Closed call

06 April - 01 August 2022

In kind contributions to ESS

The purpose of the grant is to enable Swedish researchers to contribute to the build-up of the European Spallation Source (ESS) and for Swedish competence within areas such as instrumentation to be built up and new collaborations developed. In-kind collaborations provide a close link to ESS, one of the world’s largest research infrastructure projects, which is currently under construction.

Support form: Infrastructure support

Subject area: Research infrastructure

Focus: In-kind ESS 

Applicant: Individual researcher or organisation whose Technical annex/project plan has been approved by ESS and who has been invited by the Swedish Research Council to submit an application.

Participating researchers: No participating researchers/organisations shall be invited to the application. They only need to be named in the application.

Grant period: 1–3 years

Grant amount: Minimum 400 000 SEK per year

Budgetary framework: SEK 30 million per year for 2022-2025

Start of grant period: January 2023

Application period: 1 August 2022 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: In the beginning of December 2022

Please note:

  • Applications may be submitted by organisations or by individual researchers. The evaluation of the application is not affected by the type of applicant submitting the application.
  • A requirement for any in-kind contribution is that it is part of the ESS plan and budget and based on an agreement between ESS and the contributing partner.
  • 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.
  • This type of project may contain different types of risks that must be described by the applicant.

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..

Swedish researchers who wish to provide personnel, service, or equipment in-kind must contact ESS as soon as possible to discuss details, such as scope, time plan, in-kind value, risks, acceptance criteria, etc.

The Swedish researchers and/or organisations who have had their annex/project plan approved by ESS will receive an invitation from the Swedish Research Council to submit an application in Prisma.

Please contact ESS for further information:

Sindra Petersson Årsköld, ESS

Tel: +46 (0)72 179 20 94

Please note that 1 August 2022 is the deadline for submitting an application in Prisma.