Recurrent and continuous funding

Formas announces recurrent calls for grants to support the organising of conferences and workshops and for communication projects. During 2017 we are re-working the format for the conferences and workshops call to make it a continuous call. We plan to open the new call after the summer holidays. For urgent research needs it is also possible to apply for urgent grants. Urgent grants can be applied for throughout the year. These grants are described in general terms here, but the applicant should always follow the instructions in the individual call text when submitting an application.

Conferences and workshops

Formas can cover costs in connection with the organisation of conferences and workshops. The meeting must be of relevance to the areas of responsibility of Formas and is evaluated based on the composition of the scientific committee, the international context of the conference, the advancement of novelty within the research area, and the value of the conference for communication and collaboration within the area.

A Doctoral degree is not required in order to apply for funding to organise conferences and workshops.

During 2017 we are changing the format of the call in order to be able to keep it open continuously. We plan to open the new call in the beginning of the autumn.

See information about the current calls

Contact person for Conferences and workshops

Lisa Granelli, Formas
Telephone: +46 (0)8 775 40 68
E-mail: lisa.granelli@formas.se

Communication projects

The purpose of Formas communication projects is to disseminate knowledge resulting from research within the areas of responsibility of Formas. Grants for the development of popular science publications, exhibitions, conferences, seminars, film and video production, digital production or other popular science activities can be applied for. A Doctoral degree is not required in order to apply for funding for communication projects.

Decisions about funding are taken on two occasions each year.

See information about the current calls

Contact person for Communication projects

Lisa Granelli, Formas
Telephone: +46 (0)8 775 40 68
E-mail: lisa.granelli@formas.se

Urgent grants

Urgent grants enable scientists to address recently identified research issues. For example, this may be an extreme event, such as storm-felled forests, faults in the construction of buildings that have collapsed under the weight of snow, emission of environmentally hazardous substances following a disaster, or other specific circumstances that necessitate a study to be initiated immediately. Applications for urgent grants may also be submitted to make use of material that is available temporarily.

Decisions about funding are taken continuously during the year.

See information about the current calls

Contact person for Urgent grants

Kristina Laurell, Formas
Telephone: +46 (0)8 775 40 59
E-mail: kristina.laurell@formas.se

Kristina Laurell

5/12/2017