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SSF Agenda 2030 Research Centers (ARC) 2019

Period of application
Grant period
Amount (SEK million)
Scientific Secretary
Mattias Lundberg

Description of call for proposal

SSF announces SEK 200 million in a national call for Agenda 2030 Research Centers on Future Advanced Technology for Sustainability. These shall be mission-oriented with challenge-driven research that meets the highest international scientific standing and promotes innovation, i.e. span technology readiness levels 1-5. The call drives transformation with interdisciplinary research within the above listed visionary areas for substantial impact on sustainable development within our generation with a 10-15 year horizon and beyond. Project will be selected in competition with the intention to fund one Center in each of the following areas: 1."Future nuclear power 2."Plant biotechnology, including GMO and CRISPR/Cas9 3."Hydrogen/Fuel cells 4."Next generation of antibiotics and/or actions to prevent pandemics

Full call for proposal text (pdf):

  Applied Granted Granted as a percentage
Total number of applications 31 4 13%
Life Sciences 17 1 6%
Bioengineering, Medical Technology and Life Science Technologies 6 1 17%
Material Science and Material Technologies 4 1 25%
Information, Communication, and System Technologies 0 0 0%
Computational Science and Applied Mathematics 0 0 0%
Other 4 1 25%
Female main applicants 10 1 10%
Male main applicants 21 3 14%
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