SASNET 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. 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. Go for the complete list of SASNET planning grants distributed 2001–2009.
No planning grants have been distributed thereafter. 

 
 
 
 

2001/01, decisions taken on 27 April 2001

A total number of 12 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 1.25 Million SEK.

Planning grants for research programmes

Jan Lundqvist and Julie Wilks, Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University: “Triple Integration. Targeting poverty with water and social programmes.” 110 000 SEK

Bo Mattiasson, Biotechnology, Lund University: “Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Development.” 125 000 SEK.

Planning grants for education programmes

K Hanumantha Rao, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Mineral Processing, Luleå University of Technology: “International Master of Science Program in Natural Resources Engineering.” 125 000 SEK.

Gunilla Gren-Eklund, Asian and African Languages, Uppsala University: “Planning of meetings and courses for students at the Nordic Centre in New Delhi.” 60 000 SEK.

Travel grants for research programmes

Eva Hellman, History of Religions, Uppsala University; and Sidsel Hansson, History of Religion, Lund University: “Gender and religious activism in South Asia: A study of Christian, Hindu and Muslim women’s organisations”. 40 000 SEK.

Bo S Lindblad, Dept of Public Health, Division of International Health, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm: ”Pregnancy and Infancy in South Asia.” 125 000 SEK.

Travel grant for bridging the gap between the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technology

Eva Myrdal-Runebjer, Museion, Göteborg University; and Jan af Geijerstam, Division of History of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology: “Exploring the state of the art of the South Asian societal/nature interface through time. 40 000 SEK.


2001/02, decisions taken on 24 January 2002

A total number of 5 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 500 120 SEK.

Planning grants for research programmes/projects:

Alia Ahmad, Department of Economics; Neelambar Hatti, Dept. of Economic History; and Pernille Gooch, Division of Human Ecology, Lund University: “State, Community and Resources”. 125 000 SEK.

Baboo M Nair, Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University: “The development of an interdisciplinary Swedish South Asian Studies Network for research on fermentation of foods, public health, and social welfare”. 40 000 SEK. More information.

Eva Hellman, History of Religions, Uppsala University; and Sidsel Hansson, History of Religion, Lund University: “Gender and religious activism in South Asia: A study of Christian, Hindu and Muslim women’s organisations”. Complementary application to Spring 2001 Grant. 57 000 SEK.

Planning grant for educational projects

Lars Berge, Department of History, Högskolan Dalarna; and Gunnel Cederlöf, Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University: “Högskolan Dalarna 2001/2002 South India field study project”. 46 000 SEK.


2002/01, decisions taken on 27 August 2002

A total number of 26 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 2.34 Million SEK.

Planning grants for research programmes/projects:

Ranjula Bali Swain, Dept of Economics, Uppsala University: “Feminization of Debt: Women Empowerment and Social Impact of Microfinance in South Asia.” 75 000 SEK.

Anju Saxena, Dept of Linguistics, Uppsala University: “Digital documentation of Indian minority languages.” 110 000 SEK.

Catarina Kinnvall, Dept of Political Science, Lund University: “Globalization and the State in India.” 25 000 SEK

Gunilla Lindmark, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Dept of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University: “Promoting adolescent reproductive health: Networking in Asia.” 65 000 SEK

Lennart Strömquist, Programme on Applied Environmental Impact Assessment, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University: “Environmental management and monitoring from multidisciplinary perspectives as illustrated by the Negombo lagoon in Sri Lanka.” 65 000 SEK

Benoit Guieysse, Dept of Biotechnology, Lund University: “Combined biophysical remediation processes for the cost-efficient removal of Persistent Organic Pollutants.” 55 000 SEK

Bo S Lindblad, Dept of Public Health, Division of International Health, Karolinska Institutet Medical University: “Pregnancy and Infancy in South Asia.” 110 000 SEK

Baboo M Nair, Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University: “The development of an interdisciplinary Swedish South Asian Studies Network for research on fermentation of foods in relation to public health and social welfare”. 110 000 SEK. More information.

Planning grant for educational programmes/projects

Martha J Garreth, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Dept of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University: “Guidance of Swedish Master’s Students Doing Interdisciplinary Research in International Health in Sri Lanka.” 60 000 SEK

Ashok Swain, Dept of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University; and Pamela Price, Dept. of History, University of Oslo, Norway: “Nordic Centre in India.” 25 000 SEK


2002/02, decisions taken on 28 January 2003

A total number of 19 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 1.58 Million SEK.

