Published: 24-05-2022 12:16 | Updated: 24-05-2022 13:17

Current calls, week 21, 2022

Tips from Grants Office regarding current calls

Swedish and Nordic calls

Harmful practices in working life - AFA Insurance

Support research on the causes and adequate measures for both rehabilitation and prevention of harmful practices in working life. The total budget is SEK 30 million and projects may last for up to three years.

Closing date: 11 August 2022

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Work environment effects in automation, robotisation and the use of artificial intelligence - AFA Insurance

Supports new and useful knowledge about the effects of technological development on the work environment and health for employees in the private sector. The total budget is SEK 40 million and projects may last for up to three years.

Closing date: 25 August 2022

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Research grants - Nordic Cancer Union

Support collaborative cancer research within the Nordic countries. Research projects must be related to cancer, be uniquely suited to be carried out within the Nordic countries and the effect of collaboration should be synergistic. Projects must include participants from at least three, and preferable several, different Nordic countries, and the principal investigator must be affiliated with a Nordic research institution. Grants are provided for one year but may be renewed to last up to three years.

Closing date: 1 September 2022

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Grants for clinical cancer research - Radiumhemmets Forskningsfonder

Support clinical patient-centered cancer research and translational research within the Stockholm Region in order to promote improved diagnostics and more effective individualised cancer treatment.

Closing date: 1 September 2022

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Gratis patentrådgivning genom KI Innovations, den 13 juni 

Välkommen till gratis patentrådgivning med Høiberg, patentjurister med lång erfarenhet inom life science.

Med rätt rådgivning kan du i de flesta fall kombinera en patentering med fortsatt framgångsrik akademisk forskning.

Har du en affiliering till KI och en idé som du vill utvärdera och se om det är dags att söka patent? Då är detta ett ypperligt tillfälle att få en första utvärdering. Några gånger per termin ger vi dig möjligheten att träffa erfarna patentjurister i ett förutsättningslöst möte.

Läs mer och anmäl ditt intresse till rådgivningen den 13 juni 2022 


Länsförsäkringars Forskningsfond utlyser forskningsmedel 

Länsförsäkringars Forskningsfond utlyser forskningsmedel för att minska skadorna och öka tryggheten med hjälp av data och AI. Utlysningen är bred och vänder sig till forskare som med hjälp av maskininlärning och data vill skapa nya verktyg och bidra till nya insikter:

  • för ökad hållbarhet i samhället
  • för att minska skadorna
  • genom trygghetsskapande insatser både på en lokal och nationell nivå
  • för att utveckla Länsförsäkringars roll som en lokal samhällsaktör

Vi söker forskare som tillsammans med Länsförsäkringar samt andra organisationer vill genomföra konkreta värdeskapande forskningsprojekt. Projektgruppen och ansökan kan utformas fritt av forskningsaktören eller ihop med något/några av bolagen inom Länsförsäkringsgruppen.

Sista ansökningsdagen är den 11:e juli klockan 12:00. 

Forskningsfondens utlysningar - Länsförsäkringar (

European calls


Action grant to support a HERA laboratory network - European Health and Digital Executive Agency

The European Health and Digital Executive Agency invites applications for is action grant to support a HERA laboratory network. This grant aims to establish a pilot network of top-class laboratories and research institutes that have the critical expertise and capacities to provide the information needed in the shortest possible timeframe and to support HERA in identifying emergent pathogens and ensuring the availability of medical countermeasures for improved health preparedness and response.

Applicants must come from EU member states, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The budget is €25 million for one grant.

The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (60%). You can apply for a higher project funding rate (80%) if your project is of ‘exceptional utility’.

Indirect cost flat-rate: 7% of the eligible direct costs

Closing date: 18 August 2022

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Call for proposals for the European Foodome project - European Food Safety Authority

 The European Food Safety Authority invites proposals for its call on the European Foodome project. This supports the creation of a well-structured, comprehensive food composition database by taking advantage of AI technologies. The aim is to reduce knowledge gaps of incomplete biochemical composition of food that limits regulators and health professional's ability to systematically explore how diets impact our health. In addition, the project should also explore how to systematically unveil the mechanistic role of some molecules found in our diets, by building on the findings from recently published pioneering work in linking food chemicals to diseases.

