New call for research projects (previously annual open call)

WHAT CAN YOU APPLY FOR?

Research projects where you freely formulate a research question within Formas’ areas of responsibility: Environment, Agricultural Sciences, and Spatial Planning.

Note that additional descriptions of the scope of the call might be added.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Researchers with a doctoral degree. Main applicant and co-applicants must have obtained a doctoral degree by the close of the call at the latest.

The administrating organisation (medelsförvaltare) must be a Swedish higher education institution or research institute.

Note that additional limitations might be added.

HOW MUCH CAN YOU APPLY FOR?

1.5 million SEK per year on average over the years applied for. Funding can be applied for a maximum of four years (48 months).

Future: Open for applying: 2024-09-01 14:00
Last day of application: 2024-10-01 14:00

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 autumn of 2024, Formas plans to open a new call for research projects. The call is aimed at researchers with a doctorate degree that are based at Swedish higher education institutions or research institutes. The call for research projects was previously part of the Annual open call but is now developed into a separate call.

The annual open call is Formas’ biggest call. For 2024, we are adjusting the call so it can better contribute to addressing the major challenges facing Sweden and the world. More specifically, this means that the Annual open call will be divided into two separate calls: a call for early-career researchers and a call for research projects.

The new call Career grant for early-career researchers will open in February 2024.

The new call for research projects is planned to open during the autumn of 2024. Please note that the dates for the call are preliminary and subject to change.

Formas is now working to complete the new call. The development is carried out in dialogue with Formas’ Scientific Council. During the autumn of 2023 the research community was invited to contribute to the development through a survey.

To address complex societal challenges, more researchers need to work on challenging research questions, new methods and in other ways take relevant risks in their research. The new call for research project aims to promote a clear shift in the state of knowledge that contributes to solving societal challenges in areas of great relevance to sustainable development, such as the global sustainable development goals. The research funded through the call should be of the highest scientific quality and societal relevance. The call also aims to contribute to a continuous and long-term development of knowledge within Formas’ areas of responsibility: Environment, Agricultural Sciences, and Spatial Planning. In addition to this, the call aims to promote internationally successful researchers and research environments within Formas’ areas of responsibility.

As in the annual open call, the new call for research projects welcomes proposals where researchers freely formulate their research questions within Formas’ areas of responsibility: Environment, Agricultural Sciences, and Spatial Planning. Multi- and interdisciplinary research questions are particularly welcome.

Challenging research questions, new methods and interdisciplinary collaboration takes time. The new call for research projects will therefore allow for longer and larger projects than in the annual open call.

The call for research projects is aimed at researchers with a doctorate degree that are based at Swedish higher education institutions or research institutes. The doctorate degree can have been awarded in Sweden or in another country. Note that additional limitations might be added on who can apply.

A call under development – stay updated

We will publish more information about the call on this page as the development work progresses. We will also provide information in webinars in connection to the call’s opening. Sign up for our newsletter (in Swedish) to stay updated.

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Updated:27 February 2024
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