Planning grants for research programmes/projects:

Alia Ahmad, Dept of Economics, Lund University: “Community Management of Openwater Inland Fisheries – A comparative study of cases from Bangladesh and India.” 75 000 SEK

Pia Karlsson, Institute of International Education, Stockholm University. ”Education in Afghanistan.” 23 000 SEK

Magnus Holm, Dept of Molecular Biology, Göteborg University. ”Analysis of light regulated gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana.” 75 000 SEK

Göran Djurfeldt, Dept of Sociology, Lund University. ”Agricultural development and social mobility in two agrarian ecotypes in Tamil Nadu.” 75 000 SEK

Christer Norström, Dept of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University: “Livelihood strategies among forest-related tribal groups of South India.” 108 000 SEK

Wil Burghoorn, Centre for Asian Studies, Göteborg University; and Kazuki Iwanaga, School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University. ”International Conference on Women and Politics in Asia.” 20 000 SEK

Nandita Singh, Dept of Land and Water Resources Management, Kungl Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm. ”Problems and Prospects of Sustainable Water Resources Management in India: An Insight from Gender Perspective.” 30 000 SEK

Planning grant for educational project:

Neelambar Hatti, Dept of Economic History, Lund University. ”Networking for a Masters Program in South Asian Studies.” 39 500 SEK


2003/01, decisions taken on 26 August 2003

A total number of 27 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 2.36 Million SEK.

Planning grants for research programmes/projects:

Olof Olsson, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Göteborg University. ”Development of Stress tolerant Rice Cultivars for Nepal.” 70 000 SEK

Ravinder Pal Singh, Centre for Pacific Asia Studies (CPAS), Stockholm University. ”Security Sector Governance in Southern Asia: a case study of Indian Parliamentary Oversight of Security Sector.” 40 000 SEK

Bo Lindblad, Department of Public Health, Division of International Health, Karolinska Institutet Medical University. ”Pregnancy and Infancy in South Asia (PISA).” 90 000 SEK

Jan Magnusson, School of Social Work, Lund University. ”The Baltistan Movement in the Northern Areas, Pakistan.” 70 000 SEK

Ashok Kumar, Department of Biotechnology, Lund University. ”Low-cost Protein Bioseparation Technology – A Realistic Option for the Bioindustry of Developing Countries.” 40 000 SEK

Alia Ahmad, Department of Economics, Lund University: “Institutional Reforms in the Health Sector of Bangladesh and India.” 45 000 SEK

Lars Åke Persson, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University. ”Network for Interventions against Maternal-Child Malnutrition in South Asia.” 25 000 SEK

Planning grants for educational projects:

Neelambar Hatti, Dept of Economic History, Lund University. ”The Masters Program in Asian Studies in Lund: Networking for alternative options to ISEC.” 25 000 SEK

Kjell Nilsson, Department of Sociology, Lund University. ”Globalisation and Transformation in a Comparative Perspective – a Masters Course on the Internet.” 50 000 SEK


2004/01, decisions taken on 24 August 2004

A total number of 24 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 2.11 Million SEK.

Planning grants for continued research networking programmes

Baboo Nair, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University: ”Networking grant for further development and strengthening of the SASNETWORK on fermented foods, public health and social well-being formed in Nov-2003 to increase its sustainability.” 70 000 SEK. More information.

Lars Åke Persson, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University. ”Network for Interventions against Maternal-Child Malnutrition in South Asia.” 30 000 SEK

Planning grants for research programmes/projects:

Joyanto Routh, Department of Geology and Geochemistry, Stockholm University: “Environmental and long-term pitfalls of human induced changes in lake ecosystems: A case study of the Kumaun Lakes in NE India.” 65 000 SEK

Aida Aragão-Lagergren, Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University: “Children ‘left behind’. A study on children of migrant women in Sri Lanka.” 75 000 SEK

Mirja Juntunen, Department of Oriental Languages, Stockholm University: “The Buddhist-Modernist Thinker Rahul Sankrtyayan and his Influence on Contemporary Indian Writing.” 65 000 SEK

Amir Mansory, Institute of International Education, Stockholm University: ”Opportunities and Obstacles for Girls’ Education in Rural Afghanistan a project including capacity development of Afghan Educators.” 63 000 SEK. More information on the project.

