National research programme within migration and integration

The Swedish Research Council is responsible for a ten-year national research programme within migration and integration. The programme shall contribute to meeting major societal challenges within the area, and to create powerful synergies between different actors.

Actors participating in the programme

The programme has a programme committee, a reference group, a knowledge committee, and a coordinator for knowledge exchange.

The programme committee consists of the research funding bodies Forte, Formas and Vinnova and functions as an advisory body for discussing strategic issues relating to funding. The reference group consists of researchers in different subject areas, such as humanities, social sciences, and medicine and health.

The knowledge committee discusses spreading of and dialogue about research results. It consists of representatives from Arbetsförmedlingen (The Swedish Public Employment Service), Delmi, The Equality Ombudsman (DO), Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurance Agency), The Swedish Migration Agency, Sida, The National Agency for Education, The Swedish Red Cross, SKR (The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions) and FoU Nordost. The researcher appointed as coordinator is responsible for the knowledge exchange between the researchers in the programme.

Programme goals

  • illuminate all aspects of migration, migrants and integration
  • increase knowledge about the prerequisites for creating inclusive societies
  • cover research into both short-term and long-term causes and consequences of migration, such as economic, demographic and social aspects
  • contribute to links between research and higher education
  • contribute to gender equality
  • contribute to increasing the impact of research results in society in the form of development, knowledge accumulation, evidence-based policies and administration.

Calls for funding proposals

17 August 2022 two calls under the programme will open:

Grant for research communication in migration and integration

Doctoral programme grant within migration and integration

The first call under the programme was made in spring 2018. Researchers in different scientific fields could apply for research environment grants, read the grant decisions.

In spring 2019 a call for Project grant for research into migration and integration was made, read the grant decisions.

Strategic research agenda leads the way

A strategic research agenda focuses on knowledge needs and identifies what activities are needed to fulfil the purpose of the national research programme – to strengthen research within the area of migration and integration and promote the spread of research results.



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The Migration Studies Delegation, Delmi, spreads knowledge about migration issues and their impact on society. Delmi’s website has links to of relevant organisations and public authorities, in both Sweden and other countries.

On the Delmi website you find links to stakeholders, policy briefs and upcoming seminars. External link.

Migration Research Hub is a website for migration research created by CrossMigration, an EU-funded project led by the European research network IMISCOE.

On the site you can search for research, results, taxonomy and experts. External link.


National research programme


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