4 A. Current research grants
Please specify your current grants, both approved and submitted applications, and those that you plan to apply for in the near future. State the funding source, granted amount (or amount applied for) and grant period. To delete saved data, check the box ‘Delete’ next to the line and click ‘Save’.
4 B. Comment
Please comment on how the project and the budget of the present application relate to your other grants (a maximum of 5000 characters).
Step 5 – Budget
The budget is prepared per calendar year, and consists of two parts (costs of personnel and other costs):Costs of personnel for principal investigator and project co-workers
State the following information about yourself and each co-worker to be financed: position (e.g. principal investigator, PhD student or postdoc), university, department, monthly salary for full-time employment and percentage of working hours spent on the project per year.
Choose university from the drop-down menu and the corresponding payroll supplemental wage (LKP) figure will be generated. A supplemental wage (LKP) is the cost for the employer to employ a person in addition to their salary. If your university cannot be found in the drop-down menu, please fill in the information manually. Click ‘Save/add new line’ and the sum applied for will automatically be calculated for each team member from the stated monthly salary, LKP and working hours spent on the project. When the budget for one year has been saved, you can copy and re-use the budget for the following year by clicking on ‘Copy previous year’. These data can then be changed.
Every item under ‘Other costs’ must be specified in the ‘Project proposal’ (step 6). State the total sum for each item, e.g. equipment, travels and/or other directly related costs that have immediate impact on the feasibility of the project. Choosing ‘Other’ opens a field enabling manual input of an item, e.g. consumables or costs for relocation. Do not include indirect costs and direct rental costs for office and laboratory in the budget category. Once you have completed the above data and clicked ‘Save’, the total amount is automatically calculated, excluding the indirect costs and direct rental costs for office and laboratory. These costs will be calculated by the Foundation from the requested total amount according to the Foundation´s policy concerning indirect costs and direct rental costs for office and laboratory, see the Foundation’s policy for indirect costs (in Swedish).
Step 6 – Proposal, CV and attachments
6 A. Proposal
The proposal must be written in English and should not exceed 25,000 characters (incl. spaces). It must include:
- Research title, objective, theory and method and relationship to previous research
- Description of subprojects, preliminary results of pre-studies, time frame.
- A short summary of the principal investigator’s qualifications and publications of relevance to the project
- Current position of the principal investigator
- Specification of ‘Other costs’ in the budget
- Reference to attachments, if applicable
- Presentation of ethical issues present in the project (if applicable) and description of how these will be addressed
Ethical approval does not need to be submitted. The grant manager has the responsibility to ensure that research conducted with funding from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation complies with the terms and conditions specified in Swedish law.
Applicants are referred to the following quote from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet): ‘The principal investigator (the administrating organisation) has the responsibility to ensure that research conducted with funding from the Swedish Research Council complies with the terms and conditions specified in Swedish law. For certain research you must ensure that approval has been obtained from the Regional Ethical Review Board or the Ethical Committee on Animal Experiments in compliance with the law and regulations issued by the Government. Other permits might also be required, e.g. for research on drugs, genetically modified organisms, or ionising radiation. Furthermore, you must ensure that the project (or equivalent) is conducted in accordance with good research practices. You and the representative of the administrating organisation affirm your responsibility when you agree to the terms of the grant.’ (see ‘Ethical guidelines’ from the Swedish Research Council).
6 B. Curriculum vitae
Including your curriculum vitae (CV) is mandatory and the CV must contain contact details of two referees and a description of your academic ambitions. This description of your academic ambitions should not exceed 2,000 characters, including spaces. The CV should be in PDF format and the maximum file size of each document is 2 MB. Attached documents can be reviewed in step 7 ‘Preview’.
6 C. Attachments to the proposal (maximum of two documents)
The applicant must at the time of application have a Swedish host institution or a commitment from a Swedish host institution to host the project. If the applicant is not currently at a Swedish host institution it is strongly recommended to attach a supporting letter from the host institution to the application. Other attachments to the proposal can be attached if the content cannot be expressed in the proposal. Always refer to the attachment in the proposal. Attached documents should be in PDF format and each document should not exceed 2 MB. Attached documents can be reviewed in step 7 under ‘Preview’.
Step 7 – Preview and submission
Here you can preview your application before submitting it. Once submitted, your application cannot be changed.
Save your application as a draft
To save your document as a draft, click ‘Cancel’. The application will be saved under the tab ‘Ongoing applications’ on ‘My page’.
To submit an application
Once you have submitted your application you will be redirected to ‘My page’. A notification confirming that ‘Your application is now submitted’ will be displayed, as well as a case reference number. We recommend that you make a note of this reference number.
For more information about the application process, preparation, grant awarding process and the monitoring of approved grants, see the call for proposals, frequently asked questions (Swedish) or contact us.