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.
Securing future water supply through sustainable management
The purpose of this call is to stimulate and increase knowledge, research, and cooperation on water resource management that focuses on the link between water, society, and the environment, and that p...Closed: Decision is made 2022-11-23 14:00.
Indo-Swedish Joint Call for Proposals within Circular Economy
The transition to a circular economy is one of the important building blocks towards sustainability, since reuse, remanufacturing and recycling contribute to the long-term use of materials and other r...Current: 47 days left. Apply before: 2022-08-17 14:00
Sustainable and resilient food systems in uncertain times
Apply for funding for research and development projects that contribute to the development of knowledge and practices in order to foster a more robust food security and preparedness in Sweden and glob...Current: 62 days left. Apply before: 2022-09-01 14:00
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...Current: 55 days left. Apply before: 2022-08-25 14:00
Formas communication call 2022
Formas has earmarked a total of 20 million kronor to fund communication projects about sustainable development research. The purpose is to support projects that communicate and popularise sustainable...Future: Open for applying 2022-09-07 14:00
Knowledge for a socially sustainable housing supply
Housing supply issues have long been in focus in Sweden, but they gained renewed interest during 2020–2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and discussions about market rents at the highest national level...Given decision: 2022-06-16 12:00
Smart Built Environment – Innovation Ideas
Apply for funds to develop ideas that can lead to innovations, or test previously developed ideas for implementation or scale-up in day-to-day operations. Projects that are awarded funding must contri...Future: Open for applying 2022-08-09 14:00
Socially sustainable housing supply for all
Apply for research and innovation projects that contribute to solutions to promote a socially sustainable housing supply for all. This call aims to enable collaborations between different stakeholders...Future: Open for applying 2022-11-03 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...Current: 55 days left. Apply before: 2022-08-25 14:00
Smart Built Environment – Innovation Ideas
Apply for funds to develop ideas that can lead to innovations, or test previously developed ideas for implementation or scale-up in day-to-day operations. You can apply for a maximum of SEK 300,000. P...Given decision: 2022-05-25 14:00