Note! Deadline for this call is extended to 17.00 on June 2 (previous deadline at 14.00).

Closed call

19 May - 02 June 2020

Project grant for research into coronavirus and COVID-19

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. The initiative is a Government mandate aimed at supporting research that can quickly contribute to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and preventing future pandemic outbreaks.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Clinical Therapy Research, Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Natural and Engineering Sciences

Focus: Coronavirus and COVID-19

Applicant: Individual researchers who are project leaders for grants from the Swedish Research Council or Forte that have not yet ended (information on the grant forms included is shown below). To be eligible to apply, the end date of the availability period for your grant must be 31 December 2020 or later.

Participating researchers: You may not invite any participating researchers in Prisma to this application. Instead, please describe your collaboration partners and their roles in the Project description part of the application.

Grant amount: Minimum 400 000 SEK, maximum 2 million SEK

Budgetary framework: Approximately 30 million SEK. (With reservation for approval by the Riksdag of the Government’s proposal in the Spring Amendment Budget for 2020.)

Grant period: 2020

Application period: 19 May 2020 (14.00/2 p.m.) – 2 June 2020 (14.00/5 p.m.)

Publication of grant award: Preliminary date at the start of July 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.
  • You will need to have a data management planopens 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.

Specific instructions for the call

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