Closed call

11 September - 09 October 2019

Needs inventory of research infrastructure of national interest

The Swedish Research Council carries out a prioritisation of new needs for research infrastructure in a recurrent cyclical process over two years. The first stage of the process consists of a needs inventory, aimed at highlighting areas where the needs for new research infrastructure of national interest are clear. The outcome of the needs inventory is then used as the basis for the Swedish Research Council’s targeted call for applications for funding of research infrastructure, and is part of the Swedish Research Council’s strategic work with research infrastructure. Please note that the Swedish Research Council does not publish an open call for research infrastructure grants.

Support form: Infrastructure support

Subject area: Research infrastructure

Focus: Needs inventory

Submitted by: Representatives of HEI managements, public authorities with research responsibilities, research funding bodies or researcher groupings (from at least two different organisations).

Inventory deadline: 9 October 2019 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of decision: No later than June 2020

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Contact

Camilla Jakobsson

camilla.jakobsson@vr.se

Johanna Spångberg

johanna.spangberg@vr.se

Call text in full

General information about the needs inventory

The purpose of the needs inventory is to identify areas where the needs for new research infrastructure of national interest are clear. The proposals sent to the Swedish Research Council shall either cover needs for entirely new research infrastructure, or needs for bringing together and significantly developing existing resources into a research infrastructure where all component parts are of national interest and the bringing together of them results in clear added value for research within the field.

Proposals for needs for comprehensive development within existing infrastructures with funding from the Swedish Research Council may also be submitted to the needs inventory. The aim of the development shall be to create a comprehensive change to the scientific production, or a significant change to the technical approach. Routine maintenance or gradual improvements may not be included, however.

Needs for new international infrastructure may also be submitted to the needs inventory. This relates to both Swedish participation in the construction of new international infrastructure and Swedish participation in existing organisations.

Please note that the Swedish Research Council does not publish an open call for research infrastructure grants. In order to submit an application within the Swedish Research Council’s targeted call for research infrastructure grants in 2021, the need must first have been identified and prioritised in the needs inventory.

The needs inventory does not cover infrastructure with ongoing grants from the Swedish Research Council, for which the grant period ends no earlier than 31 December 2021. These will have the opportunity to apply for continued grants in the ordinary calls. However, if the application for a continued grant involves needs for more comprehensive development as described above, the application shall be preceded by a proposal in the needs inventory.

How research infrastructure is managed at the Swedish Research Councilopens in new window

How the Swedish Research Council funds research infrastructureopens in new window

Result of the 2017 needs inventoryopens in new window

Please read the assessment criteriaopens in new window used by the reviewers to assess proposals received.