SWEDISH SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
Council grants to
The second round of the so-called Swedish Research Links (Asian–Swedish research partnership programme) – grants by Sida and the Swedish Research Council – were distributed in December 2003. The following South Asia related project applications for Swedish Research Links (Asian–Swedish research partnership programme) were granted for the three-years period 2004–06.
• Alia Ahmad, Dept. of Economics, Lund University
Project name: Community Management of Openwater Inland Fisheries A comparative study of cases from Bangladesh and India.
Grant: SEK 450 000
Abstract: The objective of the project is to compare the experiences of community-based management of fisheries in Madhya Pradesh, India and in Bangladesh. The focus will be on the role of externally- financed NGOs in promoting social capital and collective action in sustainable management of common-pool fisheries resources and poverty reduction.
• Prosun Bhattacharya, Division of Land and Water Resources, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kungl Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm
Project name: Arsenic in groundwater of Bangladesh: Options for safe drinking water.
Grant: SEK 320 000
• Pernille Gooch, Division of Human Ecology, Dept. of European Ethnology, Lund University
Project name: Proposal for planning grants for developing project on analysis of Contemporary issues related to carrying capacity of pastoralism in higher Himalaya
Grant: SEK 55 000 (only for 2004)
• Tomas Gustavsson, Section of Signals and Systems, School of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
Projekt name: Computer-aided oral cancer screening and education in India
Grant: SEK 326 000
• Zarina Nahar Kabir, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology, Dept of NEUROTEC, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm
Project name: Poverty and Health in ageing in rural Bangladesh.
Grant: SEK 300 000
• Ashok Kumar, Dept. of Biotechnology, Lund University
Project name: Development of integrated product recovery process for urokinase production and purification.
In collaboration with IIT Delhi, India
Grant: SEK 228 000
The following South Asia related project application were granted in November 2003:
• Agneta Herlitz, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Occupational Therapy and Elderly Care (NEUROTEC); Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm.
Project name: Sex differences in cognition: The impact of age, education, and cultural setting.
In this comparative project data will be collected from various groups in Bangladesh; children, adults and elderly people.
Grant: SEK 1 545 000 (for the three-years period 2004–06)
• Ashok Swain, Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
Project name: Prevention of Violent Conflicts through Respect for Minority Rights: Democracy and International Peace and Security
Grant: SEK 190 000 (only for 2003)
The following South Asia related project application was in November 2003 granted for the three-years period 2004–06:
• Marie Vahter, Division of Metals & Health, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm
Project name: Does the Biotransformation of Arsenic increase Human Fetal Toxicity?
This project led by Professor Marie Vahter focuses on the problems that arsenic cause in Bangladesh.
Grant: SEK 975 000