The signing deadline for applicants in Fenix is Thursday 5th October 2023 at 3pm.
Page updated 5th July 2023.
The Swedish Cancer Society, organisation number 802005-3370, 101 55 Stockholm, is the body responsible for the collection and processing of personal data in connection with grant applications.
The Swedish Cancer Society has a digitised grant application system called Fenix. Fenix uses BankID and Swedish social security numbers for both identification and the signing of the application.
The objective is to benefit cancer research by recruiting successful, younger researchers to the field.
To promote the researcher's development, the Swedish Cancer Society would prefer the postdoctoral program to take place at a different department and with a different supervisor than during the graduate research program.
The research should be conducted in Sweden.
The applicant must have completed a doctoral degree (Swedish or foreign) after 1 July 2020 (i.e. no more than 3 years ago) but before the application deadline.
The following exceptions must have taken place after the award of the doctoral degree. Complete your request in the application system.
Certificates from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency must not contain personal data for children.
Grants for Postdoctoral Positions are granted for a maximum of three years.
The grant period can begin between 1st of July of the same year in which the decision is made, and up to, and including 1st January, of the year following the decision. Regardless of the choice of start date, the contract starts on 1st July.
Payments are made quarterly, and the first payment is made in September. It is retroactive from 1st July the same year as the decision is made.
When awarding grants for Postdoctoral Positions, the Swedish Cancer Society requires that the grant holder will be working full time with the project. The grant can be combined with a maximum of 20% secondary employment, for example clinical employment.
The grant is calculated in accordance with current salary standards.
The grant is calculated based on the current salary standard, holiday pay (1.3%) and salary fees (51.7%) plus the managing institution's deductions for indirect costs (15.25%).
The grant holder's actual salary is determined by the employer. It is a requirement of the Swedish Cancer Society that the entire grant is used to finance the position.
The grant from the Swedish Cancer Society may not be used as project funds or for another person's salary.
The application is assessed according to the following criteria:
The following applies only for Fellowship:
The assessment panel may call some of the applicants for an interview. The interviews take place in January and are conducted digitally.
Many of the projects supported by the Swedish Cancer Society either take advantage of patients' experiences, or lead to knowledge that can affect patients.
If your project belongs to this category, you need to indicate whether the patient perspective has been taken into account and, if so, in which way.
There is a specifically designated box for such description in the application process, under the heading “patient perspective”.
Examples can be that patients have been involved in the planning of a clinical study, that there has been a discussion with patients in the development of the research program, that the research project is based on patient contacts, or that the project has otherwise considered the family/patient perspective in its design.
There are co-opted patients in some of the Swedish Cancer Society's assessment panels.
If you consider that the patient perspective is not relevant to your project or the development of your research program, you should justify this in the designated box as well.
In this tab you need to fill in general information about yourself as an applicant.
This is, for example, your name, date of birth and current employment.
In this tab you need to fill in information about your university, department and Head of department.
The Swedish Cancer Society pays research grants only to Swedish universities.
The Swedish Cancer Society approves deductions for overhead costs with a maximum of 15.25 % of the grant.
By signing the application the Head of department guarantees co-financing of the project if the above deductions prove to be insufficient.
In this tab you need to fill in your CV and attach a list of publications and other merits. All attachments must be attached as pdf.
In this tab in Fenix you have the opportunity to state your exceptions to the eligibility rule, e.g. sick leave, parental leave or internship or equivalent compulsory work experience required to obtain professional certification.
Under the heading Practical information further up this page, there is more information about Eligibility.
In this tab you fill in everything related to your project, for example your research program and patient perspective.
The research program may be written in Swedish or English and may comprise a maximum of ten pages including references (12pt, single line spacing, 2.5 cm margin).
The following is the recommended outline:
Under the heading Practical information further up this page, there is more information about:
This text will be published on cancerfonden.se if your grant is approved and can be read by donors, people who have been affected by cancer, next of kin and other visitors to the website.
Therefore, write as easily understandable and concise as possible.
The text must be in Swedish and a maximum of 650 characters per question/section.
Your text will not be edited. It will be published as you write it.
In order for the Swedish Cancer Society to be able to keep statistics on what is being researched, here you need to indicate what proportion of the project relates to which research area.
Here you enter all of your ongoing research grants, as well as those you have applied for, from both the Swedish Cancer Society and other research funding bodies.
Applicants holding grants from, or having appointments at, the tobacco industry can not apply or be awarded financing from the Swedish Cancer Society.
In this tab, a preview of your application is shown. You can, for example, see if there is any missing information.
If the application is filled in correctly, you can start the signing process by first sending it to your Head of department. When the Head of the department has signed the application you need to sign it before submitting the application.
At the bottom of the page, you click "Request signing/Be om signering". This sends the application to your Head of department, who receives it and signs it digitally with BankID.
Note that if you make changes to the application after sending it to the Head of department for signing, you must send a new request for signing by your Head of department, as the application has changed. This applies regardless of what changes have been made.
When the Head of department has signed the application digitally with BankID, you as the applicant will receive an email. You can then log in and sign the application digitally with BankID. Note that you as the applicant must do this no later than the 5th of October 2023 at 3pm.
Make sure that you allow enough time for your application to be signed by your Head of department and then for you as the applicant to sign and submit the application before the call closes.
Exceptions to the above rule are researchers who during the grant period:
When transferring grants to another university or to another department at the current university, the application for change must be made in Fenix with digital signature/approval from both the current and receiving head of department.
A report must be submitted in Fenix no later than three months (see contract) after the end of the grant period. Unused funds must be repaid.
Decisions regarding grants will be made in March 2024. Written feedback reports will be available in Fenix under the corresponding applications at the end of March.
Unfinished applications will be deleted after the end of the call for applications.
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