These may apply for grants for research infrastructure 2019

It is now clear which new areas and existing research infrastructures are covered by the call for grants to research infrastructure of national interest. The call is open during the period 2 December 2020–16 February 2021.

In total, 32 areas and existing research infrastructure are covered by the call for grants to research infrastructure of national interest:

  • All new areas graded as A1 in the needs inventory 2019–2020.
  • Most of the areas graded as A2.
  • All existing research infrastructures where the grant period ends in 2021 or 2022.

It will also be possible to apply for additional grants to fund increased Swedish engagement in international infrastructures where Sweden is already a member, for example in the form of in-kind grants.

The Government budget bill for 2021 proposes increased investment in research infrastructure. The additional funding means that the call can also cover most of the areas graded as A2 in the prioritisation.

“The additional funding made available means that we can take care of and benefit fully from the investments already made, and also equip Swedish research for future challenges. This is incredibly gratifying and longed-for,” says Björn Halleröd, Secretary General for research infrastructure at the Swedish Research Council.

The call for grants to research infrastructure opens on 2 December

Please note that the opening date has changed from 13 January 2021 to 2 December 2020!

New areas

  • Infrastructure for digital humanities
  • Infrastructure for solar physics
  • InfraVis: infrastructure for visualising scientific data
  • Context databases (DEMSCORE)
  • MOSAIC - instrumentation for ELT
  • NordSIMS-Vegacenter
  • Ultra-high field MR 7T platform
  • Upgrade of the ALICE experiment
  • Digital archaeology
  • Infrastructure for electron microscopy
  • Infrastructure for chemical biology
  • Infrastructure for nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Infrastructure for protein production
  • The Oden ice-breaker
  • New instrumentation at DESIREE

Existing research infrastructure

  • CORS – Comparative Research Center Sweden
  • Infrastructure for research and development of fusion reactors
  • IceCube – Neutrino detector at the South Pole for astroparticle physics
  • The Isolde Experiment at CERN
  • NEAR – National E-Infrastructure for Ageing Research
  • Petra III Swedish node
  • REWHARD – Relations, Work and Health across the life-course - A Research Data infrastructure
  • Riksriggen
  • SIMPLER – Swedish Infrastructure for Medical Population-based Life-course and Environmental Research
  • SITES – Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science
  • SND – Swedish National Data Service
  • SuperADAM
  • STR – the Swedish Twin Register
  • SWEDPOP – Swedish population databases for research
  • UGU – Evaluation Through Follow-up

Important dates

2 December 2020
Call opens

18 December 2020
Last date for contacting SNIC or Sunet for consultation on data processing

13 January 2021
Call opens

16 February 2021
Call closes

May 2021
Supplementary question to applicants

September 2021
Grant decision

October 2021
Dialogue on grant terms and conditions

December 2021
Decision on amounts and terms and conditions for 2022

January 2022
First grant payment




  1. Dates announced for Swedish Research Council calls 2022

    We have now decided on the dates for 40 or our calls next year. Many of calls are recurrent, but some will be issued for the first time. The new calls are shown in the list below. More calls will be added.