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Upcoming call

10 March - 13 April 2021

International postdoc grant within development research

The purpose of the grant is to give researchers recently awarded a doctoral degree from a Swedish higher education institution (HEI) the opportunity to expand their networks and their competences by working abroad under secure employment conditions. The grant is also intended to promote the quality and renewal of Swedish research.
The international postdoc grant within development research is funded by the Government’s development aid funds, and the research shall be of particular relevance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low income countries.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Development Research

Focus: Development research

Applicant: Individual researcher who completed a doctoral degree no more than 2 years ago (counting from the deadline for the call), or who will have completed a doctoral degree before the start of the grant period, that is before 1 January 2022.

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

Grant period: 18–36 months

Grant amount:1 150 000 SEK per year.
A further 50 000 SEK per year may be applied for, for one or more accompanying family members.

Start of grant period: January 2022

Application period: 10 March 2021 (14.00/2 p.m.) – 13 April 2021 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award: No later than the beginning of January 2022.

New features as from 2021 include:

  • Persons who have not yet been awarded their doctoral degree can apply for the grant. However, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree before you sign the grant terms and conditions, and before the grant period begins.
  • The two previous standard items (salary costs and research expenses) have been joined together, and increased from 1 050 000 SEK/year to 1 150 000 SEK/year.
  • We are introducing a fixed standard amount grant of 50 000 SEK/year for accompanying family members. The standard grant amount is the same, irrespective of the number of accompanying family members.

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