Planning grants for educational projects:

Gunnel Cederlöf, Department of History and Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University: ”Environmental History as an Emerging Field of Education and Research. Planning for a collaboration between
Uppsala University and Calcutta University” 75 000 SEK

Stellan Vinthagen, Department of Peace and Development Research (Padrigu), Göteborg University: “Padrigu – Madras University collaborative education project to develop ‘Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies’ in India.” 75 000 SEK
More information about the project.

Nils-Axel Mörner, Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University: “Research and Education in the Maldives regarding sea level changes, island evolution and reef ecology.” 25 000 SEK

Peter Schalk, Department of History of Religions, Uppsala University: “Introduction of Modern Research Methods and Theories within the field of humanities in the University of Yalppanam.” 50 000 SEK


2004/02, decisions taken on 15 February 2005

A total number of 22 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 1.73 Million SEK.

Planning grants for continued research programmes

Christer Norström, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University: “Livelihood strategies among forest-related tribals in South India: contextual analysis of local livelihood strategies; a coming book from South India.” 65 000 SEK

Planning grants for research programmes/projects:

Styrbjörn Alström, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University: “The 20th Century Indian agriculture as perceived in the oral literary tradition of a drought-prone semi-desert region with a unique ancient folklore culture – an interdisciplinary approach.” 50 000 SEK. More information on the project.

Göran Djurfeldt and Staffan Lindberg, Department of Sociology, Lund University: “Networking with South Asian Sociologists.” 78 000 SEK

Anders Gustafsson and Farzeen Tanwir, Department of Periodontology, Institute of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm: “Oral health and treatment needs in an adult population of an underprivileged community in Karachi, Pakistan.” 27 000 SEK

Baboo Nair, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University: “Planning grant for organising a workshop on sustainable utilisation of tropical plant biomass as a raw material in an integrated agro-food process industry.” 50 000 SEK. More information.

Torkel Wadström, Division of Bacteriology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Dermatology and Infection, Lund University: “Effects of environmental stress on the production of cell surface proteins and of regulatory and virulence genes by gastrointestinal pathogens (Helicobacter species) and by Lactic Acid Bacteria with relevance for the pathogenesis of chronic infections as well as for applications in the food industry.” 60 000 SEK

Planning grants for educational programmes/projects

Rupesh Kumar, Division of Industrial Design, Department of Human Work Sciences, Luleå University of Technology: “To establish Master Program in Ergonomics at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Islamabad, Pakistan and Developing Ergonomics Network for the reduction of the occupational injuries in Pakistan.” 50 000 SEK

Jan Magnusson, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University: “Haellquist Book Donation Project." 70 000 SEK . More information


2005/01, decisions taken on 30 August 2005

A total number of 29 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 2.68 Million SEK.

Planning grants for continued research programmes

Baboo M. Nair, Dept. of Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University: “Creation of data base and interactive website for SASNET-fermented foods (Swedish South Asian network for fermented foods), plus organising second International seminar on fermented foods.” SEK 40 000. More information.

Planning grants for research programmes/projects:

Prosun Bhattacharya, Division of Land and Water Resources, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm: ”Arsenic contamination in groundwater in South Asia, and sustainable drinking water options.” SEK 55 000

Julie Wilk, Dept, of Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University: ”Defining a Water Poverty Index through stakeholder participation.” SEK 60 000. Read a project abstract.

Kristine Höglund, Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University: ”Mediators, Monitors, and Donors: Nordic Involvement in the Sri Lankan Peace Process, 2000-2005.” SEK 60 000. Read a project abstract.

Christer Jansson, Dept. of Plant Biology & Forest Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala: ”New Rice cultivars with improved endosperm properties – a collaborative project between SLU, Sweden, and IBMBB, Sri Lanka.” SEK 55 000. This project planning was not possible to realise, and therefore the department returned the grant money to SASNET in March 2010. new

Nandita Singh, Division of Land and Water Resources, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm: ”Relevance of socio-cultural context in realization of the human right to water: An insight from gender perspective.” SEK 50 000. Read a project abstract.

Planning grants for educational programmes/projects:

Margareta Ekborg, School of Teacher Education, Malmö University: ”Development of biotechnological education programs and information packages in Nepal.” SEK 55 000. Read a project abstract.

