Apply for graduate school grants in January

In January 2021, we will be issuing two calls for graduate school grants in educational sciences: Graduate school in educational sciences, and graduate school for teacher training. Both grants will start paying out on 1 July 2021.

Graduate school grant in educational sciences

The purpose of the grant is to increase competence in the educational sciences field, and to increase collaboration nationally and internationally by contributing to researcher training activities. The graduate schools may focus on training at pre-school, primary or secondary school level. Applications in areas with major needs for building up research capacity will be prioritised. Information on the areas to be prioritised under the call will be published no later than December 2020.

The grant period is 4 years, and the maximum grant amount is 3 million SEK per year.

A call for this grant was most recently issued three years ago. Read the call text from 2017.

Graduate school grant for teacher training

The initiative is based on a Government mandate. The purpose is to strengthen the scientific basis in teacher and pre-school teacher training, and to ensure more teachers giving these training courses have completed third cycle higher education. In this way, it is possible to expand the teaching capacity while maintaining quality. The graduate schools shall focus on a subject or a theme that is relevant for teacher training, and for practicing the teaching profession.

The grant period is 4–5 years, and the grant amount is maximum 10 million SEK per year for 4 years, or maximum 8 million SEK per year for 5 years.

A corresponding call was issued most recently in 2019. Read the call text from 2019.



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  1. Grants to research infrastructure

    The financial report shall be signed by an authorised representative of the administrating organisation. Different rules apply for grants decided on before or after 2015.

  2. Grants to organisations

    Final financial reports for the Swedish Research Council’s grants to graduate schools, visiting professorships and journals shall be submitted via a form no later than three months after the end of the availability period.

  3. FAQ about financial reporting

    Here we have gathered together frequently asked questions and answers about financial reporting of grants to individual researchers. Remember to fill in the tab “Funds received” for the period reported when you register the report in Prisma.