Closing date: 29 August 2022

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3R science prize - European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing

 The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing invites applications for its 3R science prize. This aims to promote the development, validation and acceptance of the three Rs alternative approaches of replacement, reduction and refinement of testing on animals.

Applicants should be based in Europe and have no more than 10 years of postgraduate experience. The prize is awarded for a research project completed within the last five years.

Closing date: 3 October 2022

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Horizon Europe application support - United European Gastroenterology

The United European Gastroenterology invites applications for its Horizon Europe application support. This offers assistance in the EU research funding application process related to digestive health.

Individuals engaged with Pan-European consortium forming initiatives in the exploratory phase of applications to Horizon Europe may apply.

The funder invests up to €10,000 per consortium, providing meeting facilities, catering and other logistical meeting support onsite, reimbursement of costs for accommodation and travel, and advice from large community of experts in digestive health.

Closing date: Applications are considered and accepted on a rolling basis.

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Starting grants - Frick Foundation for ALS Research

 The Frick Foundation for ALS Research invites applications for its starting grants. These support basic biomedical research related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Applicants may be researchers of any nationality with five years of postdoctoral experience and potential to be a research leader. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation.

Two grants are available, each worth CHF 100,000 over two years.

Closing date: 30 September 2022

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US calls


Federal Funding agencies

Research grant, DoD Funding Opportunities for Lupus Research Program (LRP): Department of Defense

The LRP’s mission is to fund research to understand, prevent, and diagnose lupus and to improve treatments and quality of life for patients, including Service Members, Veterans, and beneficiaries. To be considered for funding, applications for the FY22 LRP Idea Award are required to address at least one of the following FY22 LRP Focus Areas:

  • Understanding how lupus disease heterogeneity impacts risk of disease, disease presentation, clinical course, and outcomes; using a diverse range of research disciplines.
  • Understanding the biological mechanisms of lupus disease including, but not limited to, studies of informative/rare patients.
  • Determining the pathobiology of end organ injury related to lupus disease in target human tissues.
  • Improving quality of life for individuals living with lupus including, but not limited to, addressing social determinants of health, access to healthcare resources, outcomes research, patient-reported outcomes, symptom and disease control, and comparative effectiveness research.
  • Understanding the underlying genetic and epigenetic components and gene-environment interactions of lupus and how they may relate to clinical disease characteristics, variations, disparities and differences in response to therapies using functional genomic studies.

Deadlines: Idea Award; Impact Award; Transformative Award - LOI due August 16, 2022 (5:00pm, ET); Full proposal due September 1, 2022 (11:59pm, ET)

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Research grant, DoD Funding Opportunities for Hearing Restoration Research Program (HRRP): Department of Defense

The HRRP aims to advance the science of hearing restoration by funding groundbreaking research that removes barriers in translation and/or diagnosis. To meet the intent of the award mechanism, all applications to the FY22 HRRP Focused Research Award (FRA) must address research in one or more of the following Focus Areas:

  • Accelerate translation of biological regeneration/repair mechanisms into therapies that treat auditory system injury and restore auditory function. For example, but not limited to; hair cell regeneration/repair/recovery; neural regeneration/repair/recovery; treatment for synaptopathy and hidden hearing loss.
  • Diagnostic tests that help differentiate sensory, neural, synaptic, and central processing disorders, that may inform applicability and outcomes for current or future hearing restoration therapeutics.
  • Develop reliable in-vitro human models to facilitate the understanding, derivation, and characterization of human auditory cells, and/or to facilitate the evaluation of hearing restoration therapies.
  • Develop and/or validate techniques/methods beyond the audiogram to diagnose acute auditory system injury in austere or remote environments.
  • Tinnitus or vestibular-related research is excluded.

Deadlines: Focused Research Award - LOI due July 22, 2022 (5:00pm, ET); Full proposal due November 30, 2022 (11:59pm, ET)

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Expanding Prevention Strategies for Mental Disorders in Mobile Populations in Humanitarian Crises (R34 Clinical Trial Optional): NIH

The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and seeks to fund research focused on understanding the role human mobility has on mental health outcomes and developing and testing culturally appropriate preventive interventions for mental disorders that may develop during all phases of migration. This FOA seeks to develop assessment tools, preventive interventions, and implementation approaches to improve mental health outcomes in mobile populations. Applications of interest include those that refine and test scalable and sustainable approaches for intervention use during humanitarian crises. Examples of responsive research include, but are not limited to:

  • Research to identify factors influencing the mental health of mobile populations.
  • Research to adapt and validate culturally appropriate mental health assessments.
  • Research on preventive interventions.
  • Projects that test Implementation Science approaches.
  • Population characteristics.

