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The Swedish Research Council’s Grant for Accessibility to Infrastructure

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The Swedish Research Council has been mandated by the Swedish Government to work towards ensuring Swedish researchers participate to a greater degree in the construction and development of research infrastructure, and towards making research infrastructure more accessible and more used by the business and public sectors.

Type of call Research infrastructure support
Subject area Research infrastructure
Focus Accessibility to infrastructure
Applicant Individual researcher or organisation
Participating researchers A maximum of six researchers may be invited to join the application
Grant period 1–4 years
Budgetary framework A total of around 80 million SEK has been allocated for the call, which means that at least eight grants may be funded
Grant amount Minimum 400 000 SEK per year
Publication of grant award No later than the beginning of November 2018
Start of grant period 2019
Deadline 21 August @ 14:00


The call consists of two parts with different purposes, and applications for funding shall relate to one of them.

  • Funds for activities that facilitate and increase participation in and use of the research infrastructures SciLifeLab, Max IV and ESS by the business sector and public sector. The funds shall be used to develop competence and capacity at the infrastructure to guide and support users from the business sector and public sector, and to attract new users. The aim is to increase participation in and use of research infrastructure by external actors.
  • Funds for developing technically advanced methods, technologies and components. The aim is to promote Swedish participation in the development and upgrading of research infrastructure of major strategic value to Swedish researchers and the Swedish business sector, such as SciLifeLab, Max IV and ESS.

Read the full call on The Swedish Research Council's website

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