The dates for the call are preliminary and are subject to change. The content will be further developed and finalised when the call opens.
In the spring of 2024, Formas will open the call Career grant for early-career researchers 2024. The call is aimed at early-career researchers and welcomes early-career researchers to formulate their own research questions within Formas’ three areas of responsibility – Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, and interdisciplinary research questions are encouraged in this call. The research we fund should be of the highest scientific quality and contribute to the researchers' continued career development.
There is a great need for people with expert skills who possess different combinations of skills and competences. For early-career researchers and their career development, it is essential to be able to independently run a research project of high scientific quality. It is also important to discover new directions for their research, expanding their networks and work in dynamic research environments supportive for the researcher's development. National and/or international mobility that involves work in other research environments broadens researchers' perspectives and contributes to internationalisation that strengthens the quality of research. Together, this strengthens researchers early in their careers and their opportunities to develop their competencies and skills to be able to contribute to and lead the work of meeting society's sustainability challenges now and in the future. This contributes to both the long-term supply of skills for people with research skills and to the continuous and long-term accumulation of knowledge in society.
Who can apply under this call?
The call will be carried out in two tracks:
- Track 0-3 are targeted to individuals that must have completed their doctoral degree (diploma issued) January 1, 2021, at the earliest and not later than October 1, 2024.
- Track 3-7 are targeted to individuals that must have completed their doctoral degree (diploma issued) January 1, 2017, at the earliest and not later than December 31, 2020.
You will only be able to apply for funding in one of the tracks. 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. To be eligible to apply in the call, your doctoral degree can have been awarded in Sweden or in another country.
Funding can be applied for three (3) or four (4) years, and the project must include national and/or international researcher mobility. At least 4 months and a maximum of 24 months for a project period of 3 years (36 months), and a minimum of 5 months and a maximum of 32 months for a project period of 4 years (48 months) for which funding is sought must be spent at another research organisation in Sweden or abroad. During the project, you as project manager must be employed by a home organisation.
The call Career grant for early-career researchers 2024 will in 2024 replace Formas calls Mobility grants for early-career researchers and Research projects for early-career researchers (previously a part of our Annual open call).
The call Career grant for early career researchers is planned to open in February/March 2024. More information about the call and dates for webinars about the call will be announced on formas.se in December.
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