Applying for funding
Who can apply for funding?
Universities, colleges, research institutes and their affiliated researchers represent our main applicant groups. But many others can also apply for funding from us – special interest groups, private companies (except sole proprietors), associations, municipalities, county councils, and other government agencies that are not higher education institutions.
Projects that qualify for funding
When you apply for project funding, you can apply for grants to cover both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include costs for salaries, equipment and travel. Indirect costs are costs that are shared with others in your organisation, such as for administration, IT and renting of premises.
How to apply
You apply for funding and add the information you need for your application in our application system, Prisma. There is some information that is good to know before you apply, such as what our assessment criteria are, who is considered an administrating organisation and may receive the money, what our publication criteria are, and what considerations you should take into account for your project when you apply for funding.
How we assess your application
We assess applications on the basis of scientific quality and relevance for society. We sometimes consider other criteria, and in such cases we will state this in our call descriptions. Formas’ Research Council is the body that makes the award decisions about which projects are granted funding. The council bases its decisions on the recommendations made by our review panels. It is these review panel members who assess all applications before they are submitted to the council for a decision.
When are you informed about our decision?
Each call description states when you can expect to be informed. You or the project manager will receive a message in Prisma. The message will be sent to the project manager’s account.
If you are awarded a grant, you must report project expenses and results. This is done in Prisma.
Planning for transformation (Stage 2)
In the scope of the National Research Programme for Sustainable Spatial Planning funding is being offered for research projects that contribute to knowledge and solutions for developing Swedish spatia...Current: 46 days left. Apply before: 2021-01-19 14:00
Resource-efficient and non-toxic
Formas will, in December, open a call for funding in the area of a circular, non-toxic, economy.Future: Open for applying 2020-12-08 14:00
Urgent grants 2020 to secure access to data or research materials
In view of the ongoing corona pandemic Formas’ urgent call is open to provide the opportunity to collect data and research materials of an urgent nature to ensure the future availability of research....Given decision: 2020-11-30 14:00
International network grant for the SDGs
In this call Formas’ aims, in collaboration with other Swedish research funding agencies, to promote new international collaboration by funding network grants for formulating project ideas that hel...Closed: Decision is made 2020-12-10 14:00.
NordForsk: Nordic Call on Sustainable Aquaculture
NordForsk has launched a call for proposals to fund research and innovation projects in the field of sustainable aquaculture together with Formas, AVS Research fund for fisheries, Iceland, Technology...Closed: Decision is made 2020-12-17 14:00.
Annual open call 2020 – Research projects
To apply for a grant for research projects, the main applicant must have obtained a doctoral degree. Funding can be applied for a maximum of 3 years and a total of 3 million SEK.Given decision: 2020-11-18 14:00
Annual open call 2020 – Research projects for early-career researchers
To apply for a grant for research projects for early-career researchers, the main applicant must have completed their doctoral degree 1 January 2012 at the earliest and no later than 31 December 2018....Given decision: 2020-11-18 14:00
Mobility grants for early-career researchers 2020
When researchers move between different research environments, they disseminate their knowledge while learning new tools and methods, discovering new directions for their research and expanding their...Given decision: 2020-11-18 11:00
Centers for sustainable and competitive food-systems
To achieve the transition to sustainable, competitive food systems and to address the challenges facing society and the food sector, long-term research and innovation efforts, pooled skills and collab...Given decision: 2020-11-18 11:00
Measures for increased animal welfare
Sweden is one of the leading countries in the world regarding animal welfare. However, in order to further improve the animal welfare additional solutions and measures need to be developed and applied...Given decision: 2020-11-18 11:00