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The Knowledge Foundation

The Knowledge Foundation is the research financier for universities with the task of strengthening Sweden's competitiveness and ability to create value. The Foundation supports research that is conducted at Sweden's new universities, provided that industry provides a matching amount and actively participates in order to achieve development there as well.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2017

Recruitments 17

Creating strong and dynamic research and education environments requires a continual influx of research and teaching staff. This is why the programme aims to facilitate recruitments. The programme supports the initial phase of new recruitments with the purpose that they should lead to long-term valuable resources for the university.

The programme has four subcomponents:
• Associate senior lecturer
• Senior lecturer
• Professor
• International visiting professor

Deadline: 20/9-17. Read more about the call (pdf).

NU 17 – Online Education for International Positioning

The programme aims to contribute to the international positioning of the university’s internationally strong research and education areas by supporting the development of online, advanced education at second and third-cycle levels.

The objective of the programme is to support the development and implementation of online courses that are internationally viable; with a focus that reflects business sector needs, and which contribute to pedagogical development.

In this call, universities are invited to apply for funds for the development and implementation of online education based on the university’s strategy for international positioning through online education.

Notification of interest no later than 23 May 2017. Deadline: 19/9-17. More about the call (pdf).

Professional Licentiate

The purpose of the programme is to meet the business sector’s needs for research expertise in relevant and well-defined areas via co-produced research training programmes, thereby strengthening the long-term competitiveness of the business sector. 

The purpose of the programme is also to increase the exchange of knowledge between the business sector and academia. By increasing the mobility of personnel and providing more flexible formats for postgraduate education, the conditions for long-term relationships and collaboration between academia and companies are strengthened.

Notification of interest no later than 23 May 2017. Deadline: 12/9-17. Read more about the call (pdf).

HÖG - Research Projects

The programme aims to promote development of new research areas with a potential to either develop new research environments or to renew existing research environments. The purpose is also to contribute to the development and strengthening of the competitiveness of participating companies. The programme is intended to serve as an initial step towards other types of funding programmes at the Knowledge Foundation.

Deadline: 8/6-17. More about the call (pdf)

Industrial Graduate Schools

The programme aims to provide new universities with the opportunity to establish graduate training programmes that contribute to strong research and education environments and strengthen the univerity’s profile.

The purpose is also to meet the business sector’s needs for research expertise in relevant and well-defined areas via co-produced doctoral/graduate training programmes, thereby strengthening the long-term competitiveness of the business sector.

Industrial Graduate Schools are also intended to improve the conditions for long-term relationships and collaboration between universities and companies by increasing the mobility of personnel.

Notification of interest no later than 23 May 2017. Deadline: 12/9-17. More information about the call.

 


The Knowledge Foundation was established in 1994 and since then it has invested some SEK 8.9 billion in more than 2,500 projects. The Knowledge Foundation strives to help Sweden's new universities create internationally competitive research environments, work long-term on strategic profiling and increase cooperation between academia, industry, institutes and society. Universities are responsible for a significant portion of knowledge development and research. Many are leaders in their own special areas, cooperate extensively with industry and contribute to strengthening Sweden's competitiveness and creating growth.

 

Contact Dubravka Eliasson or Mats Dolatkhah for advice.