Closed call

23 February - 29 March 2022

Consolidator grant within natural and engineering sciences

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.

Please note that this year applications for Consolidator grants are submitted in a one-step process (full application).

Support form: Career support

Subject area: Natural and Engineering Sciences

Focus: Natural and engineering sciences

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

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

Grant period: 5 years

Grant amount: 2 000 000 SEK per year

Start of grant period: January 2023

Application period: 23 February 2022 (14.00/2 pm) – 29 March 2022 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: No later than the end of December 2022

Please note:

  • A new feature for 2022 is that the grant may be used to fund your salary as project leader, up to a maximum of 50 per cent of a full-time equivalent, irrespective of your level of activity in the project. The grant period is also 5 years instead of 6 years.
  • The application is assessed in two stages. Further information on this is available under the heading “How your application is assessed”.
  • As from 2022, new criteria apply for approval of administrating organisations for grants awarded by the Swedish Research Council. You therefore need to make sure that your organisation fulfils the requirements and has been approved by us as an administrating organisation for calls issued after 1 January 2022.
  • Please note also that the instructions for your description of ethical considerations in the application have changed as from this year. Furtermore, we also ask you to describe the management of risks or obstacles to the implementation of the project in the research plan.
  • You must justify in your research plan how your stated activity level (which must be a minimum of 50 per cent of a full-time equivalent) 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.

Specific instructions for the call

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

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