Grants allocated in our General Call for applications 2014

This year's General Call for applications is now completed. A total amount of approximately 3.6 billion Swedish kronor (SEK) is allocated for the coming five-year period.

3.6 billion to research and research infrastructures

The funding is being allocated as follows:

  • SEK 186 million in research infrastructure
  • SEK 28 million in artistic research
  • SEK 190 million in development research
  • SEK 198 million in educational sciences
  • SEK 433 million in humanities and social sciences
  • SEK 829 million in medicine and health
  • SEK 1.2 billion in natural and engineering sciences
  • SEK 549 million in interdisciplinary grants

The Swedish Research Council allocates additional funds during the year in addition to the calls included in the General Call for applications, for example through other calls and membership in various international infrastructures.

15 percent of all applications were approved

In total, 5 621 applications were received. Of these 824 were approved. This gives an approval rate of 15 percent. The majority of the applications is for Project Research Grants.

Of all applications (excluding infrastructure applications), 1 973 came from women, of which 292 were granted. The corresponding figures for men were 
3 648 applications and 532 granted. Grant rate for women as well as men is 15 percent.

The reason why infrastructure applications is not included in the above figures, is that the grants do not go to individual researchers but to tools accessible to all researchers at higher education institutions nationwide.

Higher education institutions

The table below shows the amount awarded per higher education institutions for the ten higher education institutions that received most research funding (funds for infrastructure excluded) during the next 5-year period.

Higher education institutions Total amount awarded
Uppsala universitet 595 247 000
Lunds universitet 594 715 000
Karolinska Institutet 427 312 000
Göteborgs universitet 397 583 400
Stockholms universitet 263 911 000
Kungl Tekniska Högskolan 252 173 000
Chalmers tekniska högskola 233 351 000
Linköpings universitet 222 431 000
Umeå universitet 170 705 000
Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet 56 015 000


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Grants awarded

Here you can find lists of the grants awarded within the different areas:

Artistic research
Development research
Educational sciences
Humanities and social sciences
Medicine and health
Natural and engineering sciences

Research infrastructures

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Updated: 2014-12-02

Grants included in this year's General Call for Applications

Project Research Grants

  • Project Research Grant (AR)
  • Project Research Grant (ES)
  • Project Research Grant (HS)
  • Project Research Grant (NE)
  • Project Research Grant (MH)
  • Project Research Grant (DR)

Project Research Grant for Junior Researchers

  • Project Research Grant for Junior Researchers (NE)
  • Project Research Grant for Junior Researchers (MH)

Focused Project Research Grant

  • Project Research Grant within alternatives to animal experiments according to the 3R principle (MH)
  • Project research grant within democracy and public administration (HS)
  • Project Research Grant – Civil Society (HS)
  • Project Research Grant Learning-Brain-Practice (ES)
  • Project Research Grant Neutron Scattering (all)

Other grants

  • Framework grant for Strategic Energy Research (NE)
  • Framework Grant for Strategic Research in Information and Communication Technology (NE)
  • Grants for Distinguished Young Researchers (ARD, ES, HS)
  • Grants for Distinguished Young Researchers (MH)
  • Grants for Distinguished Young Researchers (NE)
  • International Career Grant (all)
  • Grant for Half-time Position in Clinical Research (MH)
  • Swedish Research Links (all)

Research infrastructure

  • Infrastructure – Operation Grant (participation in international research infrastructure) (all areas)
  • Infrastructure – Operation Grant (prolonged grant for national infrastructure) (all areas)
  • Infrastructure – Grant for Expensive Equipment (participation in international research infrastructure) (all areas)
  • Infrastructure – Planning Grants (all areas)

Area of science:
AR= Artistic Research
HS= Humanities and Social Sciences
MH= Medicine and Health
NE= Natural and Engineering Sciences
ES= Educational Sciences
DR= Development Research