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.
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...Current: 81 days left. Apply before: 2021-09-02 14:00
Smart Built Environment – Innovations Ideas
Apply for funding to further develop previous ideas that now require smaller-scale testing for implementation or scale-up. In this call, you can apply for a maximum of 300,000 kronor in funding. The r...Current: 86 days left. Apply before: 2021-09-07 14:00
Smart Built Environment: Digital built environment in practice
This call for proposals aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the built environment, through projects that centre around digitalisation and industrial processes. Applications can addres...Given decision: 2021-05-28 10:00
From research to implementation for a sustainable society
Sweden faces major challenges in its transition to socially, environmentally and economically sustainable communities. A key in this transition is multi-stakeholder collaboration that enables research...Closed: Decision is made 2021-10-26 14:00.
Urgent call for proposals 2021 – Ensuring the future availability of data or research materials
In this urgent call, Formas welcomes applications within any of its areas of responsibility that show an urgent need to ensure future availability of primary research data, such as measurement data an...Current: 137 days left. Apply before: 2021-10-28 14:00
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...Closed: Decision is made 2021-11-25 17:00.
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...Closed: Decision is made 2021-11-25 14:00.
Urgent grants 2020 to secure access to data or research materials
In view of the ongoing corona pandemic Formas’ urgent call is open to provide the opportunity to collect data and research materials of an urgent nature to ensure the future availability of research....Given decision: 2021-03-31 14:00
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...Closed: Decision is made 2021-11-25 14:00.
The Green Transition and Working Life
Greater knowledge is required about how the green transition is likely to affect working life. Formas, together with Forte, Sweden’s research council for health, working life and welfare, now aims to...Current: 2 days left. Apply before: 2021-06-15 14:00