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The Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded in partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation in Lund. The Academy is responsible for selecting the Crafoord Laureates. The prize sum of SEK 6 million makes the Crafoord Prize one of the world´s largest scientific prizes.

Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord´s Fund

Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord´s Fund awards each year an international prize to distinguished scientists and scholarships or grants to researchers or institutions in Sweden.

In 2017, scholarships and grants are announced for researchers in Polyarthritis, in the field of “Regulatory T-cells in health and disease”.

The announcement is called Stiftelsen Anna-Greta och Holger Crafoords fond in the application system.

Available funding: SEK 550 000

Closing date for applications: 21 February 2017

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The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2017

The Royal Science Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2017 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis to

Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan,

Fred Ramsdell, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA


Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA,

“for their discoveries relating to regulatory T cells, which counteract harmful immune reactions in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.”

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