Please observe that this is the second step in an ongoing call. We do not accept new applications at this stage.

Closed call

09 June - 24 August 2021

Research environment grant interdisciplinary research 2021 (full application)

The grant for interdisciplinary research environments aims to give opportunities for research teams to develop interdisciplinary research and interdisciplinary research environments, where ground-breaking discoveries may be expected. The call relates to research where theories, methodology, factual knowledge and/or data from differing disciplines are combined in ways that open up new research fields and research approaches. This long-term support is aimed primarily at new, interdisciplinary groupings with researchers from genuinely differing scientific backgrounds. The Swedish Research Council rewards research of the highest scientific quality in national competition.

Support form: Research environment and collaboration support

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

Focus: Interdisciplinary research

Applicant: Individual researcher

Participating researchers: Minimum 2 and maximum 6 other researchers shall be invited to join the application. Participating researchers must represent minimum 2 different subjects.

Grant period: 4–6 years

Grant amount: Minimum 3 000 000 SEK per year, maximum 5 000 000 SEK per year

Budgetary framework: 6–10 grants will be awarded under the general framework for the call. In addition, there is also funding for 1 grant for interdisciplinary research into antimicrobial resistance.

Start of grant period: January 2022

Application period: 9 June 2021 (14.00/2 pm) – 24 August 2021 (14.00/2 pm)

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

Please note:

  • A new feature of this application is that the application is done in two steps.
  • You must explain in your research plan how your stated activity level is suited to the implementation of the research project.
  • You must describe whether sex and gender perspectives are relevant for your research and, if so, in which way you will use such perspectives, or why you choose not to do so. How sex and gender perspectives are managed in the research project will form part of the assessment of scientific quality. Read more under the heading “Research description” and on our website. Opens in new window.
  • 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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Please email or telephone one of the following persons:

Emilie Sörås Antila, 08-546 44 011

Lisa Westholm, 08-546 44 109

Specific instructions for the call

In addition to reading the call text, you also need to consult our Guide for applicants.