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Information about Research Professional

Research Professional is an extensive database for worldwide funding opportunities and news about research policy and politics. Karolinska Institutet subscribes to the Research Professional database and it is available for all KI employees and students.


On Campus: Free access to Research Professional. You can start searching directly on the website. However, you need to log in to access all functions (e.g. to save your critera and searches, receive email updates etc.). To set up your account, see information below.

Off Campus: Login required to use Research Professional. To set up your account, see information below.

Get started

You can find information about how to use the database and customise your searchers in the Quick Start Guide, and for more in-depth information, the User Guide.

We recommend that you watch the Research Professional video instructions below. Guides, instructions and other information can also be found by clicking the Help button on the Research Professional webpage.

Video Introductions

Obtain a user account

On Campus: If using a computer on campus (KI IP address), you can easily register a user account. In the top right corner of, click on ‘Register’. This will generate a pop-up window where you enter your name, your KI e-mail address (which will be your username) and a password of your choice. With the account created, you can make full use of the KI subscription from any computer with internet access (click for a tutorial with images).

Off Campus: If you are a KI employee or student and have a problem with the registration, or your computer has a different IP address, contact Grants Office.

Find funding opportunities

The Grants Office recommends using the Research Professional database, which is an extensive source of worldwide funding opportunities and news about research policy and politics. Funding opportunities can be found for most Swedish and international research sponsors (EU and North American) within this database.

Internal KI funding, such as awards for KID grants, Foundations & Funds, and other Swedish and Nordic funding that require administration through KI, may not always show up in the database, but can be found on the Research funding web page and also in the Grants Office Newsletter. To sign up for the Grants Office Newsletter, e-mail

What can you do?

Perform customised searches of thousands of funding opportunities.
Save the search criteria so that you can re-run your search at a later date.
Store interesting funding opportunities, add notes, and share information with your colleagues.
Create e-mail alerts that will send customised funding opportunities to your mailbox.
Find the latest news about research policy and politics.

Additional training and guidance

In addition, the Grants Office can provide training and guidance at your department on using Research Professional. Contact the Grants Office for more information if you are interested in this training.