Note: The instructions on this page only apply to those whose outline application has been accepted and who are invited to submit a full application.

Closed call

07 June - 28 August 2018

Consolidator grant

The purpose of the grant is to give the most prominent junior researchers the opportunity to consolidate their research and broaden their activities as independent researchers. Within the framework of the call, the Swedish Research Council wishes to support researchers who have a scientifically interesting research idea, and who can convert and conduct the research task and thereby move the frontiers of research forward, or fill in existing gaps in knowledge.

Type of call

Career support

Subject area

Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Natural and Engineering Sciences, Educational Sciences




Individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree more than 7 years ago and up to 12 years ago.

Participating researchers

No participating researchers may be invited to join the application.

Grant period

6 years

Grant amount

2 million SEK per year

Budgetary framework

40 million SEK per year for 6 years (which means a maximum total of 20 grants will be awarded, preliminarily 9 within NE, 7 within MH, and 4 within HS and ES)

Publication of grant awards

No later than the beginning of December 2018

Start of grant period

January 2019

Call text in full

Outline application

The application procedure for consolidator grants contains two steps. The following instructions apply to applicants, who have submitted an accepted project outline and who have subsequently received an invitation to provide a full application. The contents submitted by you in the project outline will be transferred to your full application and you may only modify parts of it as instructed by the Swedish Research Council.

The full application (compared to the project outline) must contain the following information:

  • a more comprehensive research plan.

It may also contain:

  • a revised description of the ethical considerations, should the need for this arise when writing a more comprehensive research plan.

Any other discrepancies between the preliminary and the full application other than the above may only be introduced if the Swedish Research Council has specifically instructed you to do so.

The full application also differs from the project outline in that it must be signed by the official representative of the administrating organisation. See further instructions below.

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