Due to server problems the application deadline for this call is extended 24 hours to 14.00 (2 p.m.), Wednesday 20 March.

Closed call

13 February - 20 March 2019

Research environment grant within natural and engineering sciences

The purpose of the grant is to support research with the added value of innovative interdisciplinary collaboration within natural and engineering sciences, and with more participants than a standard project. The Swedish Research Council rewards research of the highest scientific quality in national competition. 

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Research environment and collaboration support


Natural and Engineering Sciences




Individual researcher

Participating researchers

A minimum of 2 and up to 5 researchers shall be invited to join the application

Grant period

6 years

Grant amount

2–3 million SEK per year

Call deadline
20 March 2019 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award

No later than 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 applicantsopens in new window.
  • Please do not state anybody’s full personal identity number in the application.
  • 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
  • Read more about grants awarded in previous years.opens in new window

Call text in full

The Swedish Research Council intends primarily to support new collaborations, or alternatively established collaborations aimed at new scientific challenges. The applicant shall therefore be a constellation of several researchers with differing scientific backgrounds, who are working towards a common, previously not established research goal in the long term. The goals of the research shall be enabled through the synergy between the participating researchers.

Within the framework for this call, the Swedish Research Council is intending to fund around 9 grants for research environments, without any requirement for a particular focus within natural and engineering sciences research. In the evaluation of applications received, particular weight will be placed on the application describing a collaboration with clear synergy and novelty value in terms of the applicant’s constellation or research goals.