Current

Syntheses and research projects for a sustainable spatial planning

Last day of application: 28/02/2018

Day of decision: 26/09/2018

In this call, researchers at universities and research institutes can apply for funding. The call consists of two parts, where the first focuses on syntheses and the second focuses on research projects.

Part 1: Syntheses of knowledge status and knowledge gaps

What do we know today and what do we need to find out in order to create sustainable communities? Formas seeks syntheses that describe established knowledge and knowledge gaps within areas that are relevant for a sustainable spatial planning, supported by research from several scientific disciplines. Formas welcomes applications from all scientific disciplines: humanities, natural sciences, social science and technology. In the evaluation of the syntheses, the method will be particularly scrutinized.

Who can apply: The main applicant should be a researcher that holds a Ph.D. and be currently employed at a university or a research institute. Other stakeholders can participate, but there are no requirements of co-funding.
Each project can apply for: 1–1.5 million SEK/year.
Length of project: 1 year.
Formas allocates: Up to 16,5 million SEK.

Part 2: Research projects focussing on the citizens or actors involved

Formas invites researchers from all disciplines to design research projects that focuses on citizens and stakeholders in sustainable spatial planning. The projects should combine at least two scientific areas, either within the same scientific discipline, such as social science, or across scientific disciplines, such as social science and technology. Formas welcomes applications from all scientific disciplines: humanities, natural sciences, social science and technology.

Who can apply: The main applicant should be a researcher that holds a Ph.D. and be currently employed at a university or a research institute. Other stakeholders can participate, but there are no requirements of co-funding.
Each project can apply for: 1–3 million SEK/year.
Length of project: 3 years.
Formas allocates: Up to 85 million SEK.

Call texts

In the full call texts you can find guidelines for your application and other information about the calls.

Part 1: Syntheses of knowledge status and knowledge gaps
Part 2: Research projects with actors in focus

Would you like to know more about the call?

On January 19, 2018, a dialogue and matchmaking event about the call is arranged in Stockholm, but it is also filmed and webcasted. The meeting is held in Swedish, but you are of course welcome to attend, ask questions and network in English. More information and registration here (in Swedish).

How to apply

Prisma

The application should be submitted through the application system Prisma.
Guidelines for what your application should contain and information about evaluation criteria will be provided in the full call texts.

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Contact information

Responsible
Katarina Buhr, Senior Research Officer
Telephone: +46(0)8-775 40 19  
E-mail: katarina.buhr@formas.se
Administrative assistance
Anna Kuznetcova, Research Administrator
Telephone: +46 (0)76-000 24 95
E-mail: anna.kuznetcova@formas.se

National Research Programme for Sustainable Spatial Planning

This call is the second call within the national research programme within sustainable spatial planning. The first call was about social housing policy. The national research programme within sustainable spatial planning must generate knowledge that provides the possibilities to develop new solutions within all sectors of society in order to create a safe, secure, sustainable and inclusive society. Sweden and the world currently faces decisive social challenges that we must recognise and manage to be able to continue to build a modern and sustainable welfare state. 

Katarina Buhr

1/11/2018