Applying for funding
Who can apply for funding?
Universities, colleges, research institutes and their affiliated researchers represent our main applicant groups. But many others can also apply for funding from us – special interest groups, private companies (except sole proprietors), associations, municipalities, county councils, and other government agencies that are not higher education institutions.
Projects that qualify for funding
When you apply for project funding, you can apply for grants to cover both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs include costs for salaries, equipment and travel. Indirect costs are costs that are shared with others in your organisation, such as for administration, IT and renting of premises.
How to apply
You apply for funding and add the information you need for your application in our application system, Prisma. There is some information that is good to know before you apply, such as what our assessment criteria are, who is considered an administrating organisation and may receive the money, what our publication criteria are, and what considerations you should take into account for your project when you apply for funding.
How we assess your application
We assess applications on the basis of scientific quality and relevance for society. We sometimes consider other criteria, and in such cases we will state this in our call descriptions. Formas’ Research Council is the body that makes the award decisions about which projects are granted funding. The council bases its decisions on the recommendations made by our review panels. It is these review panel members who assess all applications before they are submitted to the council for a decision.
When are you informed about our decision?
Each call description states when you can expect to be informed. You or the project manager will receive a message in Prisma. The message will be sent to the project manager’s account.
If you are awarded a grant, you must report project expenses and results. This is done in Prisma.
Social and cultural perspectives on climate change and biodiversity
To increase our understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of climate change and the loss of biodiversity, we are now preparing a call for research in this area. The call is part of the natio...Future: Open for applying 2022-03-01 14:00
Carbon sequestration as a climate measure in agricultural lands
In order to improve our understanding of how to increase the sequestration of organic carbon and nutrients in Swedish agricultural lands, we are preparing a call for research in this field. The call i...Future: Open for applying 2022-01-27 14:00
ERA-Net Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC)
Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency ( Energimyndigheten ), with support from Viable Cities, have earmarked a total of 28 million kronor to fund Swedish projects through the Joint Pro...Given decision: 2021-11-30 16:00ENUTC
Sustainable food production
To address climate change and environmental goals, our entire society must transform. The food system is central to many of the challenges facing society. Food security, including how we produce and p...Given decision: 2021-11-25 12:00
Annual open call 2021 – Research projects for early-career researchers
To apply for a grant for Research projects for early-career researchers, the main applicant must have completed their doctoral degree January 1, 2013 at the earliest and no later than December 31, 201...Given decision: 2021-11-25 10:30
Annual open call 2021 – Research projects
To apply for a grant for research projects, the main applicant must have obtained a doctoral degree. Funding can be applied for a maximum of 3 years and a total of 3 million SEK.Given decision: 2021-11-25 10:30
Climate gains through resource efficiency
The climate is changing, and we urgently need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt communities so they can cope with climate change now and in the future. A major part of meeting climate chall...Given decision: 2021-11-25 10:45
Climate adaptation of the built environment
Spatial planning must be adapted to the climate changes taking place today and those that are expected to come. Changes in temperatures and precipitation patterns pose several problems that place new...Given decision: 2021-11-25 14:00
International network grant for the SDGs
Achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is now less than ten years away. All countries need to support the sustainable transformation, and international collaboration must be strengthe...Given decision: 2021-11-25 13:00
Applied research for increased animal protection and animal welfare
Animal protection refers to what we humans must provide with for the animals to protect them from suffering when we own, handle or care for them. Good animal welfare is the foundation for good animal...Given decision: 2021-11-25 11:30