The dates for the call are preliminary and are subject to change. The content will be further developed and finalised when the call opens.
Apply for research and innovation projects that contribute to solutions to promote a socially sustainable housing supply for all. This call aims to enable collaborations between different stakeholders in the housing sector with the aim of exploring and developing solutions that contribute to a socially sustainable housing supply for all.
Sweden faces a number of challenges in order to achieve a socially sustainable housing supply for all, with housing that is available also to social groups with less financial resources or special needs. Today we have a widespread housing shortage, increased segregation and a divide between urban and rural areas. High housing prices and rents as well as a declining share of rental apartments make it difficult for several groups in society to obtain a secure housing situation and to adapt their housing based on the living situation. The challenges look different depending on where in Sweden you are; sparsely populated areas, smaller cities and larger cities, respectively, are faced with partly different difficulties.
This call aims to enable collaborations between different stakeholders in the housing sector with the aim of exploring and developing solutions that contribute to a socially sustainable housing supply for all. The call will fund research and innovation projects that in a concrete way examine and propose how, for example, planning, financing, legislation, collaboration, construction, renovation, design and use of housing can promote a socially sustainable and affordable housing supply for all.
Only multi-party applications, with at least one academic party and at least one non-academic party, can receive funding. Academic party refers to universities, colleges, certain research institutes and government agencies with research assignments. Non-academic party refers to other public sector organisations, business and civil society organisations. A sole proprietorship can not be included as a party.
Funding can be sought for projects that run 2 or 3 years (24 or 36 months) and for a maximum of 2 million kronor per 12-month period, meaning a total maximum amount of 6 million kronor. Private companies and other organisations engaged in economic activity that want to apply for a grant from Formas are subject to EU's rules for state aid in which the requirements and level of co-funding are stated.