students as well as increase research collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, KI’s Internationalisation Board is pleased to announce the availability of limited competitive funds for a lab visit.

The collaboration award provides support for transportation and housing up to 10 500 SEK (including INDI) per person. The lab visit should be between 3-10days but can be extended if co-financing is supplied by the supervisor (should be stated in the supervisor’s support letter). The lab visits can take place within already existing collaborations or to labs with no previous collaborations. 

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Closing date: April 10, 2024


Barndiabetesfondens Johnny Ludvigsson-priser 2024

Barndiabetesfonden har nu öppnat för nomineringar till 2024 års Johnny Ludvigsson-priser!

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Closing date: May 15, 2024

Forskningsanslag - Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten (SSM)

SSM utlyser medel för forskning inom strålningsbiologi och strålningsdosimetri med fokus på skydd mot skadliga effekter av joniserande strålning. Forskningsområden som omfattas av denna utlysning är främst strålningsbiologi och strålningsdosimetri men även strålskydd inom beredskap och sjukvård, och även forskningsprojekt inom radioekologi, strålningsdosimetri och beredskap. Utlysningen avser medel för forskningsprojekt, och två doktorandtjänster inom radioekologi eller strålningsdosimetri med fokus på skydd mot skadliga effekter av joniserande strålning. 

Closing date: April 10, 2024

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Forskartjänster - Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten (SSM) 

SSM utlyser forskningsmedel inom området strålsäkerhet för befintlig kärnkraft, riktade till unga disputerade forskare. Syftet är att ge finansiellt stöd till forskartjänster inom kunskapsområden relevanta för befintlig kärnkraft. Totalt planerar SSM avsätta 12 miljoner kronor för användning under åren 2024–2027. Den totala summan är avsedd för att finansiera flera ansökningar.

Closing date: April 15, 2024

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Anslag för forskning och utvecklingsarbete - Stiftelsen Sunnerdahls Handikappfond 

Fonden stödjer forskning och utvecklingsarbete kring barn och ungdomar med funktionsnedsättningar. Fokus ligger på faktorer som påverkar deras hälsa, lärande och livssituation. Anslag delas i huvudsak ut till samhällsvetenskaplig, pedagogisk och medicinsk forskning. Forskning på hög vetenskaplig nivå som är nyskapande och gäller för hela målgrupper prioriteras. Bidrag ges i regel till tio till femton projekt med maximalt drygt 350 000 kronor. Bidrag ges för ett år i taget, bidrag kan ges under maximalt tre år till samma projekt. 

OBS! Ansökningshandlingarna ska skickas per post i 5 exemplar (1 original + 4 kopior).

Closing date: April 30, 2024

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Research symposia – the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund (Barncancerfonden)

The fund calls for proposals for the organization of 1-2-day research symposia within the area of paedriatic oncology. Generally, symposia should be organized in one of the Nordic countries. Grants for research symposia fully or partly cover venue costs, meal costs (not alcoholic drinks), and travel- and hotel costs for e.g. invited speakers. Generally, a maximum of 500 000 SEK and 50 000 SEK will be allocated for symposia and work meetings respectively. Allocated grants for symposia/work meetings may only be used for the purpose specified in the application.

Closing date: May 15, 2024

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Reseanslag - Barncancerfonden 

Fonden utlyser reseanslag till forskare inom barncancerområdet. Anslaget finansierar helt eller delvis resor till konferenser och kongresser inom barncancerområdet. Resan får tidigast påbörjas efter att den aktuella utlysningen har stängt. Ansökningar från juniora forskare prioriteras.

Closing date: May 15, 2024

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Metodikstudie och utbildningskurs - Barncancerfonden

Fonden utlyser anslag för kortare tids forskning/metodikstudier vid en utländsk institution (upp till 3 månader) samt utbildningskurser för ej kliniskt verksam person. Anslaget avser normalt att helt eller delvis täcka biljetter tur och retur med lägsta biljettkostnad, rimliga boendekostnader samt transfer till och från flygplats. Anslag för utbildningskurs får även användas till kursavgifter.

Closing date: May 15, 2024

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Gästföreläsare – Barncancerfonden

Utlysningen avser inbjudande av enskilda internationellt framstående gästföreläsare som håller offentlig föreläsning med stark betydelse för barncancer. Anslaget täcker helt eller delvis gästföreläsarens arvode, lokalkostnader, biljetter tur och retur med lägsta biljettkostnad, hotellkostnader samt transfer till och från flygplats. Maximalt 20 000 kr.

