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.
Mobility grants for early-career researchers
When researchers move between different research environments, they disseminate their knowledge while learning new tools and methods, discovering new directions for their research and expanding their...Future: Open for applying 2021-03-09 14:00
The role of Swedish forests in the climate transition
Nearly 70% of Sweden’s land area is covered by forest in some form. Current decision-making on forests play a crucial role in our ability to achieve both national and global goals related to climate c...Future: Open for applying 2021-02-17 14:00
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.Future: Open for applying 2021-02-25 14:00
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...Future: Open for applying 2021-02-25 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....Closed: Decision is made 2021-01-29 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...Current: 12 days left. Apply before: 2021-02-04 14:00
ERA-Net Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC)
The Swedish Energy Agency, Formas and Vinnova are together announcing 34 million kronor in funding for Swedish participation in the call for international cooperation ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibilit...Closed: Decision is made 2021-02-15 14:00.
NordForsk: Nordic Call on Sustainable Aquaculture
NordForsk has launched a call for proposals to fund research and innovation projects in the field of sustainable aquaculture together with Formas, AVS Research fund for fisheries, Iceland, Technology...Given decision: 2020-12-17 14:00
Planning for transformation (Stage 2)
In the scope of the National Research Programme for Sustainable Spatial Planning funding is being offered for research projects that contribute to knowledge and solutions for developing Swedish spatia...Closed: Decision is made 2021-06-16 14:00.
Societal effects and opportunities for transition after Covid-19
This call is a joint initiative by Formas and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) within the framework of Formas’ three national research programmes on climate, food and sustainable spatial p...Given decision: 2020-12-15 14:00