Karolinska Institutet Research Grants 2022-2023

Hereby announces grants for research projects from Karolinska Institutet’s Research Foundation Grants.

There will be no call 2023.


Eligible to apply are all scientists with a PhD or visiting scientists, affiliated to Karolinska Institutet.


Awarded grants varies between 20,000 and 50,000 SEK per person and year.

Special grants for younger scientists

In addition to the general grants, special grants are available for junior researchers, establishing their own research projects. The grant amounts to 100,000 SEK total and spread over 2 years and per grant holder. Eligible to receive special grants are scientists who defended their thesis during the last 7 years. 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.

No separate application is requested. The top applications from junior researchers within respective research area can be eligible for the special grant.

The special grant can only be awarded once.


As the review group also includes non-Swedish reviewers, the application should be done in English in order to ensure that the scientific evaluation of the applications is done in an equivalent and efficient manner.

The application must contain a research plan of maximum 4 000 characters (approximately 1 A4-page), information about supervision and ethical considerations.

The following attachments should be enclosed:

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

Applications must be submitted digitally. The online form will be available ​through KI Prisma during the application period, April 5 – May 3, 2022. The application period opens at 10 am on April 5 and closes 2 pm on May 3

In this call, you have to choose right review group. The groups are divided by main area so it is important that you choose the same review group as the main area.


The decision is made by the Committee of Research and regards funding for two years. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in September/October.

Evaluation criteria

Each individual research project will be evaluated according to the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Research programme
  2. Publications
  3. The applicant’s role as supervisor of active doctoral students and postdocs during the last two years.


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 for the first year, 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