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06 March - 09 April 2019

International postdoc grant within development research

The purpose of the grant is to give newly qualified researchers with a doctoral degree from a Swedish higher education institution (HEI) the opportunity to expand their networks and their competences by working abroad under secure employment conditions.

International postdoc grants within development research are funded by the Government’s development aid funds, and the research shall be relevant to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low income countries. The Swedish Research Council rewards research of the highest scientific quality in national competition.

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Career support


Development Research


Individual researcher who completed a doctoral degree no more than 2 years ago.

Participating researchers

No participating researchers may be invited to join the application.

Grant period

18–36 months

Grant amount

1 050 000 SEK per year

Call deadline
9 April 2019 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award

No later than January 2020

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 anybody’s full personal identity number in the application.
  • International postdoc grant within development research is a new grant for 2019. A condition of the grant is that at least two thirds of the grant period is spent abroad, of which at least one third of the grant period in a low or lower middle income country.
  • As from spring 2019, you will need to have a data management plan for data generated within the research we award funds for. You must not send the plan to us, 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. Read more about the work on open access to research data. Opens in new window.

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