Joakim Larsson contacted us with a request to provide support in developing an application for funding for a Center for Antiobiotic Resistance (CARe). This was prompted by a call by University of Gothenburg for ambitious applications to create interdisciplinary research centers that could tackle major global societal challenges – the university had allocated 300 MSEK for this UGOT Challenges project.

Joakim contacted us with a request to help develop this highly interdisciplinary research proposal that he was writing with colleagues from six different faculties at University of Gothenburg:

  • Sahlgrenska Academy
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
  • Faculty of Arts (and Humanities)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education

Joakim Larsson, Gothenburg University


The proposed research programme to launch the new center CARe – Center for Antibiotic Resistance – was funded as one of only six centers funded by University of Gothenburg, in a competition with almost 100 applications.

We helped develop an application to fund an interdisciplinary center focusing on research in antibiotic resistance at University of Gothenburg.



We provided editorial support from concept to submission-ready proposal. Specifically, we:

  • Provided detailed editorial feedback and guidance on the initial drafts of the application.
  • Performed substantive editing to ensure that the proposal was clear, complete and coherent, and that the novelty, feasibility, significance and impact of the proposed research was clear.

How the project was received

Elevate provided input to a major interdisciplinary application I wrote together with about 30 colleagues at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The application was in response to an internal call for proposals to fund interdisciplinary centers that would tackle “global societal challenges”. Our vision, and the focus of the application, was to create a “Centre for antibiotic resistance research”. The funding call attracted almost 100 application teams. Our centre was one out of six centres funded by the university, with about 5 million Euro each. I am convinced that the input from Elevate improved and increased the impact of our application, and I particularly appreciated the structural input and guidance in the writing. Hence, I would highly recommend Elevate scientific.

J. Larsson, Professor, DirectorDepartment of Infectious Diseases (Sahlgrenska Academy)