The Foundation supports long-term, free basic research beneficial to Sweden, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences.

The grant-awarding process

1

Application

Universities submit nominations for researchers and projects to the Foundation
2

Evaluation

The Foundation’s Scientific Committee, composed of highly experienced and  respected  researchers, performs an initial scientific assessment of the applications received.
3

Peer reviews

The Foundation sends applications recommended by the Scientific Committee out to between five and eight international experts for peer review.
4

Recommendation

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.
5

Descision

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.