The Academy’s Research Council for Health funds part-time research by physicians and other researchers engaged in clinical practice.The aim is to promote clinical research careers in cooperation with, for example, university hospitals, and to encourage medical doctors working in clinical practice to engage in research so that they can continue pursuing their research career while in specialist training, alongside clinical practice.
To be eligible to apply, you must be a medical doctor with a doctoral degree working in clinical practice or some other healthcare professional with a doctoral degree engaged in clinical practice.Funding will not be granted to full-time university researchers.
The funding is granted towards salary costs to support part-time research (20–50% of working hours) by clinical researchers.The applicant and the site of research must agree the salary in accordance with the pay system at the site of research.They must also agree the working-time arrangements in advance, particularly if the research and the clinical work will be conducted at different sites.
The funding is granted for a maximum of three years,usually starting in September following the funding decision.
The application guidelines are available in the latest September call text.