Dates have been set for the 2023 calls
We have now decided on the dates for around 50 of our calls next year. Many of them are recurrent, but some will be issued for the first time. See news in the list below. More calls will be added later.
Entirely new calls, or calls that are new for any of the scientific fields are listed below. We have also included calls that are not issued every year.
Not all the detailed terms and conditions for the calls have been decided yet. Full instructions will be provided in the call texts to be published when the call in question opens. Further calls may be added, for example if we receive a Government mandate. We will also be providing further information on the calls we issue in collaboration with other countries.
Research into the Holocaust, victims of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism
The Swedish Research Council has a mandate from the Government to support research into the Holocaust, victims of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in the sum of 12 million SEK each year during the period 2022–2024. Next year, we will be issuing calls for a visiting researcher grant and a project grant.
The visiting researcher grant, which was also issued in 2022, shall develop and strengthen the research field by recruiting an internationally prominent researcher during a short period. The applicant for the grant shall be higher education institutions (HEIs) and other research organisations, not individual researchers.
The call for the project grant for research into the Holocaust, victims of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism is issued for the first time. In 2022, we issued a call for a network grant in the same subject area.
Project grant for research into racism and discrimination
The project grant aims to support research into racism and discrimination. A corresponding call was issued in 2019.
Project grant for research into safe societies
The project grant aims to strengthen Swedish research into societal preparedness and security. A call for a similar project grant was issued in 2021.
Grant for communication by researchers in artistic research
The purpose of the grant is to enable researchers who are receiving or who have recently received research grants from the Swedish Research Council to plan, implement and evaluate communication activities that entail dialogue or co-creation with identified groups outside academia. A call for similar support for science communication was issued in 2022, but then for research in migration and integration.
Exploratory workshop grant in artistic research
The grant aims to support exploration of possible innovative research areas and creative research ideas within artistic research. You can apply for funding to implement workshops where new research questions, methods, analyses, perspectives, data material, and so on are explored.
Graduate schools in psychiatry
The graduate schools are intended to strengthen research competence in psychiatric involuntary care and forensic psychiatry in Sweden. The applicant for the grant shall be higher education institutions (HEIs) and other research organisations, not individual researchers.
Research competence in primary care
In this field, we are issuing calls for both a project grant and a grant for research time. The purpose of both grants is to give persons working in primary care the opportunity to conduct research and to establish themselves as independent researchers in parallel with developing their professional competence. The focus of this call is on long-term research into diseases and disease conditions that are diagnosed and treated within and referred from primary care. A corresponding call was issued in 2021.
Research time in a clinical environment
The grant is aimed at clinically active persons and provides the opportunity to conduct research on a part-time basis in parallel with developing clinical competence. This grant replaces one we have issued calls for before – grant for employment as a half-time researcher in a clinical environment. The new grant is a bit more flexible in terms of requirements for how much time is to be spent on research, and the grant period is 2–6 years.
Grant for research time in healthcare research
The grant is aimed at persons active in a healthcare profession and provides the opportunity to conduct research on a part-time basis and establish themselves as independent researchers in parallel with developing professional competence. With this call, we want to promote mobility within Sverige and international collaboration. A corresponding call was issued in 2021.
This career support grant is aimed at researchers who were awarded a doctoral degree seven to twelve years ago. The purpose is to give prominent junior researchers the opportunity to consolidate their research and broaden their activities. Previously, we issued calls for consolidation grants in medicine and health every two years; as from now, they will be issued every year.
Distinguished professor grant
The grant aims to create prerequisites for the most prominent researchers to conduct long-term, ground-breaking research with great potential for achieving scientific breakthroughs. The grant, which as from 2023 will cover eight years instead of ten, shall also enable the establishment and build-up of a major research environment of the highest quality around a leading researcher. Calls for the distinguished professor grant in medicine and health are issued every two years, most recently in 2021.
Visiting researcher grant in educational sciences
With this grant, higher education institutions (HEIs) have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their research in a subject area where the HEI is already active by recruiting an internationally prominent researcher during a limited period. A call for the grant was also issued in 2022, but there were then few HEIs that noticed the opportunity.
Starting grant in educational sciences
A call for a starting grant in educational sciences is issued every two years, and the first time was in 2021. This career support is aimed at researchers who were awarded a doctoral degree two to seven years ago. The grant aims to give junior researchers the opportunity to establish themselves as independent researchers in Sweden.
Project grant in sustainability and resilience
This grant is funded jointly by the Swedish Research Council and SIDA through the Swedish Government’s development aid funds, and by Formas’ research appropriations. The research shall be relevant to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in least developed countries. A minimum of one researcher from a low income or lower middle income country shall participate. A corresponding call was issued most recently in 2018.
The Swedish Research Council is responsible for six national research programmes. Every year, we issue different types of calls within the programmes, and the calls we are issuing in 2023 are listed below. You can read more about the programmes here
Viruses and pandemics
Within this programme we are issuing a call for a project grant for research into viruses and pandemics – from fundamental mechanisms to medical interventions.
Criminality, segregation and the societal consequences of digitisation
In these three research programmes, we are issuing calls for a grant to research environments. This is intended to strengthen the long-term development and re-growth of the research fields. The grant period is 3–6 years, and aims to create added value through collaboration in larger groupings than in a normal project.
Migration and integration
The research programme was set up in 2017, and since then we have issued calls for a grant for graduate schools and for a grant to research environments. Next year, we will be issuing a call for a project grant for research into migration and integration. A call for a project grant in this area was most recently issued in 2019.
No separate targeted call will be issued in 2023. Funding for research into antibiotic resistance can be applied for within the framework for different calls in medicine and health and in international calls within JPIAMR.
The Swedish Research Council works in various ways to stimulate international research collaboration. Many collaborations also concern the funding of research and international research infrastructure.
Next year, we will, for example, be issuing a call for research collaboration in the Röntgen-Ångström Cluster, which is a German-Swedish research collaboration in structural biology and materials science. We will also be issuing a call for a project grant for international collaboration in quantum technology (QuantERA) and graphene (FLAG-ERA).
Detailed information about the calls we will be issuing in 2023 within the framework for our international collaborations is not yet complete. Information about these will be published on an ongoing basis.
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