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STINT grant awarded to a new University of Melbourne eye research collaboration

2 September 2020

Researchers Rune Brautaset and Pete Williams at St. Erik Eye Hospital and Karolinska Institutet have been granted the STINT Initiation Grant of SEK 150,000 to develop an ophthalmology research collaboration with the Center for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne. KI and the University of Melbourne contribute an additional SEK 350,000 to the alliance.

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Pete Williams and Rune Brautaset.

STINT (The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) Initiation Grants are given to build new and strategically interesting international relations that will strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish universities and colleges.

The grant of a total of SEK 500,000 will be used to cover travel and resource costs.

This grant initiate will allow for novel collaborations and knowledge transfer between the ophthalmic departments in Sweden and Australia and act as a platform for further development and collaboration to tackle eye disease worldwide, Pete Williams, Assistant Professor at St. Erik Eye Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, says.

Project title: Building collaborative networks for translational and clinical research and teaching within ophthalmology and vision sciences

29 January 2021