The Foundation supports long-term, free basic research beneficial to Sweden, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences.
The grant-awarding process
Universities submit nominations for researchers and projects to the Foundation
The Foundation’s Scientific Committee, composed of highly experienced and respected researchers, performs an initial scientific assessment of the applications received.
The Foundation sends applications recommended by the Scientific Committee out to between five and eight international experts for peer review.
The Scientific Committee assesses the evaluations received. Then they give the Foundation their recommendations for projects that have major international scientific potential and are good candidates for grants.
Based on expert evaluations and the Scientific Committee’s recommendations, the Foundation selects projects to receive funding. The entire process is based on standardized evaluation criteria.