SIDA grants to South Asia Partner Driven Cooperation projects 2010
In July 2010, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), through its program for Partner Driven Cooperation (Aktörssamverkan), announced a call for applications for grants to collaborative projects related to access to and use of research for the period 2010 – 2012. This program is not support to research but rather assisting partners in assessing and using research in policy formulation and innovation. Sida’s initiative for Partner Driven Cooperation is aiming to support sustainable cooperation relationships, and concerns only a few selected countries, namely China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
Grants are for maximum three years (2010-2012) and for a maximum of 1.5 MSEK per year. Sida has reserved 30 million Swedish crowns (SEK) per year 2010-2012 for this call. More information.
In December 2010, decisions were made. A total number of 32 projects were selected (see the full list), out of which nine refers to Indo-Swedish collaboration projects.
The Swedish grant recipients are:
Department: Department of Nursing Science
Researcher: Professor Elsy Athlin
Research Project: ”Collaboration between academy and clinical practice to promote evidence-based practice in India and Swedish health care”
Funding: SEK 4.3 m for three years (2010-12).
Karolinska Institutet Medical University Stockholm
Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Stockholm
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
Department: Department of Applied Environmental Science
Researcher: Professor Örjan Gustafsson (photo)
Research Project: ”Climate and health-afflicting “Brown Air” in northern India: evaluation of sources, advise on mitigation options and advocacy for action"
Funding: SEK 4.2 m for three years (2010-12).
Department: Department of Systems Ecology
Researcher: Dr. Maria Tengö (photo to the left)
Research Project: ”Bridging the science-policy gap for governance of ecosystem services – lessons learned from sacred ecosystems”
Funding: SEK 4.17 m for three years (2010-12).