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.