Zarina Nahar Kabir, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology, Department of Neurobiology, Caring Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm: ”Nurse training for geriatric care in Bangladesh.” SEK 60 000.

Göran Tomson and Fauziah Rabbani, Division of International Health (IHCAR), Dept. of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm: ”Networking in research and training for better health administration and management (NHART).” SEK 65 000.


2005/02, decisions taken on 28 February 2006

Last date for applications was 15 November 2005. A total number of 19 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Total amount applied for was 1.61 Million SEK.

Planning grants for research programmes/projects:

Pernille Gooch, Division of Human Ecology, Lund University: ”Mangrove conservation as a sustainable life insurance for coastal Tamil Nadu communities.” SEK 45 000. More information about the project.

Marc Katz, Dept. of Religious Studies, Karlstad University: ”The Vitality and Role of ‘Sporting Clubs’ in the Multi-Cultural Community: A Study of the Traditional Youth Organizations of Banaras.” SEK 50 000. More information about the project.

Madelene Ostwald, Physical Geography, Earth Sciences Centre, Göteborg University: ”Climate Change and Climate Collaboration between Peradeniya and Göteborg University. The Potential of using CDM in land and vegetation recovery after the 2004 tsunami in southern Sri Lanka.” SEK 50 000. More information about the project.

Sten Widmalm, Dept. of Government, Uppsala University: ”Tolerance in Challenging Political Environments in Uganda, Kenya, India and Pakistan.” SEK 50 000. More information about the project.

Planning grants for educational programmes/projects:

Anders Björkman, Malaria Research Unit, Dept. of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm: ”Rational use of antimalarial drugs in Pakistan.” SEK 60 000. More information about the project.

Jim Walch, Dept. of Curriculum Studies and Communication (UKL), Stockholm Institute of Education: ”Teacher education in the field: Facilitating thesis work in South India.” SEK 50 000. More information about the project.


2006/01, decisions taken on 29 August 2006

Last date for applications was 15 June 2006. A total number of 17 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Decisions were taken on 29 August 2006. Total amount applied for was 968 500 SEK.

Networking grant/planning for continued research project:

Marc Katz, Dept. of Religious Studies, Karlstad University: ”The Vitality and Role of ‘Sporting Clubs’ in the Multi-Cultural Community: A Study of the Traditional Youth Organizations of Banaras.” SEK 30 000

Networking grants/planning for new research projects:

• Magnus Holm, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Göteborg University: "Light regulated development in plants – Translational research in Rape-seed and Rice." SEK 45 000

• Ashok Kumar, Dept. of Biotechnology, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University: "Cost-efficient production of therapeutic proteins – a need for bioindustry in developing countries." SEK 55 000 SEK

Grants for a Guest Lecture Programme:

• Göran Djurfeldt and Staffan Lindberg, Dept. of Sociology, Lund University: Invitation of Mr. R. Vidyasagar, Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, Chennai, India. SEK 20 000

• Christina Grenholm, Center for Gender Studies, Karlstad University: Invitation of Anjoo Upadhyaya, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. SEK 20 000

• Sidsel Hansson, Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University: Invitation of Dr. Bidyut Mohanty, Women's Studies Department, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, India. SEK 20 000

• Gunnar Jacks, Dept. Of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm: Invitation of Dr. Alagappan Ramanathan, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. SEK 20 000

• Bo Nordström, Dept. of Chemical Technology, School of Engineering, Jönköping University: Invitation of Jayant Mahadev Doke, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Pune, India. SEK 20 000

Grants for organising an Interdisciplinary Workshop:

• Bo Lindblad, Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm: ”Micronutrient Supplementation to pregnant women in South Asia." SEK 150 000

• Lennart Strömquist, Applied Environmental Impact Assessment; Department of Social and Economic Geography, Uppsala University: "Participatory GIS; a tool for planning of rehabilitation of communities affected by natural disasters." SEK 78 000


2007, decisions taken on 28 August 2007

Last date for applications was 15 June 2007. A total number of 20 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Decisions were taken on 28 August 2007. Total amount applied for was SEK 1,798,285.

