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A total number of 17 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 968 500 SEK. Decisions were taken on 29 August 2006. SEK 458 000 were distributed.

Networking grant/planning for continued research project

• Marc Katz, Dept. of Religious Studies, Karlstad University: ”The Vitality and Role of ‘Sporting Clubs’ in the Multi-Cultural Community: A Study of the Traditional Youth Organizations of Banaras.” SEK 30 000

Networking grants/planning for new research projects

• Magnus Holm, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Göteborg University: "Light regulated development in plants – Translational research in Rape-seed and Rice." SEK 45 000

• Ashok Kumar, Dept. of Biotechnology, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University: "Cost-efficient production of therapeutic proteins – a need for bioindustry in developing countries." SEK 55 000 SEK

Grants for a Guest Lecture Programme

• Göran Djurfeldt and Staffan Lindberg, Dept. of Sociology, Lund University: Invitation of Mr. R. Vidyasagar, Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, Chennai, India. SEK 20 000

• Christina Grenholm, Center for Gender Studies, Karlstad University: Invitation of Anjoo Upadhyaya, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. SEK 20 000

• Sidsel Hansson, Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University: Invitation of Dr. Bidyut Mohanty, Women's Studies Department, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, India. SEK 20 000

• Gunnar Jacks, Dept. Of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm: Invitation of Dr. Alagappan Ramanathan, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. SEK 20 000

• Bo Nordström, Dept. of Chemical Technology, School of Engineering, Jönköping University: Invitation of Jayant Mahadev Doke, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Pune, India. SEK 20 000

Grants for organising an Interdisciplinary Workshop

• Bo Lindblad, Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm: ”Micronutrient Supplementation to pregnant women in South Asia." SEK 150 000

• Lennart Strömquist, Applied Environmental Impact Assessment; Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University: "Participatory GIS; a tool for planning of rehabilitation of communities affected by natural disasters." SEK 78 000