The Center for Innovative Medicine (CIMED) at Karolinska Institutet South Campus supported by the Stockholm County Council opens a call for proposals for Infrastructure Grants for up to 3 years, with a total available budget of up to 8 million SEK/year.

The aim of CIMED is to create a dynamic scientific environment with world-class scientists and infrastructure; to further integrate basic and clinical medicine, and to increase the pace of making research findings benefit patients by improved diagnosis and new therapeutic developments. CIMED is localized to the Karolinska Institutet South Campus in line with the aim of SLL to stimulate the development of the southern region of the Stockholm County.

The grants are intended for support of core facilities located at the South Campus and may be used for support for existing core facilities as well as for the establishment of new ones.

In line with the definition by The Research Strategy Committee at KI, CIMED defines a core facility as a service provider that provides services that cannot easily be implemented by independent research groups and provides “fee for service” without other demands (such as co-authorship) to customers at KI and SLL at the South Campus.

The Core Facility shall aim at an economic model based partly on financing by customer fees.

The grants can cover a period up to 3-years with the possibility also for one-time grants to support acquiring instruments central for the services of the core facility. The CIMED Infrastructure support shall cover services or costs that are not funded by other means including the KI central core facility grants (Dnr K0112-2015).

Printable call announcement (pdf)

How to apply

Please send the following documents to sandra.falck@ki.se, June 1st 2015 at the latest:

  • The application (in English) using this template (Note! Updated on May 25th: question 6b added (existing Core Facilities only) in line with the assesment criteria specified in the call announcement.)
  • A short CV of the person in charge (max 2. pages including the 5 most important and relevant publications)

Bases of assessment

The applications will be assed by a review committee based on:

  • Strategic relevance to KI/SLL activities at the South Campus
  • State-of-the-art with regards to technique/method
  • Extent of the Core Facility (including consultation, follow-up, education)
  • Previous and expected scope of users
  • Financial model including user fees
  • A requirement is that the Core Facility is located at the KI South Campus

A scale of 1-5 will be used, ranging from low (1) to excellent (5).

New Core Facilities

Assessments based on proposal for activities and financial plan.

Existing Core Facilities

Assessments based on scientific and financial reports for 2012-14 as well as on proposal for future activities and financial plan.

Schedule

Announcement April 1, 2015
Deadline for applications June 1, 2015
Decision on allocation of grants November 2015
Grants available starting January 2016

Further information

Sandra Falck

Rune Toftgård