Research Grants are awarded to aid medical students, licentiates and doctors in research work. The grant is intended to fund full-time research work for a period of 4, 8 or 12 months. Professors and docents are considered senior researchers and are therefore not eligible to apply.
In 2017, the grant awarded consists of a maximum of 9,000 EUR (four-month grant), 18,000 EUR (eight-month grant) or 27,000 EUR (twelve-month grant). Grants are primarily paid in the calendar year following the grant being awarded. Payments are made in January, March and August.
By accepting the grant, applicants commit to full-time research work. The goal is a continuous research period. If the research is split into smaller instalments, each instalment must last at least one month. Any additional paid work must not exceed 25% of working hours during the research period. The goal is to complete the research in the year following the grant being awarded. Eight and twelve-month research periods can be extended until the end of the second calendar year following the grant being awarded. Part-time research work covering at least 50% of working hours is possible for eight and twelve-month Research Grants, and the minimum research period is extended accordingly. Research Grants may be awarded twice.
Research Grant recipients must write a report describing how the grant was used. This report must be completed by the end of the year following the grant being awarded. It can be completed after the research period has ended. The report will describe periods of time spent on full-time research, the research subject, the research’s primary achievements and information about the research being published. Reporting duty applies to grants awarded in and after 2012. Reporting forms can be found in our Grant Service.