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’ Scientific Council is responsible for decisions about which projects are granted funding. The Scientific Council delegates decisions on granting funds of up to SEK 10 million per project and year to Formas’ director general, who in turn delegates these decisions to Formas’ department heads. The decisions are based on the recommendations made by our review panels. It is these review panel members who assess all applications before they are submitted to Formas’ 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.
Sustainable Development Goals Collaborative Funding Call
Formas is participating in a pilot call together with 10 funding agencies from four continents. The call is aimed at accelerating achievement of the SDGs by implementing results of ongoing or recently...Closed: Decision is made 2023-12-06 14:00.
Water4All 2023 Joint Transnational Call: Aquatic Ecosystem Services
Research and innovation projects on “Ecosystem Services”, with aquatic ecosystems as the focus, including inland surface water, groundwater, transitional and coastal water, and having water security o...Given decision: 2023-09-29 00:00
A sustainable transformation for climate action in a changing world
Limiting global warming in line with the Paris Agreement and adapting life to a changing climate pose a huge challenge and, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), requir...Closed: Decision is made 2023-11-14 14:00.
Communication call 2023
The purpose of the communication call is to support projects that communicate and popularise research results regarding sustainable development for knowledge to be used and create benefit in society.Current: 24 days left. Apply before: 2023-10-25 14:00
Designed living environment for health and well-being
Apply for a grant for research and innovation projects that provide new or more in-depth knowledge and solutions for how designed living environments can promote human health and well-being. The call...Current: 16 days left. Apply before: 2023-10-17 14:00
Nature-based solutions for biodiversity, human well-being and transformative change
This call within Biodiversa will cover nature-based solutions, human well-being and tranformative change.Current: 40 days left. Apply before: 2023-11-10 15:00
Extreme weather: effects, measures and solutions for a long-term sustainable and resilient society
Formas welcomes researchers from all disciplines to design research projects that focus on the effects of extreme weather on people, society and nature as well as measures and solutions for a long-ter...Current: 18 days left. Apply before: 2023-10-19 14:00
Sustainable blue economy 2023
Formas is a partner in the first call: "The way forward: a thriving sustainable blue economy for a brighter future" within the European Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership (SBEP) with a total budg...Closed: Decision is made 2024-01-15 00:00.
Urgent call for proposals 2023 – Ensuring the future availability of data or research materials
Given decision: 2023-08-24 14:00
Links between climate, water and biodiversity
Climate change, loss of biodiversity and the degradation of our common water resources are closely linked challenges that affect ecosystems, people and societies worldwide, in different ways. Water is...Given decision: 2023-08-15 14:00