The PLP program at SciLifeLab has decided to support the continuation of the Technology Development Projects with the potential to generate important capabilities within PLP at the major Clinical Microbiology laboratories in Sweden.
What can be applied for
SciLifeLab PLP program encouraged applications for the continuation of technology development projects related to pandemic research in Clinical Microbiology laboratories.
Research and development of analysis methods is needed between and during pandemics. Areas of interest are diagnostics and analyses of infectious diseases, analyses of immune responses during infections and vaccination and studies of resistance development in viruses, bacteria and other infectious agents. The TDP can also involve education of personnel and support of bioinformatic analyses and data handling.
Who can apply
Grant recipients of the earlier Call for Technology Development Projects (TDPs) within Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness at Clinical Microbiology labs 2022 (PLPCM).
Please note that funding can only be transferred to a Swedish university, and that grants are not allowed to be transferred between collaborators or to external partners.
The maximum grant size is 1.5 MSEK. Observe that there is no guarantee to get a renewal.
Time period for funding: proposals should cover the period July 1st, 2023 to December 31, 2024 but granted funding can be used until April 1st, 2025.
All applications will be evaluated by the SciLifeLab management group, FOHM and external evaluators. Decision of funding will be made by the SciLifeLab board May 24, 2023. In the evaluations we will focus on progress in the earlier project, plans for the future and usability of the techniques during and between pandemics, degree of collaboration with SciLifeLab infrastructures and potential to continue this after 2024.
Start of funding: July 1, 2023