Open call

20 April - 24 May 2022

Project grant for research into the social consequences of digitalisation

The purpose of the project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period. This is a project grant with focus, which aims at supporting research into the social consequences of digitalisation.

Support form: Project support

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

Focus: Social consequences of digitalisation

Applicant: Individual researcher

Participating researchers: Up to 6 other researchers may be invited to join the application

Grant period: 1-4 year

Grant amount: Minimum 400 000 SEK per year, maximum 1 700 000 SEK per year

Budgetary framework: 15 000 000 SEK per year for 4 years

Start of grant period: January 2023

Application period: 20 April 2022 (14.00/2 pm) – 24 May 2022 (14.00/2 pm)

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

Please note:

  • For this call, the project period shall be a maximum of 3 years under normal circumstances. If your proposed project cannot be completed within a 3-year period, you may apply for 4 years. You must then specifically justify the need for a fourth project year in the research plan.
  • 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 explain in your research plan how your stated activity level 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.
  • Please note that if you are awarded a grant, you are expected to publish any research data and research results of relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic with open access as soon as possible. Determining what data can be published with open access shall always be based on applicable legislation. Please use the national COVID-19 data portal External link, opens in new window. to make your data accessible when possible.

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..