Applications for consolidator grants are submitted in a two-step process. The following instructions apply to applicants, who have submitted an accepted project outline and who have subsequently received an invitation to provide a full application.

Closed call

17 June - 25 August 2020

Consolidator grant

Full application.
The purpose of the grant is to give the most prominent junior researchers the opportunity to consolidate their research and broaden their activities as independent researchers.

Within the framework of the call, the Swedish Research Council wishes to support researchers who have a scientifically interesting research idea, and who can convert and conduct the research task and thereby move the frontiers of research forward, or fill in existing gaps in knowledge.

Support form: Career support

Subject area: Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Natural and Engineering Sciences, Educational Sciences

Focus: Undirected

Applicant: Individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree more than 7 years ago and up to 12 years ago.

Participating researchers: No participating researchers may be invited to join the application.

Grant period: 6 years

Grant amount: 2 000 000 SEK per year

Start of grant period: January 2021

Application period, full application: 17 June 2020 (14.00/2 p.m.) – 25 August 2020 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award: No later than the beginning of December 2020

Please note:

  • As from 2020, you must explain in your research plan how your stated activity level is suited to the implementation of the research project.
  • You will need to have a data management plan Opens in new window. 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 equivalent, and also that the plan will be maintained.

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Telephone hours are weekdays excluding public holidays from 9.00/9 am to 16.00/4 pm while the call is open.

Erika Godoy

+46 (0)8-546 44 029

Karin Kylberg

+46 (0)8-546 44 018

Specific instructions for the call

In addition to reading the specific call text, you also need to consult our Guide for applicants Opens in new window..