Decision published

13 June 2022

Total amount granted: Not specified

Needs inventory of research infrastructure of national interest 2021/2022

The Council for Research Infrastructures, RFI, has decided how the proposals for new or upgraded infrastructure submitted in last year’s needs inventory shall be categorised. Eight of the just over 40 areas in the inventory have been placed in Category A1, which means that they are highly prioritised and may be included in next year’s call for grants to research infrastructure of national interest.

Decision published

Please note that only notice in Prisma guarantees that a grant has been approved.

The needs inventory received just over 40 proposals from researchers, higher education institutions and public agencies with research mandates. Some of them relate to the same or similar needs, and have therefore been assessed together. Read more about how to apply for a grant for research infrastructure.

Category A1 means that the area is assessed as having potential to become an infrastructure of national interest and is ready for a call. The same applies for A2, with the difference that RFI does not prioritise the area for strategic or financial reasons. Areas categorised as A3 are also seen as potential infrastructure of national interest, but in these cases the areas are not sufficiently developed to be included in the call at this time. A description of the gradings can be found at the end of the result list.

We will present descriptions of all areas in Category A in the publication Results from the needs inventory, which is an appendix to the Swedish Research Council’s Guide to infrastructure. Both the Results from the needs inventory and the Guide to infrastructure will be published later this year.

In the autumn, RFI will decide on the new areas that will be covered by the call in 2023. The fact that an area has been categorised as A1 is normally a precondition, but not a guarantee, for being included in the upcoming call for grants for research infrastructure of national interest. This autumn, RFI will also decide on which infrastructure with ongoing grants that terminate in 2023 or 2024 will also be able to apply for funding under the call.

The next needs inventory is planned for autumn 2023. All who have submitted proposals for the needs inventory will shortly have access to statements via Prisma.



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