Call for funding applications – Academia/Industry collaborations

Intsam, a coordinating group for Swedish governmental research funding bodies, now provides an opportunity to apply for funding available to initiate new collaborations between Sweden and Japan.

The call is open between 7 June and 17 September 2021.

The call is open for employees at Swedish universities, businesses, or public sector organisations who would like to collaborate with partners in Japan. The funding is aimed at collaboration projects that contribute towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thematic focus areas are:

  • Ageing
  • Sustainability
  • Materials Science
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A requirement to apply for funding is that at least one member of the project team participates in the academia/industry matchmaking event on 10 June, 2021 or other relevant activity during the MIRAI2.0 Research and Innovation Week on 7–11 June, 2021.

Applicants may apply for funding for initiating a new collaboration project involving at least one Swedish and one Japanese partner. Each Swedish constellation must include at least one academic partner. Intsam gives priority to collaboration between different types of stakeholders, such as: businesses, academics, and public sectors.

The maximum grant awarded by Intsam is 90 000 SEK per application. Only the Swedish project partners may receive funding.

More information may be found in the terms of reference and application form below.
ToR – Call for funding applications
Utlysning (in Swedish)
Application form

Short presentation of Call

MIRAI2.0 – Joint seed funding of Japan-Sweden collaborative projects

To strengthen collaboration between Japan and Sweden in research, education, and innovation, MIRAI2.0 is launching a call for seed funding to support promising collaborative initiatives. The objective is to encourage further development of existing and new collaborations between MIRAI2.0 member universities based on innovative projects and new ideas.

The call will be open between 11 June and 1 November 2021.

Researchers from MIRAI2.0 member universities will be able to jointly suggest a project in their field that has the potential to lead to e.g. externally funded research, jointly authored papers, larger scale collaborations, joint programs, short course for PhD and Post-Docs etc.

Up to 30 projects will be selected for funding. Each proposal will be funded with maximum of 67 000 SEK to Swedish project partners and a maximum of 400 000 JPY to Japanese project partners.

More information may be found in the call and application form below:

MIRAI2.0 Call for Collaborative Projects

Application form – MIRAI2.0 Call for Collaborative Projects

STINT: Mobility Grants for Internationalisation

The aim of Mobility Grants for Internationalisation is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The principal collaborating party shall be outside the EU/EFTA and the UK. It is of particular importance for young researchers and doctoral students to participate in the exchanges and new collaborative patterns are encouraged. The current call closes on 24 September 2021, at 15:00 (CEST). Find the full call and application documents here:

STINT: Initiation Grants

Initiation grants are given for the implementation of short-term projects targeting the building of new and strategically interesting international relationships. Collaborations with partners outside the EU/EFTA are eligible. Applications may be submitted continuously throughout the year. Assessment of received applications starts on the following dates in 2021: 12 March, 28 May, 3 September and 5 November. Find the full call and application documents here: