Published: 24-02-2023 16:23 | Updated: 05-05-2023 08:40

StratNeuro Call 2023: Collaborative Neuroscience Research Projects

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StratNeuro announces grants for Collaborative Neuroscience Research Projects.


This funding will support new multidisciplinary collaborations for high risk/high impact research projects in all areas of Neuroscience. The aim is to promote multidisciplinary research though new and innovative collaborations of outstanding scientific quality.


  • One main applicant from Karolinska Institutet (KI). Main applicant must be employed at KI (minimum 50%).
  • One co-applicant employed at or affiliated with KI, or the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), or Umeå University (UmU).
  • Applicants must hold a position at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level (or equivalent) 

Grant amount and conditions

  • Maximum grant amount: 3 MSEK/project over a 2-year period.
  • Applicants can only contribute to one proposal.
  • Researchers with previously funded StratNeuro Collaborative grants are not eligible to apply with the same project or the same combination of applicants.
  • Researchers with ongoing StratNeuro funding (overlapping with the disposition time of the grant in this call) are excluded from applying.
  • Please note that previous unspent funding from StratNeuro precludes additional funding. 

Main section criteria

  • Collaborative synergies of the project 
  • Scientific quality
  • Merits of the applicants

To include in your letter of intent (LOI)

  1. Title page: contact information, affiliation, and a project abstract (maximum 200 words, 1 page).
  2. Project: description of the research and collaborative potential including preliminary results (11 points Arial font, maximum 2 pages including figures and references). 
  3. Scientific merits: description of the relevant merits of the main applicant and the co-applicant, including a list of 5 key publications (maximum 2 pages).


LOI's must be received (as a single PDF file) bu 16:00 on 21 April 2023.

Email submissions to

Selection process

  • LOIs will be evaluated and scored by the StratNeuro Board members. 
  • The evaluation process is based on the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) evaluation criteria. 
  • The 8-10 highest ranked applications will be invited to submit a 5-page research proposal. The full proposal will be evaluated by external experts. 
  • Full proposals must be submitted before the 29 June 2023. Details will be communicated after the LOI evaluation. 
  • Applicants that have been invited to submit a full application will be notified of funding decisions by the end of August 2023. 
  • Awardees will be required to present their project and progress at the StratNeuro retreat and meetings.


Questions, LOI's and completed applications should be submitted as PDF files to:


Vasco Sousa Research Specialist