Published: 07-02-2022 15:51 | Updated: 07-02-2022 15:56

Current calls, week 6, 2022

Tips from Grants Office regarding current calls

Swedish and Nordic calls

 

Staff exchange for applied AI-research 2.0 – Vinnova

In this call, you can apply for a grant for staff exchange between Sweden and France, Germany, Canada, US or Brazil, in order to increase the organization´s AI competence and initiate long-term cooperation.

Closing date: 17 February 2022

Further information 

 

Research funding – Swedish Brain Foundation

These support clinical and basic scientific research on the brain and other nervous systems and diseases, injuries and disabilities throughout the nervous system. Grants are worth SEK 600,000 per year for up to three years.

Closing date: 1 March 2022

Further information

 

Research grants – Jane och Dan Olssons Stiftelse för Vetenskapliga Ändamål

These support research in social and non-profit issues, childlessness and children's health, as well as violence against women, racism, poverty and discrimination.

Closing date: 1 March 2022

Further information 

 

Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord foundation – Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

These support basic research within and outside Sweden, in mathematics, astronomy, earth sciences, life sciences with a special focus on ecology, and polyarthritis. The total budget is SEK 750,000.

Closing date: 10 March 2022

Further information 

 

Early-career grants: prevention of antibiotic resistance – Foundation to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

These support early-career individuals from diverse backgrounds that want to carry out projects on the prevention of antibiotic resistance. Grants are worth up to SEK 300,000 for up to one year.

Closing date: 10 March 2022

Further information 

 

Grants for the prevention of infections and antibiotic resistance among elderly – Foundation to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

These grants support research, educational initiatives and information activities aimed at combating antibiotic resistance, with a focus on infections among elderly. The grant is worth up to SEK 1 million for up to three years.

Closing date: 10 March 2022

Further information 

 

Prince Daniel's research grant for promising junior researchers – Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation

These support the new generation of junior researchers. The grant is worth up to SEK 6 million over three years.

Closing date: 15 March 2022

Further information 

 

Health research projects – Kavli Trust

These support collaborative research in established and prioritised evidence gaps in mental health problems in children and adolescents. The total budget is NOK 20 million for grants worth between NOK 3m and NOK 10m.

Closing date: 15 March 2022

Further information 

 

Svensk-Franska Stiftelsens stipendier

Svensk-Franska Stiftelsen har sedan 1935 verkat för att främja kontakterna mellan Sverige och Frankrike genom att dela ut stipendier för eftergymnasiala studier och forskningsutbyte i Frankrike. Stiftelsen har en uttalad ambition att öka antalet ansökningar för forskningsutbyte och välkomnar forskare att ansöka i kommande omgång. Stiftelsens inriktning är bred och forskare från olika vetenskapliga inriktningar välkomnas. Stiftelsens stadgar stipulerar att man måste vara svensk medborgare för att kunna tilldelas medel.  

Stiftelsen har de senaste åren delat ut ca 700-800 tkr per år. Det maximala beloppet per ansökan är 200 tkr.

Sista ansökningsdag är den 15:e april och sker via stiftelsens hemsida

Frågor kan sändas till anna.jakobson@svensk-franska-stiftelsen.se 

European calls

 

ERC-2022-AdG Advanced Grants — European Research Council, EU

European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants support established, leading principal investigators who want long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project. Applicants should be exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions, with a track record of significant research achievements in the last ten years.  Applications may be made in any field of research, with an emphasis on the frontiers of science, scholarship, and engineering.

ERC Advanced Grants may be awarded up to €2.5 million for a period of 5 years, though an additional €1 million can be made available under certain circumstances.

If you are interested in applying for an ERC Advanced Grant with KI as host institution, please contact KI Grants Office for information about required documents and application support.

