CIMED in English

The Center for Innovative Medicine – CIMED – supports clinical and translational research of the highest quality at Campus Flemingsberg, in the southern part of Stockholm County.

Purpose and organisation

The mission of CIMED is to strengthen the clinical research node at Campus Flemingsberg and to stimulate collaboration between researchers at Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet. 

Close proximity between research and patient care is vital for an effective and efficient transfer of new research findings to clinical activities. By funding research projects with a clear exchange between clinical and experimental researchers at Campus Flemingsberg, CIMED wants to contribute to patients benefiting more rapidly from new research results.

CIMED is financed by Region Stockholm. The CIMED Board of Directors is appointed by the KI/Region Stockholm management team and consists of representatives from both Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital. The operational activities and the office are located at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge at Karolinska Institutet. CIMED supports research in several different areas / themes and at all six university departments at Campus Flemingsberg.

Call types

Project grants

CIMED issues calls annually for project grants for clinical and translational projects. Each grant is for 2 to 3 years and at junior and senior level.

Clinical research months

CIMED issues calls for clinical research months every three years. The call is intended for clinically active researchers and the support consists of a standard amount to reimburse salary costs for 1-3 months of research time per year. The support can be applied for 1, 2 or 3 years at junior and senior level.

Network grants

CIMED issues calls for grants for networking activities that promote clinical research at Campus Flemingsberg. The purpose of these grants is to stimulate the development of future new clinical and translational research projects by encouraging collaboration and networking at Campus Flemingsberg. Collaborations across institutional boundaries and/or between Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, as well as newly launched initiatives, are prioritised.

Strategic recruitment support

CIMED supports recruitments of strategic importance to strengthen, develop and consolidate clinical research at Campus Flemingsberg. Application is made by the recruiting Head of Department submitting a request to CIMED. Allocation decisions are made annually by CIMED’s Board of Directors in accordance with horizontal priority. Support is normally granted for 2 to 3 years. Support is only given to recruitments at Karolinska Institutet by a professor active in clinical research. The support is primarily focused on external recruitment, which can be domestic or international. Joint employment between Karolinska Institutet and Region Stockholm shall be pursued.

Other funding

In addition to the above-mentioned support, CIMED also contributes with stimulus support to infrastructures that promote clinical research at Campus Flemingsberg.

Board of Directors

Prof. Peter Lönnroth, Chair

Prof. Annika Tibell, R&D Director, Karolinska University Hospital

Prof. Stefan Jacobson, Chief physician, Karolinska Institutet and Danderyd Hospital

Prof. Peter Stenvinkel, Head of unit, Karolinska Institutet

Prof. Anna Martling, Dean KI North, Karolinska Institutet

Prof. Martin Bergö, Vice-President, Karolinska Institutet

Prof. Maria Eriksdotter, Dean KI South, Karolinska Institutet

Staff and contact

Adj. Prof. Annika Bergqvist, Director of CIMED

Dr. Amanda Klein, Research Coordinator, CIMED

Phone: +46 8-524 837 32


Address: Amanda Klein/CIMED, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Administration C2:94, Karolinska University Hospital, SE141 86 Stockholm, Sweden. 

Currently at CIMED

Project grants for 2024-2026

Award decisions has been published on CIMED’s website

Project grants for 2023-2025

Award decisions has been published on CIMED’s website

Conference in October 2022

CIMED supported the scientific conference ”Collaboration in Science” on 6 and 7 October 2022. The purpose of the conference was to stimulate and strengthen the research collaborations between Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital. More information about the conference is available on Karolinska Institutet’s website.

Critical Friend Seminar

In February 2022, CIMED organised a “Critical Friend” seminar on Campus Flemingsberg where the participants had the opportunity to have their research plan reviewed by their peers. From the agenda: successful application writing, gender issues in research and the review process, and feedback workshop. 

Network grants 2022–2023

A total of 19 applications were received for CIMED network grants 2022–2023, of which 11 applications were awarded funding, as decided by the Board of Directors. Five Board members assessed the applications. The applications were ranked based on the average value of the assessment criterion of whether they strengthen the clinical research at Campus Flemingsberg and the examiners’ recommendation for award.

Project grants and clinical research months 2022–2024

The call period for CIMED’s project grants and clinical research months for 2022–2024 has ended and a decision on distribution of funds has been made by CIMED’s Board of Directors in accordance with recommendations from the review groups. 

Uppdaterad av:

Amanda Klein 2023-06-16