Closing date: May 15, 2024

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Project grants in Endocrinology and Metabolism - Novo Nordisk Foundation 

The Novo Nordisk Foundation calls for applications within basic and clinical research within the endocrine system and metabolism relating to cellular energy homeostasis. The objective is to promote Nordic research at the highest international level to carry out research projects of 1-3 years duration. In this application round there will be a special emphasis on research projects related to understanding the complexities and the regulation of hormones that are crucial to influence different aspects of women’s health, both at the molecular, cellular and physiological level. The research activities applied for must take place at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Principal investigators are eligible to apply, i.e. experienced independent researchers who have already established their own research field and demonstrated the ability to conduct original research at a high international level, or researchers that are in the process of establishing themselves as independent researchers. 

Closing date: May 28, 2024

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European calls

Research grants -- Centronuclear Myopathies Together Strong

This supports research on treatments and cures for centronuclear myopathies. All researchers worldwide willing to work in the field of centronuclear myopathies are welcome to submit their research proposals in the following priorities:

1. Novel therapeutic approaches to centronuclear myopathies
These approaches may include cellular and molecular approaches that aim to enhance cell function (muscle and other CNM-relevant tissues) such as gene editing, gene replacement therapies, modulation of downstream effects. Furthermore, symptomatic treatments approached directly aiming to improve the quality of life of patients are considered.
2. Cell and Molecular Mechanisms of centronuclear myopathies
Utilization of basic research to improve the understanding of the nature and causes of centronuclear myopathies, so that methods for treatment can be developed.
3. Regenerative Medicine
Development of strategies that provide functional rescue or replacement of degenerated or dysfunctional muscle or other CNM-relevant cells that can lead to improvement of muscle function and/or general physiology.

Grants are worth up to 150,000 € for a period of two to three years. The maximum funding amount should not be considered as a target. Applications with smaller amounts are also very welcome. In addition, co-financing is also possible.

Deadline: anticipated application deadline is 28 April 2024

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Spinal muscular atrophy research grants -- SMA Europe

Within the field of Spinal muscular atrophy, we support a broad spectrum of research with the objective of finding therapies for all people living with SMA, in accordance with our research strategy. SMA Europe awards two types of research grants:

  1. Operating grants are available to principal investigators who have the skills, knowledge and resources to carry out the proposed project and coordinate a multi-team project. A principal investigator:
    • must be a professional or faculty member at an appropriate educational, medical or research institution or SME (small or medium enterprise) biotech and be qualified to conduct and supervise a programme of original research
    • must have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project
    • must have a track record of collaboration with others.
  2. Postdoctoral fellowships:
    • the applicant must be a member of a research team in the laboratory of a senior investigator under whose guidance he or she will conduct the research project.

Deadline: 29 April 2024

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Research fellowships -- European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)

The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) invites nominations for its research fellowships. These support early-career scientists, investigators, and paediatric endocrinologists by financing their research training in a centre of excellence for paediatric endocrinology for a period of up to two years.

Applicants should be at pre-doctorate level and be based in Europe at the time of application. They must be ESPE members or should have applied for ESPE membership and be proposed by their current supervisor/head of department who must be an ESPE member. Current members of the Science Committee and ESPE Council are not eligible to apply for this grant.

The fellowship can be held in the applicant's current department or could be held at another institution with the relevant expertise in paediatric endocrinology.

One Research Fellowship of €125,000 is available for up to two years of research training in a centre of excellence. An additional €15,000 is available for the two-year period for consumable costs (travel and laboratory expenses). Travel and accommodation should be arranged by the fellow.

Deadline: Anticipated application deadline 30 Apr 2024

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Urology scholarships -- European Association of Urology (EAU)

These support basic urology research at a European research institution for one year.

Applicants must be under 40 years of age, be urologists or urologists-in-training and be members of EAU. Applicants must have acquired a letter of acceptance from the chairman or programme director of the host institution.

The scholarship is worth up to €30,000 for each project, covering living costs, travel expenses and one round trip ticket.

Deadline: This call is repeated 3 times a year. The deadlines for application are January 1, May 1 and September 1 of each year.

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US calls

Federal Funding

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Inborn Errors of Immunity/Primary Immunodeficiencies

Funding Opportunity ID: NOT-AI-24-024

Upcoming deadlines: June 05, 2024. Standard dates apply until March 17, 2027.

Abstract: The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to support research on the discovery and characterization of Inborn Errors of Immunity (IEIs), also referred to as Primary Immunodeficiencies, to understand the causes and mechanisms of disease, enable early detection and molecular diagnosis, and support the development of strategies to treat and eventually cure these disorders.