Deadline: October 25, 2022. Applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-MH-22-180 (R34)

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Research grant, Biological Basis for Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD) Program (Basic Science Projects) 2022, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, US

Cystic fibrosis (CF) results from the dysfunction of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein. The mechanisms by which CFTR dysfunction contributes to diabetes remain poorly defined. To better understand the biological underpinnings of CFRD, we are soliciting applications for basic research projects on the topic. Topics of interest to the CF Foundation include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Exocrine/Endocrine interactions including: absent/altered acinar cell signaling; incretins and enteroinsular axis; impact of exocrine pancreatic disease on endocrine pancreas.
  • Altered/remodeled innervation and vasculature that impact islet function.
  • Relationships between islet cells, inflammation, vasculature, macrophages, adipose tissue and development of CFRD.
  • Cellular pathways for islet maintenance.
  • Redox imbalance and inflammatory states that contribute to CFRD development and progression.
  • CFTR-modulator reversible and non-reversible disease components: prevention, delayed development, halting progression, disease reversal; knowledge and gaps regarding CFTR modulator impact on pancreatic disease across the lifespan; impact of early modulator use on pancreatic function; relative CFTR modulation across CFTR-expressing tissues that may contribute to CFRD.
  • Genes and pathways contributing to CFRD pathophysiology/pathogenesis including: genetic modifiers and tissues of expression; potential to impact genetic modifier targets.

Eligibility: International applicants and institutions are required to submit additional information in accordance with USA Patriot Act and the U.S. Department of Treasury Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines. Applicants must be independent investigators.

Budget: Total funding of up to $150,000/year over a maximum 3-year period per award. An additional 12% of indirect costs may be requested. Approximately 8-10 awards will be granted.

Deadline: Application by 2nd August, 2022.

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Research grant, Innovator Award, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, US

At the Rainin Foundation, we support high-risk research and challenge investigators to push boundaries to advance our goal of predicting and preventing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The Innovator Awards program provides up to $150,000 grants for one-year research projects. Recipients who demonstrate significant progress may receive up to two additional years of support.

Through the Innovator Awards, we invest in new and veteran IBD researchers alike and embrace novel, untested ideas. Our funding interests span the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical science. To date, we have funded the following areas through Innovator Awards:

  • Bioengineering
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Epithelial Cell/Molecular Biology
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant
  • Immunity and Inflammation
  • Microbiome
  • Therapeutic Development and Delivery

Eligibility: Innovator Awards may only have one Principal Investigator, and funding is awarded to their home institution. However additional investigators may be included as Co-Investigators, and the lead institution can create subaward(s). Postdocs are not eligible to apply as a Principal Investigator. Current and former Rainin Foundation Innovator and Synergy research grantees are eligible.

Budget: Total funding of $150,000. The maximum indirect costs (overhead) that can be requested are 10% of total direct costs.

Deadline: LOI by 30th September, 2022. Full proposals by invitation.

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Research grant, Douglas/Schwartz Annual Emerging Investigator Research Award, ResMed Foundation, US

The mission of the ResMed Foundation is to promote novel research as well as public and physician awareness of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), with a primary focus on positive airway pressure therapies and ventilation-based treatments. To honor the memory of two of our original Board members, Sir Neil Douglas and Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, and their many contributions to the field of Sleep Medicine research and education, the ResMed Foundation will administer an annual research grant. This award provides $100,000 to an early-stage career clinical research professional, who submits a research proposal that aligns with the research interests of the ResMed Foundation and is selected from among the proposals submitted for that year.

Eligibility: Early-career clinical research professionals.

Budget: Total funding of up to $100,000. The Foundation's policy is to consider a maximum of 4% of indirect/overhead costs; however the board's preference is to fund direct (program) costs only.

Deadline: Application by 15th September, 2022.

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