Sida grants to South Asia related projects in November 2004:

Sida's Developing Country Research Council (U-landsforskningsrådet) supports Swedish developing country research. The aim is to establish and maintain a knowledge base of relevance to aid and development issues, plus capacity for developing country research in Sweden. Individual researchers or groups of researchers working at universities/colleges or other research institutions in Sweden may apply for a grant. Swedish citizens working at the Scandinavian Institute for Asian Studies (Nordiska Asieninstitutet, NIAS) in Copenhagen may also apply. More information.

In November 2004 grants were distributed to a large number of projects, out of which quite a large number were related to South Asia:

Göteborg University:

Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology
Researchers: Olof Olsson (project coordinator)
Project: Development of agricultural biotechnology in Nepal.
Area: Nepal
Funding: SEK 1 800 000 for three years

Department of Marine Ecology
Researchers: Anna Godhe (project coordinator)
Project: Use of molecular techniques to study the influence of benthic resting stages on the dynamics of harmful algae along the south west coast of India.
Area: India
Funding: SEK 1 000 000 for two years

Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Sahlgrenska Academy
Researchers: Ann-Mari Svennerholm & Jan Holmgren (project coordinator)
Project: Development of an oral vaccine protecting against both 01 and 0139 cholera.
Area: Bangladesh, North Korea and Vietnam
Funding: SEK 800 000 for two years

Dept. of Peace and Development Research, PADRIGU
Researchers: Camilla Orjuela and Mikael Schultz (project coordinators)
Project: Reconstructing Peace in Northern Sri Lanka. More information.
Area: Sri Lanka
Funding: SEK 800 000 for three years

Halmstad University

School of Social and Health Sciences
Researchers: Kazuki Iwanaga (project coordinator)
Project: The impact of gender on public policies in Asia.
Funding: SEK 75 000 for three years

Kalmar University

Dept. of Technology
Researchers: William Hogland Högskolan i Kalmar, Inst för Teknik Treårsanslag(project coordinator)
Project: Establishment of Swedish Centre of Excellence for support of development of a sustainable society in Nepal and improved research environment.
Area: Nepal
Funding: SEK 600 000 as a planning grant

Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm

Dept of Public Health Sciences, Division of International Health (IHCAR)
Researchers: Vinod K Diwan (project coordinator)
Project: The private health sector in Madhya Pradesh, India - Expansion by design or default: role of government.
Area: India
Funding: SEK 500 000 for two years

Lund University

Dept. of Economics, School of Economics and Management
Researchers: Alia Ahmad (project coordinator)
Project: Institutional problems in the primary healthcare sector in Bangladesh.
Area: Bangladesh
Funding: SEK 1 300 000 for two years

Stockholm University

Biogeochemistry, Dept. of Geology and Geochemistry, Earth Sciences Centre
Researchers: Joyanto Routh (project coordinator)
Project: In situ remediation of arsenic rich groundwater in Ambikanagar, West Bengal (India).
Area: India
Funding: SEK 1 000 000 for two years (2005-06)

Institute of International Education (IIE)
Researchers: Holger Daun (project coordinator)
Project: Girls' participation in Islamic and Western style education in Afghanistan.
Area: India
Funding: SEK 1 200 000 for two years (2005-06)

Dept. of Social Anthropology
Researchers: Eva-Maria Hardtmann (project coordinator)
Project: The Dalit Movement: Global Connections and the Return to Local Networks. More information.
Area: India
Funding: SEK 1 500 000 for three years (2005-07)

Dept. of Sociology
Researcher: PhD candidate Åsa Torkelsson
Project: Assets or capital? The productivity of women and men's social resources in two rural communities in Bangladesh and Ethiopia.
Area: Bangladesh
Funding: SEK 1 000 000 for two years (2005-06)

Uppsala University

Dept. of Cultural Geography
Researchers: Aida Aragao Lagergren (project coordinator)
Project: Children 'left behind'. A study on children of migrant women in Sri Lanka.
Area: Sri Lanka
Funding: SEK 1 500 000 for three years (2005-07)

International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH); Dept of Women's and Children's Health
Researchers: Lars-Åke Persson (project coordinator)
Project: Impact of violence against women on reproductive outcome and child survival. Studies in Nicaragua and Bangladesh.
Area: Bangladesh
Funding: SEK 1 000 000 for two years (2005-06)

Faculty of Law
Researchers: Staffan Westerlund (project coordinator)
Project: Environmental law methodology for sustainable development in developing countries as applied to Bangladesh.
Area: Bangladesh
Funding: SEK 450 000 for one year (2005)

Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research
Researchers: Ashok Swain
Project: Conserving Forest or Concieving Protest? Social Networks and anti-Protected Areas Movements in India.
Area: India
Funding: SEK 400 000 for one year (2005)

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