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.
Smart Built Environment – Innovation Ideas
The purpose of the call is to increase opportunities for SMEs as well as small and medium-size municipalities to develop ideas that can lead to innovation. This can also involve getting the chance to...Given decision: 2022-11-30 12:00
Sustainable and resilient food systems in uncertain times
Apply for funding for research and development projects that contribute to the development of knowledge and practices in order to foster a more robust food security and preparedness in Sweden and glob...Given decision: 2022-11-23 11:00
Nordforsk – Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change
The purpose of the call for sustainable agriculture and climate change is to promote cooperation between knowledge organizations in the participating countries and to increase opportunities and addres...Closed: Decision is made 2022-12-01 14:00.
ERA-Net ICRAD: One Health Approach to Zoonoses Research and Innovation
This is the second transnational collaborative research call of the ERA-Net International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases (ICRAD).Given decision: 2022-11-29 14:00
Securing future water supply through sustainable management
The purpose of this call is to stimulate and increase knowledge, research, and cooperation on water resource management that focuses on the link between water, society, and the environment, and that p...Given decision: 2022-11-23 11:40
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...Given decision: 2022-11-23 11:30
New forest management practices for multiple societal goals
Alternative forest management methods, such as continuous cover forestry, are increasingly highlighted in Swedish and international forest policy. At the same time, robust knowledge is lacking about t...Given decision: 2022-11-23 11:30
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...Given decision: 2020-12-09 11:30
Annual open call – 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, 2014 at the earliest and no later than December 31, 202...Given decision: 2022-11-23 10:20
Annual open call – 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: 2022-11-23 10:20