Notis, 2012-01-16

Call for proposals 2012

New for this year is the International Postdoctoral Grant, which is directed to researchers at the start of their careers. New rules apply for depreciation charges for local infrastructure. You can read more about our grants for 2012, and when you will be able to apply for them.
The following are the forms of grants that will be announced in 2012. There may be further announcements during the year, resulting from special subject-specific efforts, or through government mandates.

The conditions for the various forms of grant are still not completed. You will be able to read them when the application period for the grants opens.

General call for applications


The 2012 general call for applications, which will include Project Research Grants in all subject areas, will open in the middle of February (Week 7) 2012.

Last application dates 2012:


Humanities and Social Sciences and Artistic Research - 27 March
Medicine and Health - 3 April
Natural and Engineering Sciences - 12 April
Educational Sciences and Infrastructure - 18 April

The following is included in the 2012 general call for applications

Project Research Grants


Purpose: To enable researchers to solve a defined research task. The following Project Research Grants will be available for application:
 
  • Project Research Grants (all subject areas)
  • Project Research Grants for young researchers (MH and NE)
  • Project Research Grants in gender research (all subject areas)
  • Project Research Grant within alternatives to animal experiments according to the 3R principle (MH)
  • Project Research Grant - Knowledge gaps in healthcare (MH)

For questions, please contact: Maria Thuveson

Framework Grants


Purpose: To enable researchers to build up, broaden and deepen their scientific skills and expertise, and solve a defined research task.
The following Framework Grants will be available for application:
  • Framework Grants in strategic energy research (NE)
  • Framework Grants in strategic research in information and communication technology (NE)

For questions, please contact: Emma Olsson

Industrial PhD Student's Projects (NE)

Purpose: To promote knowledge transfer between Swedish universities and higher education institutions (HEIs) and commercial companies
by supporting PhD research projects in industry and the business sector. If you intend to apply for an Industrial PhD student´s research grant,
now is the time to begin preparations.

Read more here
For questions, please contact: Anita Sandström

Grant for Half-time Position in Clinical Research (MH)


Purpose: To enhance and renew medical and clinical research by recruiting clinicians as researchers.

For questions, please contact: Britta Radeloff

Collaboration Grant for Translational and Multidisciplinary Research (MH)


Purpose: To increase and enhance mutual cooperation amongst various research areas, including clinical research. Applies only to continuation grants.

For questions, please contact: Maria Thuveson

Research Equipment Grant for more than SEK 2 million (all subject areas)


Purpose: To give researchers increased access to national and international infrastructure for basic and applied research.

For questions, please contact: Magnus Friberg

Planning Grant (all subject areas)


Purpose: To provide researchers the opportunity for planning in preparation of a new national research infrastructure, or participation in Swedish efforts for international infrastructure.

For questions, please contact: Tove Andersson

Operation Grant (all subject areas)


Purpose: To give researchers increased access to national and international infrastructure by contributing to the operation, maintenance and user support of existing infrastructure.

For questions, please contact: David Edwardsson

Support to Large Databases (all subject areas)


Purpose: To contribute to investment in research databases, and to make them more accessible as a shared resource for Swedish research.

For questions, please contact: Eva Stensköld

New rules regarding depreciation charges


Beginning in 2012 applicants for Project Research Grants or Framework grants can include depreciation charges for local research equipment in their budget.
Read more here

Other calls for applications in 2012

International Postdoc — a new form of grant (all subject areas)


Beginning in 2012, International Postdoc will replace our current support to postdoctoral researchers. The call for applications will be held twice a year. The first call for applications will open in January, with a last application date of 23 February. In the first week of July, the second call for applications will be published, with a last application date of 30 August.

If you intend to apply for an International Postdoc, you should now begin preparing, as an invitation from the relevant foreign university must be annexed to your application.

For questions, please contact: Janet Eltebo

Conference Grant (all subject areas)


Purpose: To promote and take the initiative for international research collaboration and the sharing of experiences by arranging a conference with internationally recognized lecturers.
Conference grants are announced continually throughout the year. As in the past, the application must be submitted a number of months before the conference takes place.

For questions, please contact: Heléne Sundewall

Grants for scientific periodicals in the humanities and social sciences (HS)


In order to promote maximum dissemination of the results of qualified humanities and social sciences research, the Swedish Research Council provides support to Swedish periodical of the highest scientific quality that promote renewal in research in these areas.
Applications are accepted from the beginning of June, with a final application date of 25 August.

For questions, please contact: Anette Eriksson

Guest professorship


The Kerstin Hesselgren guest professorship, the Olof Palme guest professorship, and the Tage Erlander guest professorship will all be open for applications in early 2012, with a last application date in April.

For questions, please contact: Susanna Bylin

Swedish Research Links (all subject areas)


Purpose: To promote research collaboration between researchers in Sweden and research in developing nations with more plentiful resources.

The announcement will take place in the spring to 2012. The last application date has not yet been set.

For questions, please contact: Elin Swedenborg

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Updated: 2012-02-29

Area of science


ARD= Artistic Research and Development
HS= Humanities and Social Sciences
MH= Medicine and Health
NE= Natural and Engineering Sciences
ES= Educational Sciences
RI= Research Infrastructures