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.
Sustainable food production
To address climate change and environmental goals, our entire society must transform. The food system is central to many of the challenges facing society. Food security, including how we produce and p...Current: 6 days left. Apply before: 2021-05-18 14:00
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...Current: 15 days left. Apply before: 2021-05-27 14:00
Climate gains through resource efficiency
The climate is changing, and we urgently need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt communities so they can cope with climate change now and in the future. A major part of meeting climate chall...Current: 15 days left. Apply before: 2021-05-27 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: 2021-03-31 14:00
Applied research for increased animal protection and animal welfare
Animal protection refers to what we humans must provide with for the animals to protect them from suffering when we own, handle or care for them. Good animal welfare is the foundation for good animal...Current: 5 days left. Apply before: 2021-05-17 14:00
The Green Transition and Working Life
Greater knowledge is required about how the green transition is likely to affect working life. Formas, together with Forte, Sweden’s research council for health, working life and welfare, now aims to...Current: 34 days left. Apply before: 2021-06-15 14:00
Blue Innovation – Preparatory Projects 2021
Water is fundamental to all life, and all types of water – groundwater, freshwater and seawater – are interconnected. We know that the way we make use of our oceans and water today is not sustainable,...Current: 112 days left. Apply before: 2021-09-01 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...Closed: Decision is made 2021-06-17 14:00.
Rural areas and regional development
The existing urban–rural divide in terms of population development, demographics, education and income, as well as access to job opportunities, infrastructure and public services, creates different co...Closed: Decision is made 2021-10-31 14:00.
Climate adaptation of the built environment
Spatial planning must be adapted to the climate changes taking place today and those that are expected to come. Changes in temperatures and precipitation patterns pose several problems that place new...Current: 7 days left. Apply before: 2021-05-19 14:00