ìShizu Matsumuraîs Donation

Karolinska Institutet hereby invites applications for research grants in pediatrics from the ìShizu Matsumuraîs Donation.


The donation is intended to be used for paediatric research.


Eligible to apply are researchers, affiliated to Karolinska Institutet, and with a doctoral degree earned no more than 7 years ago. The time limit may be extended with a maximum of 24 months (equivalent to full-time) compensating for clinical activity, parental leave, military service or long-term sick leave.


Normally 2 persons is awarded 60,000 to 85,000 SEK per person. You can never get more than the requested amount.


The application must contain a research plan of maximum 15 000 charachters (approximately 4 A4-pages), an abstract of about 1 A4-page, ethical considerations and a budget.

The following attachments should be enclosed:

  1. A publicationslist stating the 10 most relevant publications for this call besides a complete publication list for the previous 5 years and the current year.

If you have previously been awarded a grant from the foundation, you are asked to enclose a progress report with your current application, otherwise it won’t be taken into account.

Applications must be submitted digitally. The online form will be available ​through KI Prisma during the application period, April 6 – 20, 2021. The application period opens at 10 am on April 6 and closes 2 pm on April 20.


Decision of grant will be taken by the Committee of Research. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in June.


After the end of the term, you have to login to Prisma and confirm whether you have used the money, or at least have started using the money, or not. If you have not used the money at all during the disposition period, these should be returned to the Foundations and Funds.

Reports are submitted via Prisma about 12 months after the money has been paid, except for travel benefits where reporting takes place approximately one month after the end of the term. You will receive an email notification when it is time to report.


For questions regarding this call please e-mail: fonder@ki.se