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2004/02

A total number of 22 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 1.73 Million SEK. Decisions were taken on 15 February 2005. SEK 450 000 were distributed.

Planning grants for continued research programmes

• Christer Norström, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University: “Livelihood strategies among forest-related tribals in South India: contextual analysis of local livelihood strategies; a coming book from South India.” 65 000 SEK

Planning grants for research programmes/projects

• Styrbjörn Alström, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University: “The 20th Century Indian agriculture as perceived in the oral literary tradition of a drought-prone semi-desert region with a unique ancient folklore culture – an interdisciplinary approach.” 50 000 SEK. More information on the project.

• Göran Djurfeldt and Staffan Lindberg, Department of Sociology, Lund University: “Networking with South Asian Sociologists.” 78 000 SEK

• Anders Gustafsson and Farzeen Tanwir, Department of Periodontology, Institute of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm: “Oral health and treatment needs in an adult population of an underprivileged community in Karachi, Pakistan.” 27 000 SEK

• Baboo Nair, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University: “Planning grant for organising a workshop on sustainable utilisation of tropical plant biomass as a raw material in an integrated agro-food process industry.” 50 000 SEK. More information.

• Torkel Wadström, Division of Bacteriology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Dermatology and Infection, Lund University: “Effects of environmental stress on the production of cell surface proteins and of regulatory and virulence genes by gastrointestinal pathogens (Helicobacter species) and by Lactic Acid Bacteria with relevance for the pathogenesis of chronic infections as well as for applications in the food industry.” 60 000 SEK

Planning grants for educational programmes/projects

• Rupesh Kumar, Division of Industrial Design, Department of Human Work Sciences, Luleå University of Technology: “To establish Master Program in Ergonomics at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Islamabad, Pakistan and Developing Ergonomics Network for the reduction of the occupational injuries in Pakistan.” 50 000 SEK

• Jan Magnusson, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University: “Haellquist Book Donation Project." 70 000 SEK. More information