The purpose of the program is to contribute to research in the areas funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF): science, technology and medicine. The research will 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. 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.

Apply by 23 May 2023.