Closing date: 28 April 2022

ERC Advanced grants

 

Identify obstacles to vaccination of physical, practical or administrative nature and develop recommendations

European Health and Digital Executive Agency, EU

The European Health and Digital Executive Agency invites tenders for its identify obstacles to vaccination of physical, practical or administrative nature and develop recommendations call. Tenderers will support EU member states in overcoming obstacles to vaccination by carrying out a mapping of vaccination services in all EU member states, assessing obstacles’ negative impact on vaccination coverage rates, identifying best practices to overcome such obstacles and developing final recommendations.

Legal and natural persons based in EU member states may submit bids.

The contract is worth €5.2 million over three years.

Closing date: 4 March 2022

Deadline Information This is a one-off opportunity. Future rounds are not expected. Tenders due by 4pm Brussels time.

Further information 

 

Research grants
 

Cure Parkinson’s Trust, GB

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust invites applications for its research grants. These support laboratory or clinical research projects that have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Applications must be for research that slows, stops or reverses underlying disease progression. Priority is given to research which has potential to translate into the clinic within five years.

Applications are invited world wide.

Grants are worth up to £250,000 each.

Closing date 11 March 2022 (Forecast)

Deadline Information We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we have forecast the deadline to be around March 2022. But normally we'd expect to have heard by now, so there is a chance the next round could be delayed or cancelled. Deadlines on: 11 March 2022, 27 May 2022, 29 September 2022.

Further information 

 

COMING SOON: Research grants

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, EUR

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in January 2022. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology invites proposals for its research grants. These enable scientists and clinicians to undertake basic and clinical research in the field of reproductive medicine. Two grants are available:

•grant focusing sperm freezing and function – worth €75,000 over three years;

•grant focusing on protection and treatment of male fertility – worth €200,000 over three years.

Applicants must be members of the society working in the field of reproductive medicine and biology, and may be of any nationality. Projects must be carried out by a coordinator and between one and six associated investigator. Collaboration between research groups is encouraged.

Closing date: 1 April 2022 (Forecast). We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around April 2022. This call is repeated once a year.

Further information 

 

Research fellowship

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, EUR

The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology invites applications for its research fellowship. This enables young scientists to receive advanced training on basic or clinical research in dermatology or venereology in a high standard clinical or research centre in a country other than their own.

Dermatologists, venereologists, residents in dermatology-venereology and junior post-doctoral scientists with a special interest in dermatology or venereology may apply. Applicants must be of European nationality, be under 40 years of age and have previous published experience in the field of research they are planning to engage in or have a track record in skin research documented by their publication records.

Fellowships are worth up to €30,000 each over one year and cover travel, insurance costs and living expenses.

Closing date: 1 April 2022 (Forecast). We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around April 2022. This call is repeated once a year.

Further information 

 

Dermatology and venereology project funding

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, EUR

The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology invites applications for its dermatology and venereology project funding. This supports projects involving several experts groups from European countries and benefiting patients with skin diseases. Projects must contribute to the mission and reputation of EADV.

Investigators with sufficient background experience or training may apply.

Funding is worth up to €100,000 per project and may be used to cover salaries, equipment, facilities and administrative costs as well as travel and publication costs.

Closing date: 1 April 2022 (Forecast). We have no information from the funder yet about the next call. Based on past experience, we forecast the deadline to be around April 2022. This call is repeated once a year.

Further information 

US calls and other international calls
 

Federal Funding agencies

 

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed), NIH

This FOA seeks applications for unique and innovative recording and/or modulation technologies that are in the earliest stage of development, including new and untested ideas that are in the initial stages of conceptualization. Some projects may aim to increase recording or modulation capabilities by many orders of magnitude, while others may aim to improve the precision and selectivity of recording or modulation (also referred to as stimulation, perturbation, or manipulation). A wide range of modalities are appropriate including acoustic, chemical, electrical, magnetic, optical and chemical, as well as the use of genetic tools.

Invasive or non-invasive approaches are sought that will enable large-scale recording and/or precise manipulation of neural activity, and that would ultimately be compatible with experiments in humans or behaving animals. Applications are encouraged from any qualified individuals, including physicists, engineers, theoreticians, and scientists, especially those not typically involved with neuroscience research.

Deadline: May 2, 2022; October 28, 2022; May 1, 2023; October 27, 2023. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): RFA-EY-21-001

Further info: RFA-EY-21-001: BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (nih.gov)

 

Exploratory or developmental research grant programme (parent R21 clinical trial not allowed): AIDS-related, NIH

A total of 16 institutes and offices of the National Institutes of Health invite applications for their exploratory or developmental research grant programme (parent R21 clinical trial not allowed): AIDS-related. The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

Deadline: Standard dates apply. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PA-20-195

Further info: PA-20-195: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  

 

HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), NIH

The goals of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are to stimulate further research on delineating the pathophysiology of HIV-1 associated CNS disease in the setting of chronic viral suppression and ART. In addition, FOA also encourages research studies to aid in the identification/ validation of biomarkers and pre-clinical targets with quantifiable readouts in domestic and international settings. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborative alliances are encouraged but not required.

Deadline: Standard AIDS dates apply. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA):  PA-20-149

Further information: PA-20-149: HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (nih.gov)´

 

Development and Application of PET and SPECT Imaging Ligands as Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and for Pathophysiological Studies of CNS Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed), NIH

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research grant applications that propose the preclinical development of novel radioligands for positron emission tomography (PET) or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging in rodent and nonhuman primate brain and incorporation of pilot or clinical feasibility evaluation in pre-clinical studies and appropriate model development.

Deadline: Standard dates apply by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): PAR-20-037

Further information: PAR-20-037: Development and Application of PET and SPECT Imaging Ligands as Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and for Pathophysiological Studies of CNS Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (nih.gov)

Foundations

 

Senior research awards - Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, US

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America invites applications for its senior research awards. These provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources, such as the National Institutes of Health. Projects must be relevant to inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and must be employed by a public non-profit, private non-profit or government institution that is engaged in health care and health-related research.

Awards are worth up to USD 115,830 each per year for between one and three years. Indirect Costs allowed: 10% of direct costs or up to $10,530.

Deadline: Letter of Intent: May 5, 2022.  Online application submission: July 20, 2022.

Further information: Senior Research Awards | Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (crohnscolitisfoundation.org)

 

Scholars programme – Liver Disease - Gilead, US

Gilead invites applications for its research scholars programme – liver diseases opportunity. This supports emerging investigators in conducting innovative basic, translational and clinical scientific research related to liver disease. This may include research focused on Chronic viral hepatitis (B, C, D), Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), End-stage liver disease and its complications, Non-viral chronic liver diseases, Basic, clinical, and translational research related to liver disease, Health economics outcomes research relating to liver disease.

Citizens, permanent residents and valid visa holders in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and certain Asian countries may apply. Applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree at the time of award and anticipate receiving a faculty appointment or an assistant professorship within 3 years, in association with a research institution in one of the eligible countries. They must have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field.

Awards are worth up to USD 130,000 each over two years.

Deadline:  May 1, 2022.

Further information: Liver Disease Grants | Gilead Research Scholars

 

The Keio Medical Science Prize 2022

Keio University annually awards The Keio Medical Science Prize to recognize researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the fields of medicine or the life sciences. 

Nominees must be currently active in their field of research and be expected to make future contributions to the field. The Keio Medical Science Prize is an international award. 

▪    Individual nominators may make one nomination only.
▪    There is no limit to the number of nominations that institutions or organizations may make, but academic societies may make only a small number of nominations. In the case of making multiple nominations, nominations are limited to one nominee per research theme.

The Prize will be awarded to two laureates. Each laureate receives a certificate of merit, a medal, and a monetary award of 10 million yen. 

Deadline: Nominations for 2022 must reach the Keio University Medical Science Fund Office by March 6, 2022.

For further reading and nomination materials