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Research funding transferred from Sida to the Swedish Research Council
September 24, 2017 - 06:40
Programmes that are part of funding of Swedish research of relevance to low and middle income countries (U-forsk), as well as Swedish Research Links, will thereby be handled entirely by the Swedish Research Council. The rationale for this transfer is to ensure the best possible scientific quality of these activities.
South Asia related projects given U-forsk grants
These u-forsk grants belong to the most important ways of financing Swedish research projects related to developing countries, including South Asia – see SASNET’s databases from 2003 onwards. The aim has been to establish and maintain a knowledge base of relevance to aid and development issues, plus capacity for developing country research in Sweden.
Deadline for applications for the period 2013–2014 was Tuesday 3 April 2012. The funding decisions will now be made by the Director-General of the Swedish Research Council. These decisions will be published on 23 January 2013.
The Swedish Research Council will issue a new call for applications for U-forsk this year. The exact date of the call for applications has not yet been set. There will not be any major changes in the terms and conditions of funding compared with those of previous years. Additional information regarding the 2013 call for applications will be available soon.
Regarding the Swedish Research Links programme, the decision will not mean any changes for researchers submitting applications. The Swedish Research Council has been handling this programme for several years, even though up until now, Sida has been responsible for the funds. More information.