The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) is inviting proposals to set up solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research centres in four areas relevant to the UN’s Agenda 2030: 1) Future Nuclear Power; 2) Plant Biotechnology, including Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and CRISPR/Cas9; 3) Hydrogen/Fuel Cells; and 4) Next Generation of Antibiotics and/or Actions to Prevent Pandemics. Agenda 2030 consists of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which cover such aspects as poverty, urban sustainability and combating climate change.
Each funded centre must be a collaboration among four to six senior applicants based in Sweden and will receive between 40 and 60 million SEK (approximately 4-6 million Euro) over a period of 5-6 years. An important criterion is strategic relevance, which means that applications need to clarify how the research will be put to use in the medium to long term. The submission deadline is 21 January 2020.
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