Research grants

Terms & Conditions

Funding for research

The Foundation will grant funding to applicants from Lund University for research within the field of rheumatic diseases. This applies to pre-clinical as well as clinical research. The need for funding for research into paediatric and adolescent rheumatology is taken into particular consideration. The Foundation grants funding for project costs such as equipment, operating, technical staff, postdoctoral researchers, conferences (active participation required), research exchanges and research visits.

The application must specify whether the project is included in or related to a larger project.

Funding can be sought, normally for one year, by a department or an individual researcher or several researchers. In the case of an application by several researchers, one must be specified as the main applicant.

Funding to finance or partly finance an applicant’s existing post will not normally be granted and such applications should therefore not be submitted.

The Foundation particularly welcomes young applicants at the start of their career but may also grant funding to more senior researchers. The projects for which applications are made should be of high scientific quality.

The application period is 2019-08-15 to 2019-09-30.

The project appendix should have a short introductory summary and should include

  • summary
  • short background description
  • research questions
  • the newsworthiness of the project
  • choice of methodology
  • expected results
  • planned publication of results
  • ethical considerations (if relevant for the project)
  • results achieved during the previous funding period (if applicable)

The project appendix should consist of a maximum of 15,000 characters or 5 pages.

The CV should state clearly:

  • university degree (discipline/subject area)
  • doctor’s degree, Ph.D. (year, discipline/subject area)
  • relevant post-doctoral placements, (year and placement)
  • docent qualification (year)
  • present employment, appointment, the proportion of research involved
  • previous academic employment and appointments (specify the type of position)
  • any parental leave etc
  • supervision experience within research appointments
  • total number (no lists!) of published papers (referee-processed original papers and reviews/book chapters and the equivalent)

The CV should consist of a maximum of 2 pages.

An applicant can be granted repeated funding (usually for not more than three consecutive years) but the Foundation may give priority to new applicants.

Applications not fulfilling the above requirements will not be processed.


The Foundation does not generally grant funding to doctoral students or to emeriti. In addition, funding is not granted for study trips, festschrifts or costs for teaching. Funding for personal computers is only granted to a very limited extent.

Funding for costs incurred prior to 1 December 2019 may not be applied for.

The Foundation permits a maximum of 25% of costing supplements (incl. rent) that are directly related to the research project.

Oral references will not be taken into consideration. For information about how we handle personal data (GDPR), see our integrity policy.

Confirmation as to whether funding has been granted or not will be sent by letter in December 2019.

Payment will be made following a requisition in writing submitted in close conjunction with the use of the grant.

Grants may not be used for any other purpose than those that the Foundation approves. Requisitions may not be made until such time as the recipient requires payment. The Foundation pays grants within two weeks of receipt of a requisition in writing, but in January 2019 at the earliest. Equipment funded by the Foundation becomes the property of the recipient department. Recipients of grants have a duty, within a maximum of nine months after payment, to submit an account to the Foundation specifying how the money has been used. Failure to provide such an account, wholly or in part, results in a duty of repayment of a corresponding sum. The letter confirming the grant specifies how such an account shall be made. The Foundation may grant deferral of such an account if deferral is requested in advance and if the Foundation deems such deferral to be reasonable.

Grants for which requisition has not been submitted by 31 December 2020 at the latest will not be paid.

The Foundation presupposes that, when the research results are published, it will be specified clearly that the Foundation has contributed funding.

The name of the Foundation is Anna-Greta Crafoords Stiftelse för reumatologisk forskning.

All applications must be received latest 30 September at 3:00 PM

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