Closed call

19 January - 22 February 2022

International post doc grant within humanities and social sciences, including educational 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: Humanities and Social Sciences, Educational Sciences

Support form: Career support

Focus: Humanities and social sciences, including educational 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 no later than 30 June 2022.

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

Grant period: 18–36 months

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

Start of grant period: July 2022

Application period: 19 January 2022 (14.00/2 pm) – 22 February 2022 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: No later than the beginning of June 2022

Please note:

  • The templates for the attachments “Invitation from the administrating organisation” and “Invitation from host department abroad” have been updated.
  • As of 20202, 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 organisations 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. We now also ask you to describe the management of risks or obstacles to the implementation of the research plan.
  • 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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Digital Information Meeting

26 January 2022 at 13.00–14.30

There will be a presentation of the grant form and you as an applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions about the call and the application process.

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Specific instructions for the call

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