Closed call

03 April - 15 May 2019

Visiting researcher programme within climate and environment

The visiting researcher programme within climate and environment gives Swedish HEIs the opportunity to receive visiting researchers from the USA. The programme is open for several disciplines. The purpose of the visiting researcher programme is to strengthen Swedish research in the area through collaboration with prominent US researchers, but also to contribute to international climate and environmental research. The visiting researcher programme is a Government mandate, and the call is issued in collaboration with Formas (Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning) and the Swedish Energy Agency. This is one of two planned calls, where the next call will open in 2020, with a grant period covering 2021–2022.

Support form

Research environment and collaboration support


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


Climate and environment


Organisation. A representative of the host organisation shall be invited to be the project leader for the application.

Grant period

6–24 months

Grant amount

For visits lasting 6 months, the grant amount for the visiting researcher is maximum 1 000 000 SEK. In addition to this, project-related costs of maximum 100 000 SEK may be applied for.

For visits lasting between 7 and 24 months, the grant amount for the visiting research is maximum 2 000 000 SEK per year, and the amount for project-related costs is maximum 200 000 SEK per year.

Call deadline
15 May 2019 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award

No later than the beginning of November 2019

Start of grant period

No earlier than 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..
  • The researcher recruited shall be established in the USA at the time of application, that is to say employed, living and conducting research there.

Call text in full