Research Project/Outline 2018
This is the first stage of Forte’s annual open call for proposals for research projects 2018. Within this call, we welcome project outlines within Forte’s overall responsibilities of health, working life and welfare.
Grants for research projects within the annual open call for proposals are awarded for a maximum of 3 years, to researchers with a PhD.
The application process is divided into two stages: In stage 1, the applicant submits a project outline. The emphasis of the project outline should be on the research question and what it adds to existing knowledge in the research field. Study design, material and methods need to be clearly described to the extent that the feasibility of the project can be assessed.
The call intends to contribute to increased knowledge within Forte’s areas of responsibility, health, working life and welfare, and aims to finance research within these fields. The page Scientific panels for the annual open call provide a more detailed description of the research areas Forte support.
Forte promotes innovative research addressing key societal challenges. Forte also wants to promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. The terms are used in various ways, but we use a definition proposed by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education:
“Multidisciplinary science or multidisciplinary activities is a collaboration between different areas of knowledge around a common problem area. Interdisciplinary science is the activity where researchers move in the boundary areas between the different subject areas, and jointly create a new area”.
Eligible applicants must have defended their doctoral thesis by the deadline for submission of project outlines. Applicants must have submitted the final report of all previously awarded grants no later than the 1st of February 2018 at 14:00 CET to qualify. Applicants who have outstanding final reports will not be taken into consideration. This applies only to earlier grants for which the deadline for the final report has passed. Consideration is given to extensions of disposal time and postponed deadlines for final reporting
Scientific quality of the research project:
• The purpose, background, research questions, theories, relation to previous research in the area, identified research needs and the originality of the project
• Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach of the project
• The project`s study design, methods and data material
• The project`s gender and diversity perspective in the content of the research
Societal relevance and utilisation:
• The project's relevance for Forte’s area of responsibility and societal needs
Feasibility of the planned research project:
• The project leader and research group’s competence for carrying out the planned research
• Gender balance in the project group
• Account of any previous own research in the area
• Staff and budget are assessed based on reasonableness
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