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09 February - 15 March 2022

Research environment grant – humanities and social sciences

The purpose of the research environment grant within humanities and social sciences is to create added value through collaboration in larger groupings than in a normal project, and to adopt a longterm perspective. The applicant shall represent a constellation of several researchers from different higher education institutions (HEI) and/or different subjects, nationally or internationally, who are working towards a common research goal in the long term.

The collaboration may be justified by features such as a research task with a multi-disciplinary focus, joint projects between researchers at different universities, or researchlinked to a national/international infrastructure. The research task must so extensiveand so challenging that it cannot be addressed by a single researcher, and the application must show that the research team offers a suitable combination of the knowledge and competences required to address this particular task.

Support form: Research environment and collaboration support

Subject area: Humanities and Social Sciences

Applicant: Individual researcher

Participating researchers: A minimum of 2 and up to 6 researchers shall be invited to join the application

Grant period: 4-6 years

Grant amount: Minimum 1 500 000 SEK per year, maximum 3 000 000 SEK per year

Start of grant period: January 2023

Application period: 09 February 2022 (14.00/2 pm) – 15 March 2022 (14.00/2 pm)

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

Please note:

  • In this call, a proportion of the overall funding will be allocated to applicants with a career age of up to 12 years after their doctoral degree award.
  • As part of a Government mandate to the Swedish Research Council, this year’s calls within humanities and social sciences also includes special funding for research into the Holocaust, antisemitism and victims of the Holocaust.
  • 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. Furthermore, we also ask you to describe the management of risks or obstacles to the implementation of 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.
  • Added 11 March: This applies for collaborations with researchers in Russia and Belarus Opens in new window.

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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 Opens in new window..