Closed call

23 February - 29 March 2022

Research project grant within development research

The purpose of the project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate their own research idea, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period. Project grants in development research are funded by the Government’s development aid funds, and the research shall be of particular relevance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low income countries.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Development Research

Focus: Development research

Applicant: Individual researcher

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

Grant period: 1–4 years

Grant amount: Minimum 400 000 SEK and maximum 1 500 000 SEK per year, however a total maximum of 4 500 000 SEK if the application is for 4 years.

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 December 2022

Please note:

  • 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 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.
  • As from 2022, there are guidelines for study registration and result reporting for the clinical studies funded by the Swedish Research Council. This means that information about the study shall be registered in a public study register, and that a summary of the results shall be published in the register. More information is available on the Swedish Research Council’s website Opens in new window..
  • Please note also that if you are awarded a grant, you are expected to publish your research data and research results of relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic with open access as soon as possible. Determining which 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.
  • Under this year’s call, you may apply for a project period of up to 4 years. The maximum amount your application may be awarded is, however, still 4 500 000 SEK.
  • Added 11 March: This applies for collaborations with researchers in Russia and Belarus Opens in new window.

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Digital Information Meeting

Time: Februari 25, 2022 at 10.00–11.15

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.

More information and registration External link, opens in new window.

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..