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Upcoming call

17 August - 20 September 2022

Doctoral programme grant within humanities: doctoral student employment

Graduate schools in humanities aim to build up a new research field, strengthen competence within a specific field, or increase collaboration nationally and internationally by contributing to third cycle higher education activities. Graduate schools contribute to and strengthen the future supply of competent researchers in the field.

Support form: Research environment and collaboration support

Subject area: Humanities and Social Sciences

Focus: Support for doctoral student employment within Humanities

Applicant: Organisation (Swedish higher education institution, HEI)
A coordinator for the graduate school at the host organisation shall be invited to be the project leader for the application by the person responsible for the organisation’s applications.

Participating researchers: At least one further HEI shall join the application. One contact person per participating HEI shall be invited as a participating researcher.

Grant period: 3–4 years

Grant amount: Maximum 7 000 000 SEK per year.

Start of grant period: January 2023

Application period: 17 August 2022 (14.00/2.00 pm) - 20 September 2022 (14.00/2.00 pm)

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


Framework for the graduate schools

The graduate schools shall:

  • be operated by several Swedish HEIs in cooperation. Cooperation may also be international, and with foreign graduate schools that receive other forms of funding.
  • collaborate with well-functioning and stimulating research environment/s with international connections
  • create a structured range of educational programmes, with joint courses and seminars of high scientific and educational quality, which have to be nationally, and preferably internationally available
  • have a clear organisation and leadership, including a board or governing body with overarching responsibility for quality assurance of the activities of the graduate school in the collaboration with the participating institutions
  • include a minimum of 9 doctoral students, who shall be employed by the applying or a participating HEI during their programme period. They do not have to be employed by the HEI at the time of applying.

Note: The grant application may cover a maximum of 60% of the salary costs of doctoral students. The grant must not be used for scholarships.

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