The purpose of the program is to contribute to demand-driven research at the highest level in the areas funded by SSF: science, technology and medicine. The research will also promote cross-fertilization between academia and industry and contribute to the education of doctoral students in strategically relevant and competitive areas for Sweden.

SSF expects to grant 12 projects, with up to 2.5 million SEK each. The initiative applies to people who have not yet been admitted to postgraduate education. During the grant period, the doctoral student must conduct research and be at least 80 percent employed at a company, and have two supervisors, one at the university and one at the company. The money will cover funds for research and postgraduate education.

Apply by 19 May.

Apply for SSF Industrial Doctoral Student 2022 (external link)