The Swedish Research Links Program – International Collaborative Research Grant

The Swedish Research Links Program offers International Collaborative Research Grants, aiming to support research cooperation between Swedish scientists and scientists within selected low-income to middle-income countries.

The long-term aim of the program is to contribute to mutual scientific and socio-economic development of the countries involved through support for collaborative research projects of high scientific quality and mutual relevance. The program is open to researchers in basic and applied research within all academic disciplines.

In brief, the program seeks to fulfil the following objectives:

  • To support establishment of new research ties
  • To support collaborative research of high quality and mutual concern
  • To support research which addresses global challenges that disproportionally affect low-and middle-income countries and their most vulnerable people.
  • To support research of relevance for an equitable and sustainable development.

Eligible countries 2013

Sweden and the following countries:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Rep. Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian adm. areas, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
  • Africa: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
  • Europe:  Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldavia, Russia (Limited to research cooperation within the areas of democracy and human rights), Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Who may apply?

Applicants for International Collaborative Research Grants are individual researchers who also serve as project leaders and have the scientific responsibility for the project. The application must include at least two principal researchers: one affiliated to a university or research institution in Sweden and one affiliated to a university or research institution in a program country.

The applicants must be citizens or have permanent residence in an eligible country. If more than one program country outside Sweden is involved, each must be represented by a principal researcher.     Applicants must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. The doctoral degree must have been awarded no later than the closing date for applications in this call. We deem your PhD to have been awarded when all requirements for the degree (e.g. compulsory courses, oral public defence and approved doctoral thesis) are completed.   Co-workers are those researchers with a doctoral degree that are most relevant to the implementation of the proposed project.

The Swedish Research Council promotes equal opportunities for men and women. Proposals embracing this policy, both in the proposed collaboration as well as in the research programme, are encouraged.

More details on terms and conditions and instructions for applying can be found on the website below:


Posted on April 3, 2013, in Research grants, fellowship and scholarships, Youth and Agriculture. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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