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New Approaches for Measuring Brain Changes Across Longer Timespans (R01, R21 Clinical Trial Optional) 

Funding Opportunity ID: PAR-24-160 (R01); PAR-24-161 (R21)

Upcoming deadlines: June 5, 2024 (R01) and June 16, 2024 (R21). Standard dates apply until May 08, 2027.

Abstract: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage multidisciplinary investigators to develop new approaches or apply existing approaches in novel ways to measure brain activity, connectivity, genomics, or other aspects across the age spectrum of neurodevelopment. The overarching goal is to extend our understanding of brain development and aging, including studies of the neurodevelopmental origins of later health and disease. Research can include healthy human participants of any age; specific clinical groups such as those with cognitive, motor, or affective regulation challenges; and/or animal research on these domains of function. The studies can focus on longitudinal neuroanatomical or functional changes at any level, including genetics/genomics, single cells, connectomics, neural population activity patterns, and others. This funding opportunity is intended to encourage technological and conceptual innovation to improve repeated measures across longer epochs of the lifespan, to better predict outcomes at later ages.

This NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP), which will be assessed as part of the scientific and technical peer review evaluation. Applications that fail to include a PEDP will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NOFO instructions carefully and view the available PEDP guidance material.

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CDMRP - Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) - Anticipated Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24)

Award Mechanisms: Advancing Clinical Care Through Clinical Trials Award; Career Development Award – Virtual Cancer Center Scholar Option; Convergent Science Cancer Consortium Award; Idea Award; Impact Award; Patient Well-Being and Survivorship Award; Virtual Cancer Center Director Award

Abstract: The FY24 Defense Appropriations Act is anticipated to provide funding for the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) to support innovative, high-impact cancer research. 

The PRCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY24 funding opportunities. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. The FY24 PRCRP funding opportunity announcements for the following award mechanisms will be posted on the website. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the announcements are released.

Congressionally Directed Topic Areas: The FY24 PRCRP appropriation will provide funds for research into cancers not addressed in the other CDMRP cancer programs. To be considered for funding, applications for the FY24 PRCRP must address at least one of the FY24 PRCRP Topic Areas as directed by Congress. At the time of this pre-announcement, the final FY24 PRCRP Topic Areas are not known. 

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Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), US - Request for Applications 2024 Translational Bridge Award (TBA)

Upcoming deadlines: April 29, 2024 (LOI); July 2024 (Full proposal)

Amount: $450,000 over 2 years.

Eligibility: Applicants must have previously received LRA funding or were affiliated with a previously funded LRA award and have completed or will complete the award term, inclusive of any no-cost extensions, between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2024.

Abstract:  The Translational Bridge Award provides funding to bridge the gap between post-discovery and pre-commercial development and to accelerate the pace at which promising LRA-funded foundational research discoveries are translated into clinical evaluation and transitioned to a viable product that impacts patients directly. All projects should advance potential commercial entities or clinical products with a clear and direct relevance to people with lupus and offer the potential to improve diagnosis or standard of care for the disease or usher in a cure. These can include a range of technologies, therapies, interventions, and diagnostics.


CHEST Foundation, US – CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women's Lung Health Disparities

Upcoming deadlines: April 22, 2024

Amount: $10,000 1-year grant: October 1, 2024, through October 31, 2025

Eligibility: CHEST membership is required at the time of application.

  • Applicants must be licensed physicians. Physicians-in-training (residents or fellows), other health care professionals, or clinical researchers with relevant experience will also be accepted.

Abstract: Applications must address important and timely issues surrounding women’s lung health, including, but not limited to, diseases such as COPD and lung cancer. Projects must also demonstrate how they will have a positive impact on the lung health of a community.


International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), US – Young investigator grant

Upcoming deadlines: 18th September, 2024

Amount: Grants are in the amount of USD 50,000 and are intended to fund projects that can be completed in a one-year timeframe.

Eligibility: Applicants must be within five years of initial faculty appointment. They also must be members of the association. Researchers from commercial organisations may not apply.

Abstract: This supports the training of early-career researchers who wish to pursue career in lung cancer diagnosis, treatment or laboratory research, as well as other aspects of the study of lung tumours.


International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology -Early-career research fellowships

Upcoming deadlines: 1st August, 2024

Amount: The fellowships will be awarded for travel lasting 1-2 months. The fellowship is intended to cover travel and incidental costs, as well as living expenses, to a maximum of $6,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of countries that are full or associate members of the IUBMB, hold a faculty position and be actively involved in training PhD students and have received their Ph.D. more than 5 years prior to the award but not more than 15 years prior to the award.

Abstract: The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites applications for its early-career research fellowships. These enable early-career biochemists and molecular biologists work in an established laboratory in the IUBMB region to learn new techniques not available in their own countries.