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.
European Biodiversity Partnership: Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea
The European Biodiversity Partnership under Horizon Europe will launch its first transnational joint research call on “Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea”.Future: Open for applying 2021-10-05 14:00
Formas has earmarked a total of 20 million kronor to fund communication projects about sustainable development research. The projects must be related to one of Formas’ areas of responsibility – enviro...Future: Open for applying 2021-09-22 14:00
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...Given decision: 2021-06-17 14:00
Planning for transformation (Stage 1)
Formas is announcing grants to fund research that contributes knowledge and solutions for developing Swedish spatial planning that supports the transformation to a sustainable society. Under this cal...Given decision: 2020-04-30 00:00
Communication call 2021
Formas has earmarked a total of 15 million kronor to fund communication projects about sustainable development research. The projects must be related to one of Formas’ areas of responsibility – enviro...Given decision: 2021-06-17 17:00
Resource-efficient and non-toxic
The purpose of this call is to facilitate achieving the vision of a circular economy and the environmental objective “A non-toxic environment” in tandem. Formas therefore wishes to promote collaborati...Given decision: 2021-06-17 15:50
International network grant for the SDGs
Achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is now less than ten years away. All countries need to support the sustainable transformation, and international collaboration must be strengthe...Current: 30 days left. Apply before: 2021-09-02 14:00
Smart Built Environment – Innovations Ideas
Apply for funding to further develop previous ideas that now require smaller-scale testing for implementation or scale-up. In this call, you can apply for a maximum of 300,000 kronor in funding. The r...Current: 35 days left. Apply before: 2021-09-07 14:00
Smart Built Environment: Digital built environment in practice
This call for proposals aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the built environment, through projects that centre around digitalisation and industrial processes. Applications can addres...Given decision: 2021-05-28 10:00
From research to implementation for a sustainable society
Sweden faces major challenges in its transition to socially, environmentally and economically sustainable communities. A key in this transition is multi-stakeholder collaboration that enables research...Closed: Decision is made 2021-10-26 14:00.