Closed call

17 August - 20 September 2022

Project grant for research into pandemics and their effects on society and public health

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, aimed at supporting research into pandemics and their effects on society and public health.

Please note that you will be able to apply for this grant even if you submit an application for a project grant under one of the major calls for this spring. However, you will not be awarded several grants if the applications relate to the same project concepts.

Support form: Project support

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

Focus: Pandemics and effects on society and public health

Applicant: Individual researcher

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

Grant period: 1–3 years

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

Start of grant period: April 2023

Application period: 17 August 2022 (14.00/2 p.m.) – 20 September 2022 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: February 2023

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 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. Further information is available on the Swedish Research Council’s website Opens in new window.
  • This applies for collaborations with researchers in Russia and Belarus 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..