Published: 14-03-2024 14:05 | Updated: 14-03-2024 14:38

StratNeuro Call 2024: Funding for postdoctoral researchers

Growing plant.
Photo: Drew Farwell

The Strategic Research Area Neuroscience, StratNeuro, announces up to ten grants to support postdoctoral researchers at Karolinska Institutet.

This StratNeuro funding aims to support outstanding postdoctoral researchers in basic and clinical neuroscience who are already conducting research at KI and need support to continue and complete their projects.


  • Applicants must currently have a postdoctoral position (employment or affiliation) at KI
  • Applicants must have started their postdoctoral position at KI before 1st of October 2022. 
  • The duration of the postdoc position must not exceed 6 years by the 31st of December, 2025 
  • Previous awardees of StratNeuro postdoc funding are not eligible

Grant amount

800,000 SEK, which can only be used to finance the postdoc salary costs (including social benefits and indirect costs).

Main selection criteria

  • Scientific quality of the project, including preliminary data
  • Novelty and originality of the project
  • Merits of the postdoctoral researcher (note: the postdoc is the applicant, not the group leader)

The application must include

(Format Arial, 11 p)

  • Title page: 1 page with contact information, group affiliation and a project summary of maximum 150 words.
  • Project description: maximum 3 pages including preliminary data, figures, project time frame, and references.
  • Biographical sketch of the postdoctoral applicant, including current/pending sources of support and a list of the 5 most relevant publications (max 2 pages)
  • Motivation: maximum 200 words describing how the StratNeuro funding will promote completion of the project
  • Document signed by the head of department and the head of administration, that includes:
    • a) certificate of the applicant’s employment or affiliation (i.e. confirming the applicant’s employment or affiliation, including date when the postdoc position started) 
    • b) statement agreeing to host the researcher during the project.


You can submit your application as from 18 March 2024 and until 22 May 2024 by 17:00.

Email submissions to

Selection process

  • Applications will be externally reviewed.
  • The review process will be conducted in agreement with the evaluation criteria of the Swedish Research Council.


  • The grant cannot be used to finance stipends
  • Last date of disposal for this grant is 31 December 2025. Funds that have not been used within this time will be transferred back to StratNeuro.


Vasco Sousa Senior Research Infrastructure Specialist