Announcement of funding for research conference support

The Committee for Research hereby announces funding to support the organisation of research conferences and workshops.


Support for research conference or workshop. Applications in all subject areas are welcome from both junior and senior researchers.


Eligible to apply are individuals who have completed a doctoral degree no later than the end of the application period and is employed by Karolinska Institutet. There is no requirement for co-financing from the department or other funding agencies, but this can strengthen the application.


The total budget for the announcement is SEK 1 million and the maximum amount for one proposal is SEK 250,000. The funds must be used in 2022. The funds must not be used for other purposes than the intended conference or workshop. If a physical conference is planned and funded by this initiative, and then changed to a digital conference at a lower cost, the funding may be reduced.

Assessment and assessment criteria

The evaluation team is chaired by the Vice-Rector for Research and consists of members of the Committee for Research. The team has a mandate from the Committee for Research to evaluate the quality of the conference and its strategic benefits for KI. Strategic benefits are, for example, if the conference brings together basic and clinical researchers, stimulates collaboration between KI and ’Region Stockholm’, or addresses a specific problem or a new field of research.


The application should contain information about the goals of the conference, its format (digital, IRL, hybrid), organizers, target group, number of participants, the benefits for KI, learning outcomes and other potential funding sources. Preliminary planning for the conference such as number of sessions, list of invited lecturers with status (tentative / invited / confirmed), affiliation, and presentation titles. Preliminary budget (incl. indirect costs) with, for example, venue and IT costs, hotel and food costs, and costs for invited lecturers, must be included in the application.

The application must contain the desired information divided into the following appendices:

  • Purpose of the conference including motivation and benefits for KI (maximum 1 A4 page)
  • Preliminary conference plan (maximum 1 A4 page). Preliminary program can be attached to the application
  • Planned budget in tabular form with comments (maximum 1 A4 page)
  • Application must be signed by head of department in Prisma.

Times New Roman, 12 points should be used.

The application is completed electronically in KI Prisma and the deadline is April 20th 2022 at 14:00.   


Allocation decisions are made by the Committee for Research and the applicants are notified by e-mail in early May. 2 (2)

Final report

After the end of the disposition period, the applicant should log in the Prisma portal and provide information on whether the money has been used in full, in part, or not at all. If the money has been used in part or not at all during the disposition period, the remaining funds must be paid back to the Committee for Research. A short report that summarizes the conference and its outcomes should also be provided.

You will receive a notification via e-mail when it is time to report.


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