Annual open call – Research projects for early-career researchers

WHAT CAN YOU APPLY FOR?

Research projects where you formulate your own research questions based on identified societal challenges within Environment, Agriculture Sciences and Spatial Planning.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Early-career researchers. The main applicant must have completed her/his doctoral degree by January 1, 2015 at the earliest and no later than December 31, 2021.
The administrating organization must be a Swedish higher education institution or research institute.

HOW MUCH CAN YOU APPLY FOR?

1 million SEK per year, on average, over the years the application is valid for. Funding can be applied for a maximum of four years.

Future: Open for applying: 2023-02-21 14:00
Last day of application: 2023-03-30 14:00

The content will be further developed and finalised when the call opens.

Funding can be applied for a maximum of 4 years and a total of 4 million SEK. To apply for a grant for Research projects for early-career researchers, the main applicant must have completed their doctoral degree January 1, 2015 at the earliest and no later than December 31, 2021. In the annual open call Formas welcomes applications within its three areas of responsibility – Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning. 

Research projects for early career researchers is one of two grant types in Formas’ Annual open call 2023.

In Formas’ annual open call, researchers formulate their own research questions. Within the areas of Formas’ responsibility: Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, the call aims to fund research of the highest scientific quality, which clearly advances the state-of-the art to address societal challenges and contributes to long-term sustainable development.

Inter- and transdisciplinary research questions are encouraged. The research can be either basic research or needs-driven, applied research.

To apply for a grant for a research project for early career researchers, the main applicant must have obtained a doctoral degree (diploma issued) no earlier than January 1, 2015 and no later than December 31, 2021. Deductible time, as parental leave, sick leave, military service, political duties or other similar circumstances, may be cause for granting exceptions to the time rule. The grants may only be administered by a Swedish university, university college or public agency that meets Formas’ criteria for administrating organisations.

Research projects that fall outside the Annual open call’s areas of responsibility, i.e. environment, agricultural sciences and spatial or physical planning, will be rejected.

Changes in Formas’ annual open call for 2023

Are you the main applicant (project manager) for an ongoing research project that Formas is funding? We are in the process of implementing changes in the application procedure for the 2023 annual open call. This might affect you if you want to apply for a grant from us.

Changes in Formas’ annual open call for 2023 External link.

Webinars – ask us about the call

Preliminary dates:

● Wednesday 22 February 10.00 CET: For Grants Office (in Swedish)

● Thursday 23 February 10.00 CET: For applicants (in English)

Contact information

Do you have questions about the call?

Contact us arligaoppna@formas.se

Updated:26 January 2023