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The aim of Institutional Grants is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The programme supports projects of high scientific quality which are clearly contributing to the activities of participating educational establishments.
Projects may last for up to four years, conditional upon the acceptance of an interim report after two years. Applicants should be working at a university in Sweden and have obtained their PhD. Applicants may have on-going projects in the Initiation Grants programme, but otherwise there must not be any on-going STINT projects.
The ideal partnership project will have activities encompassing research as well as higher education, although STINT is able to support pure research partnerships. It is of particular importance for young researchers and doctoral students to participate in the exchanges. In this programme, STINT wants to encourage new collaborative patterns and will not prioritise long-standing partnerships. The partnership must be balanced, i.e. the benefits and the personnel exchange should not be primarily in one direction.
Applications will be assessed by experts, focusing on how the proposed international partnership fulfils the following three criteria: 1) contribution to the educational establishments’ internationalisation, 2) scientific quality and novelty and 3) planning and support. Please note that only scientific results from the last five years are taken into consideration for the assessment. This call closes 15:00 December 3, 2013.
For partnerships with educational establishments in Brazil, Korea and Japan, please refer to specific programmes being conducted in collaboration between STINT and research financiers in these countries.
Please read the complete call text.
If you have questions about the programme, please contact Mattias Löwhagen at +46 8 671 19 96 or mattias.lowhagen(at)stint.se