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.
Societal effects and opportunities for transition after Covid-19
This call is a joint initiative by Formas and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) within the framework of Formas’ three national research programmes on climate, food and sustainable spatial p...Closed: Decision is made 2020-12-15 14:00.
ERA-Net BiodivERsA –Biodiversity and Climate Change
BiodivERsA announce an international call for research proposals on “Biodiversity and Climate Change”. Formas participates in the call with 2 500 000 euro for the years 2021-2023.Closed: Decision is made 2020-10-31 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 2020-12-15 14:00.
Realising the global sustainable development goals
This call for proposals aims to create research that is highly relevant to the UN’s global sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Agenda 2030. The research should offer new perspectives on the SDGs b...Given decision: 2020-09-23 11:30
Designed living environment – architecture, form, design, art and cultural heritage in public spaces
In a joint venture with the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, ArkDes, the Swedish National Heritage Board, and Public Arts Agency Sweden, Formas is announcing grants to fund fo...Given decision: 2020-09-23 11:15
Knowledge for a sustainable and competitive food system
Formas is announcing grants to fund knowledge syntheses that promote sustainable and competitive food systems. Projects should compile the state of the art within Sustainable aquatic food production o...Current: 38 days left. Apply before: 2020-11-04 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 2020-11-18 14:00.
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...Closed: Decision is made 2020-11-18 17:00.
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....Closed: Decision is made 2020-10-31 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...Closed: Decision is made 2020-11-18 14:00.