The Foundation will reserve NOK 20 million for grants to Nordic research collaboration in the field of medicine for 2018. Only researchers associated with universities or academic institutions in the Nordic countries are eligible for support. Previous collaboration will be regarded as an advantage and should be documented (by co-publications or similar). The collaboration must include specific research groups in at least two Nordic countries and be led by personnel holding professorships or equivalent permanent academic positions.
Applications will be assessed in light of their academic quality and the projects’ potential for development of new and ground-breaking knowledge in medicine. For 2019, the Board of the Foundation has decided to invite applications for research on reparative medicine targeting diseases in the musculoskeletal and peripheral and central nervous system.
Projects should be based on the use of stem cell biology, genetic approaches, tissue engineering, biotechnology, or regenerative medicine with the aim of repairing, regrowing or replacing damaged or diseased cells or tissues.
Research support for each project is restricted to a maximum of NOK 2.5 million per year for a maximum of four years.
Deadline: 15 September 2018.
More information can be found here.