Molecular Neurogenetics

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Major funding bodies supporting our research


Swedish Research Council  
The Swedish Research Council is the largest provider of public funds for Swedish basic research at Swedish higher education institutions and research institutes. The projects it supports are mainly initiated by the researchers themselves. The support is distributed by the Scientific Councils and the Committees for Educational Science and Research Infrastructures to research that is of the highest scientific quality and best promotes the renewal of research.


Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research was founded in 1994 with capital from the former wage-earner funds, with the objective to support research in natural science, engineering and medicine that strengthens Sweden’s competitiveness.
SSF's research support depends on the returns on capital. University's expectations are much greater than the current annual contribution of around SEK 600 million. This means that the SSF must identify high priority areas, based on comprehensive strategic planning carried out at regular intervals, in collaboration with qualified researchers from universities and industry.


Bagadilico is a network consisting of around 120 researchers, students and technicians from the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering and Lund University Hospital, as well as Cultural Sciences. The aim of this network is to develop and improve treatments for Parkinson's and Huntington's disease and to improve quality of life for patients and their families. Bagadilico is one of Lund University’s Linnaeus environments and the project is supported by the Swedish Research Council with  SEK 75 million (about EUR 7,5 million) over ten years.


The Swedish Cancer Society is an independent non-profit organisation. Their main task is to raise and distribute money for cancer research. As the principal financier of cancer research in Sweden, the Swedish Cancer Society essentially acts as a national research council. Thanks to far-reaching knowledge about cancer in the organisation’s network, the Swedish Cancer Society is also active in areas such as information and forming opinion. The Swedish Cancer Society was founded in 1951 to support cancer research since government subsidies were – and remain – only modest. Today the Society plays an active role in research-funding, fundraising, providing information, knowledge dissemination and in forming opinion.

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The Parkinson Foundation in Sweden, Parkinsonfonden
The Swedish Parkinson’s Disease Association has initiated the launching of a research found in 1987. The found is directed towards clinical research regarding Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson Foundation, Parkinsonfonden, regularly organizes and funds Parkinson's-related research initiatives. The Foundation is dedicated to support clinical research for understanding of the brain and how Parkinson’s disease affects it and for development of a cure for Parkinson's disease.
The Research Foundation of the Swedish Parkinson’s Disease Association is under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Silvia.

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Hjärnfonden (Brain Foundation) awards scholarships and grants to researchers and research groups to enable or enhance important research. Brain Foundation also works to increase knowledge about the brain and its diseases, injuries and disabilities in the general public through information, seminars and lectures.
Brain Foundation's scientific board ensures that the researchers who receive their funding grants or scholarships belong to the Swedish researchers' elite. The scientific board is composed of about twenty of the nation's leading neuroscience experts.

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The Crafoord Foundation
The Foundation aims to: “without a view to making a profit for a given individual person or organization, promote scientific training and research and also the care, upbringing and education of children and young people. Moreover, but only insofar as not to contravene the main purposes of the Foundation as specified above, the Foundation may also promote charitable, social, artistic, sporting or other purposes of public benefit...
In 2011, the Crafoord Foundation received about 500 applications and granted SEK 47.8 million (SEK 55 million in 2010) for scientific research.


Barncancerfonden (Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation)
Each year some 300 families in Sweden experience the unimaginable - a child receiving a diagnosis of cancer. Barncancerfonden are working to make life easier for these families.
The foundation's primary mission is to fund research and education in children's cancer, with the vision to eradicate childhood cancer.
The foundation's core values are:
Hope - to spread hope with each other and the environment;
Courage - to show courage by seeing the reality as it is;
Responsibility - to take responsibility for children and families.

We are also grateful for the support from the following foundations: 

The Jeansson Foundation
The Kock Foundation
Magnus Bergvall Foundation
The Segerfalk Foundation
Åke Wibergs Foundation
Märtha Lundqvists Foundation

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