Planning grants 2001–09
During the period 2001–2009, SASNET distributed planning grants to new research and educational projects.
A total number of 119 networking grants were distributed to Swedish researchers working on South Asia related projects within all fields – from technology and natural sciences to humanities, social sciences and educational sciences. The researchers who benefited from the grants belonged to 20 different Swedish universities and university colleges (between 2001 and 2009 SASNET was financed by Sida). Out of the 119 grants awarded, 72 referred to networking grants to plan for new research projects/programmes; 20 to grants in order to develop new educational projects/programmes; 10 to organise interdisciplinary workshops; and 17 to the guest lecture programme.
In the evaluation of SASNET that was carried out in 2005 (go for the evaluation report), it was shown that 70 p.c. of the projects that had been given SASNET planning grants till 2004 had later been given substantial funding from other sources, such as Sida/SAREC, Swedish Research Council, Bank of Sweden Tercentennary Fund, and the European Commission. Also thereafter, SASNET’s networking grants continued to play an important role setting new South Asia related projects/programmes in motion.