More than SEK 86 million in research grants awarded at Umeå University
Researchers and scientists within the fields of natural and engineering sciences, and medicine and health at Umeå University have been awarded a total of over SEK 86 million in this year’s funding grants from the Swedish Research Council.
In total, 38 projects at Umeå University will receive funding from the Swedish Research Council’s scientific council for natural and engineering sciences (including technology), and scientific council for medicine and health.
The scientific council for natural and engineering sciences has awarded over SEK 51 million to 22 projects at Umeå University. The largest individual project grants with natural and engineering sciences were allotted to Lennart Persson at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science with SEK 4.8 million, and to Fredrik Almqvist at the Department of Chemistry, with SEK 4.5 million. The grants are to be distributed the period of 2011-2014.
The scientific council for medicine and health has awarded a total of SEK 35.5 million for the period of 2011-2013 to 16 projects at Umeå University, including one in the field of alternative methods for animal testing. The largest grants were awarded to Helena Edlund at Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine with SEK 3.9 million, and Bernt Eric Uhlin at the Department of Molecular Biology, who will receive SEK 3.6 million over the three-year period. The Department of Molecular Biology received five project grants, and the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Department of Integrative Medical Biology each received two project grants.
The Department of Molecular Biology received the largest amount of research funding in the area of medicine and health, with a total exceeding SEK 16.5 million. The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science was awarded the most within the area of natural and engineering sciences, with more than SEK 13 million.
The Swedish Research Council, which distributed about SEK 4 billion in research support in 2009, is the largest state funder of basic research at Swedish higher education institutions and research institutes. Its objective is for Sweden to be a leading research nation. The Swedish Research Council supports research in the fields of medicine, humanities and social sciences, natural and engineering sciences, and educational sciences. The Council is also responsible for promoting and supporting the development and use of research infrastructures, such as research facilities and databases.