Networking grants/planning for new research projects:

• Maria Andersson, Department of Biotechnology, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University: ”Sol-gel encapsulation of biomolecules – special emphasis on developing cost-effective diagnostic tests.” SEK 75 000

• Vinod Diwan, Division of International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institutet: ”Improving maternal health outcomes in Madhya Pradesh, India – bridging the gap between research and practice.” SEK 75 000

• Maigun Edhborg, Neurobiology, Care Science, Section for Nursing, Karolinska Institutet: ”Impact of maternal perinatal depressive symptoms on infant development and health in Bangladesh.” SEK 75 000.

• Olof Olsson & Gokarna Gharti-Chhetri, CMB – Molecular Biology, Göteborg University: ”Phytoremediation of Arsenic in South Asian countries." SEK 75 000

Networking grants/planning for new educational project:

• Martha J. Garrett, Womens and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health, Uppsala University: ”Regional Networking for Information on Child Survival.” SEK 150 000

Grants for a Guest Lecture Programme:

• William Hogland, Department of Technology, University of Kalmar: ”Invitation of Sunil Kumar, Kurian Joseph, and Anjali Srivastava.” SEK 60 000

• Claes-Göran Holmberg & Per-Erik Ljung, Comparative Literature, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University: ”Invitation of Professor Soumyayit Samanta, Dept. of English, North Bengal University, Siliguri, India.” SEK 20 000

Grants for organising an Interdisciplinary Workshop:

• Eva-Maria Hardtmann, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University: ”Conference on Dalits in the Global Justice Movement: Researchers and Activists in Dialogues.” SEK 62 000

• Om Prakash, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, School of Technology and Design, Växjö University: ”Implementation strategies for the transfer of hybrid photovoltaic-thermal technology (H-PV/T) from research to lab to field.” SEK 75 000


2008, decisions taken on 26 August 2008

Last date for applications was 15 June 2008. A total number of 52 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Decisions were taken on 26 August 2008. SEK 965 000 were distributed. Total amount applied for was SEK 4 289 019.

Networking grants/planning for new research projects:

• Anders Björkman, Malaria Research Unit, Dept. of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm: ”Molecular characterization of clinical isolates of Plasmodium falciparium in Pakistan”. SEK 45 000.
More information about the project.

• Artur Chodorowski, Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg: ”Pattern Recognition methods for early detection of precancerous oral lesions in South Asia”. SEK 75 000
More information about the project.

• Mattias Larsen, PADRIGU, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University: ”Development and Demography in North-Western India: Emerging Contexts of Daughter Discrimination”. SEK 75 000
More information about the project.

• Abul Mandal, School of Life Sciences, Skövde University: ”Development of new varieties of crops for avoiding loss of harvest caused by climatic instability in Bangladesh”. SEK 45 000
More information about the project.

• Ebbe Nordlander, Chemical Physics, Centre for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University: ”Modelling of hydrodesulfurization reactions and development of new molecular hydrodesulfurization catalysts”. SEK 75 000
More information about the project.

• Camilla Orjuela, PADRIGU, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University: ”Corruption and Conflict: Challenges for Local Governance in Sri Lanka”. SEK 75 000
More information about the project.

• Leslie Paul and Sadhna Alström, Dept. of Forest Mycology and Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala: ”Development of a collaborative research project between Indian and Swedish researchers towards sustainable hillberry production for small farm holders in Himalayan states of India”. SEK 75 000
More information about the project.

• Joyanto Routh, Dept. of Geology and Geochemistry, Stockholm University: ”Biogeochemical signatures and high-resolution paleoclimatic records in spelotherms from caves in Meghalaya (India)”. SEK 60 000
More information about the project.

Grants for organising an Interdisciplinary Workshop:

• Alia Ahmad, Dept. of Economics, Lund University: Workshop about Designing action research on the development of inland fisheries for poverty alleviation in Bangladesh. SEK 75 000
More information about the workshop.

• Anna Laine, Social Anthropology, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University: ”Workshop on The Kolam Practice – in Dialogue with Anthropology and Art Practice”. SEK 75 000
More information about the workshop.

• Maria Lantz, Art & Architecture, Royal University College of Fine Arts (KKH): Workshop on DHARAVI: Documenting Informalities. SEK 75 000
More information about the workshop.

• Mikael Schultz, PADRIGU, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University: Workshop: Sri Lanka Conference on Peace and Development Research. SEK 75 000
More information about the conference.

