Planned calls for proposals 2021

2021-02-22

In 2021, Formas will provide over 1.8 billion kronor in public funding for research and innovation on sustainable development. Most of these funds are awarded through competitive calls for proposals.

Researcher-initiated projects

Formas distributes approximately 40 percent of its budget through calls that support researcher-initiated projects. The purpose of these calls is to enable researchers to tackle the research needs they themselves have identified within our areas of responsibility. Our researcher-initiated projects for 2021 are: the annual open call, mobility grants for early-career researchers, and urgent grants.

Thematic calls

During the year, we will announce several thematic calls that relate to the three national research programmes, on climate, the food system and sustainable spatial planning, as well as the planned programme on oceans and water. In addition, we will announce calls within the Smart Built Environment strategic innovation programme and a few that will be based on specific government mandates.

We will also announce several thematic calls involving international collaboration in order to give Swedish researchers the opportunity to partner with researchers in other countries within prioritised areas.

Below is an overview of the calls for 2021. We will be updating this list with more calls throughout the year. Therefore, all dates and focus area are preliminary. Official decisions are made by the Formas Scientific Council and published under All calls External link..

Overview – planned calls for proposals 2021

Call

Open for applications

Decision

Researcher-initiated projects



Annual open call 2021 – Research projects

February 2021

November 2021

Annual open call 2021 – Research projects for early-career researchers

February 2021

November 2021

Mobility grants for early-career researchers

March 2021

October 2021

Urgent grants for data collection

Q1

Throughout the year




National research programme for climate



The role of Swedish forests in the climate transition

February 2021

October 2021

AI in the service of the climate 2

March 2021


Green transition and working life

March 2021


Climate change aspects of sustainable consumption and production

April 2021

November 2021




National research programme for food



Sustainable food production and consumption

Q2

November 2021




National research programme for sustainable spatial planning



Climate adaptation of the built environment

March 2021

October 2021

Rural areas and regional development

March 2021

October 2021

Social housing policy

September 2021

Q2 2022




National research programme for oceans and water



Blue innovation

Q2

November 2021




Common call for the national research programmes



From research to real-world impact for a sustainable society

Q2

October 2021




Smart built environment strategic innovation programme



Strategic projects

Q1

Throughout the year

Calls for project proposals – focus areas to be determined

Q3

Q2 2022




Other thematic calls



Resource-efficient and non-toxic

December 2020

June 2021

Plant protection for the benefit of Swedish horticulture

December 2020

June 2021

Research projects for increased animal protection and animal welfare

March 2021

November 2021

Bioeconomy, forest management practices, forest damage

Q3 2021

Q2 2022

Communication call 2022

Q4 2021





International calls



Era-Net Cofund on Urban Transformation Capacities

January 2021


Era-Net Cofund on International Coordination of Research on Infectious Animal Diseases - second call

October 2021


Forest Value – second call

January 2021


Tandem Forest Value – third call

Q3


Circular economy for collaboration with stakeholders in India

Q3


Updated:8 March 2021
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