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Upcoming call

13 January - 16 February 2021

International postdoc within natural and engineering sciences (spring call)

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.

Support form: Career support

Subject area: Natural and Engineering Sciences

Focus: Natural and engineering sciences

Applicant: Individual researcher who completed a doctoral degree no more than 2 years ago, or who will have completed a doctoral degree before the start of the grant period, that is before 1 July 2021.

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: July 2021

Application period: 13 January 2021 (14.00/2 p.m.) – 16 February 2021 (14.00/2 p.m.)

Publication of grant award: No later than the beginning of June 2021

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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