The projects in the list below have been approved by the SciLifeLab board to receive TDP funding during 2019-2020. Part of the 40 MSEK funding came from the national SciLifeLab infrastructure funding, while most of it was contributed by the Strategic SciLifeLab funding (SFO) received by the four host universities KTH, KI, SU and UU.
Olli Kallioniemi, Director of SciLifeLab, explains the importance for SciLifeLab to support technology development and explore new technologies that could enable breakthrough discoveries to be made in the future:
The SciLifeLab committee Uppsala University has decided to identify and support local infrastructures or new technologies (Technology Development Projects, TDP’s) with the potential to be incorporated into national SciLifeLab platforms. The main goal is thus that TDP’s financed by SciLifeLab Uppsala will be able to apply to become national units incorporated into national platforms. The suggested infrastructures/techniques can be already existing or something that the applicants would like to establish and/or develop during the next 2 years (2022 and 2023).
Applicants can apply for up to 1 MSEK/year for a maximum 2 years with a potential for further funding locally or nationally within SciLifeLab. Each TDP application is expected to have one main applicant and one or more co-applicants. The main applicant has to be employed by Uppsala University and at least one of the applicants has to be an officially approved SciLifeLab group leader.
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Questions about the call: Contact Scientific Director Staffan Svärd, email@example.com
Deadline for applications: Monday February 7, 2022 at 18.00 CET.
Start of funding: April 1, 2022
TDPs are one of the strategic initiatives to keep-up of SciLifeLab infrastructure at the cutting-edge, he says. This is a major collaborative effort between the national SciLifeLab organization and the host universities and I want to thank all of those who participated in writing and evaluation of the proposals. We wish good luck to the chosen projects in bringing cutting-edge molecular tools and capabilities to life scientists in Sweden and beyond.
– Olli Kallioniemi, Director, SciLifeLab