In 2019, the foundation took the decision to prioritise, for the time being, support for innovative research projects with the aforementioned characteristics at Lund University and Malmö University. Within this framework, a total of SEK 37.6 million has so far been awarded and allocated to 19 different research projects within life science.
Projects that are eligible to apply for grants are to specialise in life science, involving concrete and practice-oriented research in which companies have not yet started but in which the conditions are positive for later development of products/services. Applications should relate either to funding for a scientific research project, or to funding for mid-range equipment within the framework of such project.
Funding can be allocated to both planned and current projects, but not to already completed projects. If the application is for a project that is yet to commence, the project is expected to commence by 1 January 2022 at the latest.
At Lund University, the foundation primarily directs its support to projects at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering.
The Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University and Malmö University are each invited to prioritise a maximum of five proposals for recipients of grants at their respective units. In conjunction with joint applications between units, the number of permitted applications from each higher education institution will be adapted accordingly. A maximum of one application per main applicant can be given priority.
Applications are submitted in stage one to each higher education institution. Applications are to be received by the higher education institutions by 9 May 2022 at the latest. After this, priority will be given according to the above.
Applications from researchers at the Faculty of Medicine and LTH for Stage 1 should be sent to Kristin Scott, Kristin.Scott@lth.lu.se.
In stage 2, the main applicants for the prioritised projects submit their applications via the foundation’s application module at www.matspaulssonstiftelserna.com. The applications are to be received by the foundation by 22 August 2022 at the latest.
The foundation’s Research and Innovation Council processes the applications, after which the board of the foundation takes a decision on grants. Grant decisions will be announced by the foundation in October 2022.
Contact for the foundation
Mats Paulsson Foundation for Research, Innovation and Community Development:
0431 445 157
Contact for LTH and the Faculty of Medicine
046 222 15 19