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.
Annual open call 2021 – 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.Current: 33 days left. Apply before: 2021-04-08 14:00
Annual open call 2021 – 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 January 1, 2013 at the earliest and no later than December 31, 201...Current: 33 days left. Apply before: 2021-04-08 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...Future: Open for applying 2021-03-29 10:00
Climate adaptation of the built environment
This call is part of a joint call between Formas and Vinnova within the framework of the national research programmes for sustainable spatial planning and for climate. The joint call consists of two s...Future: Open for applying 2021-03-31 14:00
Rural areas and regional development
More knowledge is needed about the means enabling people to live and make their livelihoods in a sustainable way throughout the country. Research-based knowledge building can strengthen the ability of...Future: Open for applying 2021-03-30 00:00
ERA-Net Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC)
Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency ( Energimyndigheten ), with support from Viable Cities, have earmarked a total of 28 million kronor to fund Swedish projects through the Joint Pro...Current: 40 days left. Apply before: 2021-04-15 14:00ENUTC
The role of Swedish forests in the climate transition
Nearly 70% of Sweden’s land area is covered by forest in some form. Current decision-making on forests play a crucial role in our ability to achieve both national and global goals related to climate c...Current: 45 days left. Apply before: 2021-04-20 14:00
Research projects for increased animal protection and animal welfare
Animal protection refers to what we humans should provide to animals to protect them from suffering. Good animal protection promotes good animal welfare. Sweden is one of the leading countries in the...Future: Open for applying 2021-03-25 14:00
AI in the service of the climate 2
The call is aimed at those of you who want to carry out the project which, with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), contributes to Sweden by 2045 have no net greenhouse gas emissions.Future: Open for applying 2021-03-09 14:00
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...Closed: Decision is made 2021-06-17 17:00.