Support for bigger, fewer grants

17.09.2003
The Swedish Research Council is supported by a panel reviewing Swedish biotechnology research when it comes to the council‘s move towards fewer, bigger grants for Swedish researchers. The panel gives high marks to the quality of Swedish biotechnology research, stating that the results are achieved in spite of adverse funding conditions.
The Swedish Research Council is supported by an international panel reviewing Swedish biotechnology research when it comes to the council‘s move towards fewer, bigger grants for Swedish researchers.

The panel gives high marks to the quality of Swedish biotechnology research, stating that the results are achieved in spite of adverse funding conditions. Individual grants are small by international standards, the panel reckons. Senior researhcers in Sweden spend more time filling in grant applications than their European colleagues.

Kåre Bremer of the Swedish Research Council agrees with the critics ans states that the Government should fund more money than is the case today, in order for the researhc council to increase the amount of their average grants from SEK 600 000 to 1 million.

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