The dates for the call are preliminary and are subject to change. The content will be further developed and finalised when the call opens.
Apply for research and innovation projects that contribute with solutions for a socially sustainable housing provision for all. This call aims to promote collaboration between stakeholders in the housing sector with the aim of exploring and developing solutions that contribute to a socially sustainable housing provision for all.
Sweden faces several challenges to achieve a socially sustainable housing provision for all, where housing is available also for social groups with less financial resources or special needs. Currently, we are witnessing widespread housing shortage, increased segregation, and a divide between urban and rural areas. High housing prices and rents as well as a declining share of rental apartments make it difficult for many groups in society to obtain a secure housing situation and to adapt their housing to their living situation. The challenges look different depending on where in Sweden you are; sparsely populated areas, smaller cities, and larger cities, respectively, are faced with partly different difficulties.
This call aims to support collaborations between different stakeholders in the housing sector with the aim of exploring and developing solutions that contribute to a socially sustainable housing provision for all. The call funds research and innovation projects that, in a concrete way, examine and propose how, for example, planning, financing, legislation, collaboration, construction, renovation, design, and use of housing can promote a socially sustainable and affordable housing provision for all.
Only multi-party applications, with at least one academic party and at least one non-academic party, can receive funding. Academic party refers to universities, colleges, certain research institutes and government agencies with research assignments. Non-academic party refers to other public sector organisations, private companies, and civil society organisations. Sole proprietorships may not participate as a party in projects that are applying for a grant from Formas. Applications including one or more parties that are sole proprietorships will be rejected.
Funding can be sought for projects that run 2 or 3 years (24 or 36 months) and for a maximum of 2 million kronor per 12-month period, meaning a total maximum amount of 6 million kronor. Co-funding is not required in this call. However, private companies and other organisations engaged in economic activity that want to apply for a grant from Formas are subject to EU's rules for state aid. These regulations affect the aid intensity that Formas can offer.
The call is part of the National research programme for sustainable spatial planning. Formas has allocated 50 million kronor for the call for the period 2023–2025.