These dates are preliminary.
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 spatial planning so that it creates the conditions to transform towards a sustainable society. Projects should focus on how spatial planning could be done differently today in order to contribute to the transformation of cities and communities.
Projects must relate to one or more of the perspectives and themes in the research agenda Research for integrated and sustainable spatial planning.
Formas welcomes applications for funding from doctoral researchers in any discipline at Swedish universities, research institutes and government agencies with research assignments, as well as public-sector stakeholders such as municipalities, county administrative boards, regional/county councils and other government authorities.
Projects can be up to four years and have a maximum budget of 2 million SEK per year, which gives a total maximum budget of 8 million SEK per project. Formas has in total allocated 120 million SEK to the call.
The call is divided into two stages. For more information about, for example, the purpose and focus of the call, requirements for applicants and the criteria’s used to assess applications see the call text for Planning for transformation (Stage 1). An updated call text for stage 2 will be published when the call opens. Note that it is not a requirement to have applied for or been granted funding in stage 1 in order to be able to apply in stage 2.