The dates for the call are preliminary and are subject to change. The content will be further developed and finalised when the call opens.
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 development research so that the results can have a real-world impact in society. The projects must be related to one of Formas’ areas of responsibility – environment, agricultural sciences or spatial planning – and must contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Agenda 2030. You can apply for a grant for projects that run for up to 36 months. The maximum funding for a project is 1.8 million kronor.
Formas is tasked with communicating research and research results within our areas of responsibility. Since 2015, we have been issuing special communication calls for proposals as part of achieving the real-world impact of research and research results.
The purpose of the communication call is to support projects that communicate and popularise sustainable development research in order to achieve real-world impact in society.
The communication projects must be related to one of Formas’ areas of responsibility – the environment, agricultural sciences or spatial planning – and must contribute to achieving the SDGs in Agenda 2030 External link.. This includes communication projects about the climate, environment, circular economy, consumption, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry or sustainable spatial and urban planning.
Through the communication call, we wish to enable creative solutions. This to provide the projects an opportunity to explore the boundaries of how and where different participants can communicate popularised knowledge on sustainability. The communication activity must be thoroughly worked through with the potential to reach, engage and affect relevant target groups.
In previous calls, applications have involved exhibition production, film production, theatre production, works of art, various kinds of publications, digital educational materials, games, popular science seminars and other communication activities.c
Higher education institutions, research institutes, private companies, municipalities and other organisations can apply for a grant under the call. Note that Formas does not award grants to enterprises that are sole proprietorships, so applications from sole proprietorships will be rejected.
Private companies and other organisations engaged in economic activity that want to apply for grants from Formas are subject to state aid regulations for companies and other organisations engaged in economic activity. See the webpage section Provisions on de minimis aid.