Note: The review process for the call Sustainability and resilience will proceed, despite the government's decision to suspend the process for other calls within development research. Read more about the decision

Closed call

19 April - 23 May 2023

Research project grant: Sustainability and resilience

The purpose of the project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate their own research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period. This grant is funded jointly by the Swedish Research Council’s and Formas’ research appropriations. The research shall be of particular relevance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in least developed countries. A minimum of one researcher from a least developed or lower middle income country shall participate.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Development Research

Focus: Sustainability and resilience

Applicant: Individual researcher

Participating researchers: A minimum of 1 and up to 6 other researchers shall be invited to join the application. At least one participating researcher shall be active at an HEI or corresponding in a least developed country or a lower middle income country.

Grant period: 1-3 years

Grant amount: Minimum 400 000 SEK per year, maximum 2 000 000 SEK per year

Start of grant period: January 2024

Application period: 19 April 2023 (14.00/2 pm) – 23 May 2023 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: No later than the beginning of December 2023

Please note:

  • Your application must include either a junior researcher (no more than 7 years after doctoral degree award) active at a Swedish administrating organisation, or you must have applied for funding from an admitted or potential doctoral student or postdoc at a Swedish administrating organisation (see under “Participating researchers” for more information).
  • You must explain in your research plan how your stated activity level is suited to the implementation of the research project. Furthermore, we ask you to describe the management of risks or obstacles to the implementation of the research plan.
  • As from 2022, there are guidelines for study registration and result reporting for 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 about the guidelines is available here Opens in new window..
  • Read here for information on project collaboration with researchers in Russia and Belarus. 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..