List of Swedish and Nordic External Funding Sources (A-Ö)

Listed below are the Swedish and Nordic funding sources listed in alphabetical order.

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AFA Försäkring (AFA Insurance)

Grants for research and development in working environment and health.

Agneta Prytz-Folkes och Gösta Folkes stiftelse

Supports research in medicine and health care on ageing and Alzheimer's disease.

Alfred Österlunds stiftelse

Supports medical research in the fields of rheumatology, orthopedics, allergy, inflammation, medical chemistry, immunology and microbiology.

Anna-Lisa och Bror Björnssons stiftelse

Promotes medical research on progressive muscular atrophy and related neurological organic diseases and tumor diseases.

Anders Jahre's Awards for Medical Research

Award research of outstanding quality in basic and clinical medicine.


Promote basic drug research. Post-doc scholarships and travel grants.


Supports medical research and nursing research on hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, other bleeding disorders and gene therapy.

Astma och Allergi Förbundet

​ Invites applications for research grants for scientific research on asthma, allergies and other sensitivities.

Barncancerfonden (The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation)

Supports basic research and clinical research on childhood cancer, the development of new investigation and treatment methods by travel grants and research positions (research assistants, post-doctorates, clinical research months and clinical PhD studies).


Supports research that aims to prevent, cure or alleviate diabetes in children and adolescents.

Bengt Ihre Research Fellowship

A national fellowship within research on gastroenterology and surgical gastrostomy.

Berth von Kantzow Stiftelse

Supports medical, technical and economical research.


Supports research projects aiming to improve the conditions for persons who have been subjected to crime, or increase the knowledge about problems concerning crime victims.


Supports patient oriented breast cancer research with clinical anchoring by project grants and travel grants.

Cancerfonden (The Swedish Cancer Society)

Supports basic research and clinical research on cancer by travel grants, clinical research positions and research positions (post-doctorate, young investigator award, senior investigator award).

Cancer- och Allergifonden

Supports environmental cancer and allergy research.

Center for Innovative Medicine, CIMED

CIMED focuses on basic and medical research aiming towards greater understanding and improved treatments of important health problems and diseases. Junior and senior investigator grants as well as infrastructure grants.

Danish Diabetes Academy

Aims to enhance the quality of Danish diabetes research by building up a platform of networking and knowledge sharing between national and international researchers within diabetology. Grants for visiting scientists.

Demensfondens forskningsstipendier

Supports research on dementia.


Supports research on diabetes with high scientific quality.

Diabetes Wellness Sverige

Supports diabetes related research (both type 1 and 2) which aims at improving the quality of lives of people living with diabetes.

Dr Margaretha Nilssons stiftelse

The foundation is aimed at researchers in various medical fields.

Dr Per Håkanssons stiftelse

Research support is provided to junior researchers with research projects in the disciplines of medicinal chemistry, physiology and food chemistry. In some circumstances, post-doctoral fellowship may be financed entirely or partly.

E och K.G. Lennanders stipendiestiftelse

Scholarships are provided for young Swedish researchers at any of the country’s universities and other institutions of higher learning, to support independent scientific and medical investigations and work that is promising from the standpoint of scientific/practical results.


Supports research relating to the improvement and further development of such methods of healing that are natural, with the effects of not only medicine, but also food and environment are observed. Research in the significance of the environment and the way of life for the state of health is also supported.

Erik Philip-Sörensens stiftelse

Supports scientific research in genetics and humanistics.

Erik K. Fernströms stiftelse

The Eric K. Fernström Swedish Price is annually given to younger, highly promising and successful researchers at medical faculties in Sweden.

Eva och Oscar Ahréns stiftelse

Awards project grants for medical research as well as travel grants.

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Familjen Einhorns Stiftelse

The  Foundation supports scientific research in low-income countries, which means long-term development.

Familjen Erling-Perssons Stiftelse (The Erling-Persson Family Foundation)

The foundation primarily awards funding to research and educational projects within medicine and healthcare.

Familjen Kamprads Stiftelse (The Kamprad Family Foundation)

Supports education and scientific research in order to promote entrepreneurship, the environment, competence, health and social improvement. The foundation will specifically focus on implementing the results of the research and education to benefit the many people quickly and cost-efficiently.

