Closed call

23 January - 26 February 2019

Distinguished professor grant

The aim of the distinguished professor programme is to create conditions for the most prominent researchers to conduct long-term, ground-breaking research with great potential for achieving scientific breakthroughs. The grant shall also enable the establishment and build-up of a major research environment of the highest quality around a leading researcher.

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Research environment and collaboration support


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




Individual researcher who completed a doctoral degree more than 12 years ago.

Participating researchers

No participating researchers can be invited to join the application.

Grant period

10 years

Grant amount

5 million SEK per year

Budgetary framework
A maximum of 10 grants will be awarded

Publication of grant award

No later than the beginning of December 2019

Start of grant period

January 2020

Please note:

  • Please read and follow the instructions: In addition to this specific call text, you also need to read our Guide for applicants Opens in new window..
  • Please do not state your own or anybody else’s full personal identity number in the application.
  • New for this call is that that the publication list may cover a maximum of 8 pages.
  • As from spring 2019, you will need to have a data management plan (DMP) for data generated within the research we award funds for. You must not submit or send it to us with the application for a grant, but according to our general grant terms and conditions, your administrating organisation must confirm that a data management plan will be in place when you start your project or corresponding, and also that the plan will be maintained.
  • The call for the distinguished professor programme is issued every two years. Read more about grants awarded in previous years. Opens in new window.

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