Decisions Open Call for proposals 2015

This year's Open Call for proposals is now completed. A total amount of approximately 2.7 billion Swedish kronor (SEK) is allocated for the coming five-year period.

2.7 billion to research

The funding is being allocated as follows:

  • SEK 20 million in artistic research
  • SEK 156 million in development research
  • SEK 148 million in educational sciences
  • SEK 329 million in humanities and social sciences
  • SEK 824 million in medicine and health
  • SEK 1.2 billion in natural and engineering sciences

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

15.9 percent of all applications were approved

In total, 4 780 applications were received. Of these 758 were approved. This gives an approval rate of 15.9 percent. The majority of the applications is for Project Research Grants.

Of all applications 1 781 came from women, of which 256 were granted. The corresponding figures for men were 2 999 applications and 502 granted. The grant rate for women is 14.4 percent and for men 16.7 percent.

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 during the next 5-year period.

Higher education institutions

Total amount awarded

Karolinska Institutet

436 993 589

Uppsala universitet

397 453 076

Lunds universitet

354 242 100

Göteborgs universitet

334 750 000

Stockholms universitet

264 907 000

Kungl Tekniska Högskolan

213 350 500

Linköpings universitet

152 042 200

Umeå universitet

144 118 467

Chalmers tekniska högskola

143 083 000

Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet

44 599 000

Contact

If you have any questions about the statistics above, please contact Lucas Pettersson email: lucas.pettersson@vr.se

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

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Updated: 2016-09-16

Grants included in this year's Open Call for proposals

Project Research Grant

Project Research Grant (ES)external linkProject Research Grant (HS)external linkProject Research Grant (MH)external linkProject Research Grant (NE)external link

Within the Project Research Grants there were additional funds available for the following areas: psychiatric researchexternal link (MH), health care sciencesexternal link (MH) and Swedish students' performance on international knowledge testsexternal link (ES).

Project Research Grant for Junior Researchers

Project Research Grant for Junior Researchers (MH)external linkProject Research Grant for Junior Researchers (NE)external link

Within "Project Research Grant for Junior Researchers (MH)" there were additional funds available for the areas: psychiatric researchexternal link and health care sciencesexternal link.

Focused Project Research Grant

Project Research Grant within Alternatives to animal experiments according to the 3R principle (MH)external linkProject Research Grant in artistic researchexternal linkProject Research Grant in Development Researchexternal link

Other grants

Grant for Half-time Position in Clinical Researchexternal linkFramework grant in Clinical Therapy Researchexternal link

Within "Grant for Half-time Position in Clinical Research", there was additional funds available for psychiatric researchexternal link.

Area of science:
HS= Humanities and Social Sciences
MH= Medicine and Health
NE= Natural and Engineering Sciences
ES= Educational Sciences

Other funding decisions

Funding decisions are published continuously during the year

List of when our funding decisions will be published