FOLKSAM Forskningstiftelse

The foundation, promotes scientific research on accident and disease prevention, rehabilitation and health promotion.

Fonden för Psykisk Hälsa

Supports psychiatric and psychological research in Sweden. Research funds are distributed to registered doctoral students who have completed part-time control or to postdoctoral researchers within five years of their dissertation, in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

FORMAS (The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning)

A government agency which supports basic research and needs-driven research in the areas Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning.

FORTE (The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare)

A government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. FORTE funds basic and needs-driven research which means that the results benefit both research and society.

Forska Utan Djurförsök (The Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments)

Supports scientific research to replace and reduce animal testing.

Forskningsstiftelsen - Folksam

Promotes scientific research on accident and disease prevention, rehabilitation and health promotion.

Fredrik och Ingrid Thurings stiftelse

Supports medical research within psychiatry, children and youths with disabilities or chronic diseases of somatic or psychological nature. Support younger researchers.


Supports and funds research in the area of ​​social security.


Scholarships for travels, primarily for shorter research exchange, field work, workshops, conferences, etc.

Göran Gustafssons Stiftelser

Supports basic research in molecular biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and medicine.

Hedlunds Stiftelse

Supports medical research with a high scientific potential. The Foundation can provide support to research in an important but early stage when research support is not usually given. Contributions can also be given to younger, not yet fully established researchers, for specific projects.

Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse

Supports scientific research.

Henning och Ida Perssons forskningsstiftelse

Promotes medical research on common diseases, preferably cancer.

Henning och Johan Throne-Holsts stiftelse

Promotes research in human nutrition and related sciences by awarding scholarships for postdoctoral studies at leading foreign research centers, scholarships to graduate students studying abroad for a short period of their education and scholarships to visiting international leading researchers for work in Swedish or Norwegian research groups.

Henry og Astrid Møllers Fond

Supports international scientific research in cardiovascular disease and eye diseases.


Funds basic and clinical research on the brain by awarding scholarships for post-doctoral studies and project grants.

Hjärt-Lungfonden (The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation)

Supports clinically-oriented research and prevention-oriented research in the areas of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, as well as tuberculosis. Research grants, project grants, homecoming grants after post-doctoral studies abroad and travel grants.

Hjärt- och Lungsjukas Riksförbund (The Swedish Heart and Lung Association)

Supports scientific research on heart disease and lung disease, especially within rehabilitation and prevention. Funds are preferably given to patient-oriented research that improves living conditions and quality of life for affected groups.

H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Lovisas förening för barnasjukvård

Supports research in the child care area.


Supports Swedish dermatological research, project grants and travel grants.


Supports medical, behavioral and technical research on the hearing impaired and their situation.


Supports research and development of rehabilitation methods and health care of persons who have undergone stoma surgery or have other problems of the digestive- or urinary tract.

IngaBritt och Arne Lundbergs Forskningsstiftelse

Promotes medical scientific research, mainly in cancer, kidney diseases and orthopedics.

Insamlingsstiftelsen Kvinnor och Hälsa

Research stipends for clinical researchers who are early in their research career and who are doing research on women and men in a gender-related perspective.

Jane och Dan Olssons stiftelse

Supports medical scientific research on infertility and child health, scientific research on social and public issues, such as equality and inclusion in society, young people's access to education, future and quality of life and scientific research on violence against women, racism, poverty and discrimination.

Jane och Aatos Erkkos stiftelse

Supports high-quality scientific research, promote the artistic and cultural and other charitable causes both in Finland and internationally.

Jeanssons Stiftelser

Supports scientific research in the medical field and research which is intended to benefit the medical community. Establishment grants for young researchers who are about to establish their own research group.


Supports research in health care and education, which aims to improve the health and quality of life for children and youths with special needs.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW)

Supports research projects of high scientific potential, infrastructure of national importance and individual excellent scientists. The funding mainly goes to research and equipment within natural sciences, technology and medicine.

Konsul Th C Berghs stiftelse

Promotes scientific research, focusing on allergy research conducted in Sweden.


Supports research on how diet can affect health.

Kronprinsessan Margaretas Arbetsnämnd för synskadade

Awards research grants for the support of medical research regarding visual impairments.

Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapet i Lund (The Royal Physiographic Society)

Supports research within natural science, medicine and technology. Project grants for junior researchers, scholarships for post-doctoral studies and travel grants.

Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien (The Royal Swedish Academy of Science)

Supports general medical research, research on neurophysiology or cancer of the liver and bile ducts. Post-doctoral fellowships, scholarships to graduate students, research grants and recruitment grants.

Laerdal Foundation

Supports research in acute medicine as well as research related to saving lives at birth in low-resource settings.

LEO fondet(LEO foundation)

Supports international dermatological research projects and activities that address issues in disease understanding, disease treatment, disease awareness and patient wellbeing.

Lilla barnets fond

Supports research which can improve the care of pregnant women and newborns.

Lindhés Advokatbyrå Stiftelseförvaltning

The firm manages and administrates a number of foundations which support medical research, mainly postdoctoral and PhD studies as well as travel grants. The foundations support research on treatment and prevention of common diseases as well as basic research in the medical field. Stiftelsen Ragnhild and Einar Lundström Minne supports aging-related research with a focus on health care.

Linnéa och Josef Carlssons stiftelse

Supports scientific research in neurological diseases in children and adolescents.

Lisa och Johan Grönbergs Stiftelse

Supports clinical metabolic research.

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science

Supports accomplished women researchers, to encourage more young women to enter the profession and to assist them once their careers are in progress.

Lundbeck Foundation

Supports independent research of the highest international quality with special focus on young researchers within neuroscience, psychiatry and allergology/immune modulation.

Magnus Bergvalls stiftelse

Grants to fund Swedish scientists and Swedish scientific departments.

Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW)

Primarily grants funding for scientific research within the humanities and learning.

Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW)

Primarily grants funding for projects related to law, social science and other social sciences together with fellowships in clinical medicine.

Martin Rinds Stiftelse

Supports medical and epidemiological research as well as research in environmental medicine. Project grants, PhD grants and travel grants.

Mary Béves Stiftelse för Barncancerforskning

Supports clinical research in children's oncology, both near patient as well as experimental. Scholarships for PhD students, postdoctoral students as well as project grants.

Mats Klebergs Stiftelse

Supports research on heart and lung diseases.

MISTRA (The Swedish foundation for strategic environmental research)

Supports research of strategic importance for a good living environment and sustainable development.


Supports people working with child care in Stockholm County Council. Travel grants and research grants.

Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency)

Supports applied, needs-oriented research. The aim is to generate practical applicable research findings that will lead to an increased ability to solve societal problems.

Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor (Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society)

Distributes funds to the civil society in the form of support for organisations, projects and international cooperation.


Funds research in a number of areas that are linked to Sweden's environment.


Supports medical research on neurological diseases and/or disabilities, as well as social and behavioural science research.


Supports research on kindney disease and kidney transplants. Project grants and travel grants.


NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers that provides funding for Nordic cooperation within all fields of research. Applications may require a signature from the head of Grants Office.

Nordic Cancer Union

The Nordic Cancer Union provides funding for projects of high standard within the field of cancer in line with its statutes.

Nordiska rådet

Supports Nordic collaboration within different areas.

Norrbacka-Eugenia Stiftelsen

Supports research on people with permanent physical movement impairment.

Novo Nordisk Foundation

Supports research within diabetes care, haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy as well as supporting scientific, humanitarian and social purposes. Applications may require a signature from the head of Grants Office.

OE och Edla Johanssons vetenskapliga stiftelse

The foundation awards scholarships for research, preferably in science, engineering and medicine.

Olle Engqvist stiftelse

Supports scientific research.

Ollie och Elof Ericsson Stiftelser

Supports research in the disciplines of medicine, engineering and economics. The Foundation is aimed primarily at young independent researchers who are starting their own groups.

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Supports clinical research in the Parkinson area. Project grants, travel grants and grants for apparatus.

Percy Falks Stiftelse

Supports project for research on breast cancer and prostate cancer.


Contributes to scientific research on psoriasis.

Radiumhemmets forskningsfonder (The Cancer Research Foundations of Radiumhemmet)

Supports research projects in areas such as breast cancer, gynecological cancer, lung cancer, malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and sarcomas. They also fund translational projects aimed at improving diagnosis and understanding of tumor characteristics. Research grants and travel grants.

Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse

Supports junior researchers to establish innovative research and develop independence.


Supports funding of scientific research into rheumatism and treatment methods. Awards project grants, prizes and PhD grants.

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

Promotes and supports research within the humanities and social sciences.

Riksförbundet Cystisk Fibros

Supports scientific, clinical and social research on cystic fibrosis.

Riksförbundet för Rörelsehindrade Barn och Ungdomar, RBU

Supports research that prevents, restricts or eliminates the consequences of disabilities.

Riksförbundet för Social och Mental Hälsa

Scholarships may be sought by the person engaged in humanistic and socially oriented research that can lead to a better life for people with mental illness. Research that puts the user's experience and knowledge in focus to be given special attention. Young researchers are encouraged to apply.

Rolf Lufts Stiftelse för Diabetesforskning

Awards scholarships to young diabetes researchers as well as the Rolf Luft Award which annually honors one scientist worldwide for outstanding contributions to endocrinology and diabetes research.

Scandinavian Society of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine

Promotes clinical physiology and nuclear medicine in Scandinavia.

Science & SciLifeLab

Awards a prize for young scientists, aimed at rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers.

Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)

A government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world.

Skandinaviska forskningsstiftelsen för Åderbråck och Vensjukdomar

Promote research in human diseases due to lack of venous function.

Statens institutionsstyrelse, SiS (National Board of Institutional Care)

Priority areas of the Board are health care interventions and outcomes, processes of development, ethics and attitudes, organization and cooperation issues. The main focus is social science research, but also legal and medical research is important, especially regarding child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry and addiction care.

Stiftelsen Apotekare Hedbergs fond för medicinsk forskning

Supports clinical research in the area of inflammatory diseases.

Stiftelsen Barn och Miljö

Promotes scientific research in the environmental field and to spread knowledge and understanding of environmental issues, especially to the external and internal environment of children and youth.

Stiftelsen Bengt Lundqvist Minne

Supports scientific research in the field of chemistry.

Stiftelsen Blanceflor Boncompagni-Ludovisi

Promotes scientific education and research by granting individual scholarships, in the areas of physics, chemistry, odontology, medical science, engineering, computer science, geophysics, geochemistry and astrophysics. The Foundation awards scholarships mainly for graduate students or post-doctoral studies. The applicants must be Swedish or Italian.

Stiftelsen Clas Groschinskys Minnesfond

Supports young researchers who are in the process of establishing their own projects and research in medicine and social sciences.

Stiftelsen Drottning Silvias Jubileumsfond

Awards grants to postgraduate students performing research on children and disabilities.

Stiftelsen för Gamla Tjänarinnor

Awards funds for the promotion of scientific research in Geriatrics

Stiftelsen för njursjuka

Awards patient-oriented research on patients with chronic end stage renal disease or kidney transplants.

Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning, SSF (The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research)

Awards grants to strategic research in natural science, engineering and medicine. The goal is that the research should ultimately be of benefit to Swedish industry and society. The grants mainly take the form of research group grants and individual grants. SSF also sponsors programmes that encourage mobility between academia and industry.

Stiftelsen Lars Hiertas Minne

Supports individual researchers for projects in all disciplines.

Stiftelsen Läkare Mot Aids Forskningsfond

Supports Swedish research on treatment, vaccines and prevention against HIV infection and AIDS. Research grants are preferably given to young researchers early in their career.

Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden

Supports research within natural sciences, including medicine

Stiftelsen Professor Nanna Svartz fond

Supports scientific research within internal medicine.

Stiftelsen Promobilia

Primarily provides grants for the development of assistive devices for persons with impaired mobility, but also support the research of comprehension on reading and writing as well as research on various diseases that can lead to serious moving disabilities. Project grants, PhD grants and post-doc grants.

Stiftelsen Samariten

Supports research primarily in medical child care.

Stiftelsen Solstickan

Supports research for improving the health and living conditions of children, the elderly and the disabled. PhD grants and post-doc grants.

Stiftelsen Sunnerdahls Handikappfond

Support medical and applied research on children and youths with disabilities.

Stiftelsen syskonen Svenssons stiftelse för medicinsk forskning

Supports physicians and scientists performing medical research on endemic diseases, mainly on osteoarthritis.

