Note: No grants will be paid out under this call due to a new Government decision

On 22 June, the Government decided that the Swedish Research Council shall no longer fund development research. The decision means that we will not be funding any new grants in development research in 2023, and that all received applications are dismissed.

Read more about the decision

Closed call

15 March - 18 April 2023

International postdoc within development research

The purpose of the grant is to give newly qualified researchers with a doctoral degree from a Swedish higher education institution (HEI) the opportunity to expand their networks and their competences by working abroad under secure employment conditions. The grant is also intended to promote the quality and renewal of Swedish research.
International postdoc 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 least developed countries.

Support form: Career support

Subject area: Development Research

Focus: Development research

Applicant: Individual researcher who has completed a doctoral degree no more than 2 years ago or will have been awarded a doctoral degree before the start of the grant period, that is, no later than 31 December 2023.

Participating researchers: No participating researchers may be invited to join the application.

Grant period: 18–36 months

Grant amount: 1 150 000 SEK per year, plus a further 50 000 SEK per year in total may be applied for, for one or more accompanying family members

Start of grant period: January 2024

Application period: 15 March 2023 (14.00/2pm) – 18 April 2023 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: No later than December 2023

Please note:

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..