Research funding

The Swedish Research Council is the largest funder of research at Swedish universities, colleges and institutes.

In 2015, the Swedish Research Council paid out around SEK 6.4 billion in support of research of the highest scientific quality in all disciplinary domains. The majority of research funded by the Swedish Research Council is basic research.

Funding research

Call for applications

You can apply for research support and find information about our current calls for applications here.

Apply for grants

Grant types

The Swedish Research Council has several different types of grants to best promote Swedish research.

Our grants


You can find information on what happens when applications to the Swedish Research Council are reviewed and evaluated here.


Funding decisions

The Swedish Research Council makes decisions for a large amount of applications each year. You can find when this year's decisions will be published and the decisions once they have been published here.

Funding decisions

You can see which projects have been awarded grants and read the popular scientific descriptions of the projects in the Swedish Research Council's project database. The database contains research projects where funding decisions have been made up until 31/12/2014.

To the project databaseexternal link, opens in new window

Information about the projects where grants have been awarded by the Swedish Research Council from 2015 onwards can be found in SweCRIS. SweCRIS is a national contract database for Swedish grant-funded research.

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Updated: 2016-03-23