Closed call

06 March - 09 April 2019

Research project grant within development research

The purpose of the project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period.

Project grant 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.

Support form

Project support


Development Research


Development research


Individual researcher

Participating researchers

Up to 6 researchers may be invited to join the application

Grant period

1–3 years

Grant amount

Minimum 400 000 SEK per year, maximum 1 500 000 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.
  • New for this call is that if you have not included a participating researcher from a low income country, you must justify this, and that the maximum grant period has been reduced to 3 years from the previous 4 years.
  • 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

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