In 1980, Holger Crafoord donated SEK 3 million to a foundation whose aim is to:

In 1980, Holger Crafoord donated SEK 3 million to a foundation whose aim is to:

without a view to making a profit for a given individual person or organization, promote scientific training and research and also the care, upbringing and education of children and young people. Moreover, but only insofar as not to contravene the main purposes of the Foundation as specified above, the Foundation may also promote charitable, social, artistic, sporting or other purposes of public benefit...

Holger Crafoord and HM the King at Åkerlund & Rausings factory in Lund, 1963

The team that made the disposable kidney possible - (from left) Arne Johansson, Nils Alwall, Holger Crafoord, Lennart Östergren, Olof Hagström, Carl-Axel Björkengren.

The Crafoord family at home in Lund's  'professor town' in 1946. Holger, Anna-Greta, Birgitta, Katarina and Margareta.

Holger Crafoord had  team spirit both at work and in his free time.
Here you see him as goal keeper for Åkerlund & Rausings football team in 1951.

The Crafoord Foundation’s main obective is to support scientific research and education

Holger Crafoord established the Crafoord Foundation in 1980. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded approximately SEK 1,4 billion.

Scientific research

The Crafoord Foundation’s main obective is to support scientific research and education

Application Period 2016

Application Period

December 15 - February 2

Decisions communicated

The 1st week of June

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Other Grants

For the benefit of the general public, the Crafoord Foundation also supports the provision of assistance for humanitarian/social causes or to the disabled, sport, cultural or artistic activities or studies/education and the upbringing of children and young people.

Application Period 2017

Application Period

July 3 - September 7

Decisions communicated

1st week of December

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The Crafoord Prize

The King of Sweden presents the Crafoord Prize on “Crafoord Day” in the spring of each year. The ceremony takes place in either Stockholm or Lund.

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Research grants awarded spring 2016

The Crafoord foundation decided at the board meeting on May 23 to allocate 60,7 million for scientific research.

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All applications must be received latest February 2 at 4:00 PM

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Application starts on December 15 at 9:00 AM

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The 2017 deadline for applications has passed

Latest News

30 May, 2016

Research Grants 2016

The Crafoord Foundation granted SEK 60,7 Millions in 2016

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16 December, 2015

Stor donation säkrar Winstrupprojektet

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