Stiftelsen Tysta Skolan

Supports audiological research.

Stiftelsen Wilhelm och Martina Lundgrens Vetenskapsfond

Supports scientific research and teaching.

STROKE förbundet

Supports STROKE research.

Svenska Celiakiförbundets forskningsfond

Awards grants for research on celiac disease.

Svenska Diabetesstiftelsen

Supports research with clinical and focus on diabetes in children and adolescents, mainly awards PhD-students.

Svenska endokrinologförening

Supports endocrinological research, mainly to researchers who are early in their research careers.

Svenska Föreningen för Allergologi (Swedish Association for Allergology)

Supports research within the area of asthma and allergy.

Svenska försäkringsföreningen

Supports studies and research in the field of insurance.

Svenska Institutet, SI (The Swedish Institute)

Administers and awards scholarships to promote sustainable relationships and mutual learning processes, which in turn evolve from interpersonal meetings, education and cultural experiences. SI administers scholarships aimed at international students, researchers and professionals.

Svenska Läkaresällskapet (The Swedish Society of Medicine)

The scientific organisation of the Swedish medical profession which promotes research, education and development in the healthcare sector. Project grants, scholarships for post-doctoral studies, travel grants as well as prizes.

Svenska Sällskapet för Dermatologi och Venereologi (Swedish Society for Dermatology and Venereology)

Supports Swedish research in skin diseases.

Svenska Sällskapet för Medicinsk Forskning, SSMF (The Swedish Society for Medical Research)

Supports medical research. Project grants for junior researchers, scholarships for post-doctoral studies and travel grants.

Svensk Gastroenterologisk Förening

The foundations which are handled by the association primarily support research within the areas of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopic examinations of the digestive tract. Project grants, PhD grants, post-doc grants and travel grants.

Svensk sjuksköterskeförening

Manages a number of funds and scholarships that nurses and nursing students can apply for throughout the year.

Sveriges Dövas Riksförbunds Testaments- och Donationsstiftelse

Awards research which supports the further development of deaf people's participation in society.

Sveriges Läkarförbunds Forskningsfond

Stiftelsen främjar vetenskaplig forskning genom att dela ut stipendier och andra bidrag till medicinsk forskning. Forskningen ska enligt fondens nuvarande inriktning röra medicinsk etik och/eller etik med anknytning till sjukvården.

Sveriges ögonläkarförening (Swedish opthalmological society)

Promotes scientific eye research in order to prevent and treat eye diseases.

Sweden-Japan Foundations

Awards scholarships for studies, research and internships at universities in Japan. The scholarships are primarily intended for studies in engineering, science, economics, law, medicine and commerce.

Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, STINT

STINT offers a wide variety of grant and scholarship programmes to support internationalisation at Swedish educational establishments.


Supports collaborative innovation projects through call for proposals.

Tore Nilssons Stiftelse

Supports junior researchers through grants to individual researchers to promote clinical medical research.

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Ulla-Carin Lindquist stiftelse

Supports research on ALS by awarding prizes and postdoctoral scholarships.

Ulf Lundahls Minnesfond

Supports research on children's health.

Vetenskapsrådet, VR (The Swedish Research council)

Distributes funds to basic research of the highest scientific quality in all areas of research. Project grants, infrastructure grants, post-doctoral studies, clinical research positions etc.


VINNOVA (Sweden’s innovation agency)

Promotes sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation, as well as funding needs-driven research.

Wenner-Gren Stiftelserna (The Wenner-Gren Foundations)

The Wenner-Gren Foundations support international scientific exchange. Scholarships for post-doctoral studies and visiting researchers.

Wera Ekströms stiftelse för pediatrisk forskning

Awards grants in pediatric research, primarily focused on the conditions that affect metabolism.

ÅForsk Foundation

Promotes research within energy, environment, safety & sustainability, infrastructure, materials, processes and products from renewable sources. The foundation supports research grants, travel grants and prizes for the successful dissemination of technology.


Supports research in the areas of Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, dementia, ALS, perinatal brain damage and addictions.

Åke Wibergs stiftelse

Supports medical research projects in both basic and clinical research, preferably junior researchers that are establishing a research group.

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