Grants for a Guest Lecture Programme:

• Daniel Andersson and Åke Sander, Dept. of Religious Studies, theology and classical philology, Göteborg University: Invitation of  Dr. Dipak Malik, Gandhian Institute of Studies, Jamui Campus, Bihar, India. Co-invited by: Religious Studies, Högskolan Dalarna; and Dept. of Sociology, Lund University. SEK 20 000

• Neelambar Hatti, Dept. of Economic History, Lund University: Invitation of Dr. T V Sekher, Associate Professor, Department of Population Policies and Programs, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India. Co-invited by: Nordic Centre in India (NCI) to deliver lectures at Umeå University, Stockholm University and Göteborg University. SEK 20 000

• Jan Johansson, Social Anthropology, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University: Invitation of Dr. Mahbub Alam, Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Science, Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB). Co-invited by: Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD). SEK 20 000

• Diane Pecorari, School for Education, Culture and Communication, Mälardalens högskola: Invitation of Dr. Ashis Sengupta, University of North Bengal, India. Co-invited by: Dept. of Humanities, Växjö University; and School of Arts and Languages, Högskolan Dalarna . SEK 20 000

• Joyanto Routh, Dept. of Geology and Geochemistry, Stockholm University: Invitation of Dr. S P Sinha Ray, Centre for Groundwater Studies, Kolkata, India. Co-invited by: Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), Stockholm; Uppsala University (Hydrology Section); and Division of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. SEK 20 000

• Ferdinando Sardella, Dept. of Religious Studies, theology and classical philology, Göteborg University: Invitation of Dr. Ruby Sain, Dept. of Sociology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Co-invited by Vårdal Institute, Lund University. SEK 20 000

• Ashok Swain, Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University: Invitation of K V Raju, Professor and Head, Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India. Co-invited by: Dept. of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo. SEK 20 000.
Due to unforeseen reasons, Prof. Raju could not come to Sweden. Instead SASNET permitted the grant to be used to invite Dr. D. R. Sahoo, Professor of Sociology, Ravenshaw University, Orissa, India, to participate in the World Sociological Congress held in Gothenburg, July 2010. 


2009, decisions taken on 22 September 2009 

Last date for applications was 15 June 2009. A total number of 30 applications for SASNET planning grants were received. Decisions were taken on 22 September 2009. SEK 525 000 were distributed. Total amount applied for was SEK 2 345 000.

Networking grants/planning for new research projects:

• Pernille Gooch, Dept. of Human Ecology, Lund University: ”Water, Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods: Assessing Socio-economic Vulnerability and Potential Adaptive Strategies in Sikkim, India.” SEK 75 000. More information

• Andreas Mårtensson, Dept. of Public Health Sciences and Dept. of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm: ”Molecular characterization of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Madhya Pradesh, India – implications for rational use of anti-malarial drugs.” SEK 50 000. More information

• Adam Pain, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala: ”Development of a Rural Development Network between the College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal University of Bhutan, and the Division of Rural Development, SLU, Uppsala.” SEK 70 000. More information

• Les Paul & Sadhna Alström, Dept. of Forest Mycology and Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala: ”Development of a collaborative research project between Indian and Swedish researchers towards sustainable production of Cocos nucifera.” SEK 70 000 . More information

• Joyanto Routh, Dept. of Geology and Geochemistry, Stockholm University: ”High-resolution Holocene paleoclimate records in glacial lakes from the northeastern Himalayas in Bhutan.” SEK 75 000. More information

Grants for organising an Interdisciplinary Workshop:

• Willmar Sauter, Dept. of Musicology and Performance Studies, Stockholm University: ”Interdisciplinary Approaches to Marginalised Performance Practices in India”. SEK 75 000 . More information

• Wimal Ubhayasekera, MAX-Lab, Lund University: ”Introduction to protein structures and homology modeling.” SEK 50 000

Grants for a Guest Lecture Programme:

• Sara Eriksén, School of Computing, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby: ”Invitation of Aarti Kawlra, Principal Project Officer, Indo-UK Consortium on Advanced Communication Technology, IC&SR Project, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Channai, India.” SEK 20 000

• Anders Hydén, Dept. of Caring Sciences and Social Work, Gävle University: ”Invitation of Prabhavati N Tirmare, College of Social Work, Mumbai University, India.” SEK 20 000

• Ann-Kristin Boström, School of Education and Communication (HLK), Jönköping University: ”Invitation of Dr. K. Pushpanadham, Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Education and Psychology, M.S. University of Baroda.” SEK 20 000