The call at a glance
Type of grant: Project
Grant length: Up to 3 years
Project start: 1st of January 2018
Who can apply: Those who have obtained a doctoral degree by the 1st of February 2017
Budget framework: Between 0,5 and 2 million SEK per year and project
Deadline of the call: 1st of February 2017, at 17.00 CET
Stage 2 of the call opens: By mid-April 2017
Grant decision: At the end of September
Forte announces research project grants in December each year. Grants 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. Applicants with approved outlines are subsequently invited to submit a full application in stage 2.
More information about the call and application process can be found in the files attached below.
Research project/Outline 2017
The application process for research project grants is divided into two stages. In stage 1, the applicant submits a project outline to Forte. Applicants with approved outlines are subsequently invited to submit a full application in stage 2. The grant should be administered by a Swedish university or equivalent. Two research project outlines are permitted per project leader.
Forte has a yearly call for research projects with submission of project outlines in January/ February and full applications in May. In 2017, the deadline for submission of project outline is the 1st of February at 17:00 CET.
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.
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 2017 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.
The outlines are assessed by Forte’s review panels, to which researchers and representatives of the public interest have been appointed. Assessments are based on:
The project’s originality, design and relation to the research front
The project’s feasibility (material, method and competence)
The project’s relevance for society’s requirements and its relation to Forte’s areas of responsibility
The project’s gender- and diversity perspective
You will be asked to select a review panel and research area in the application process. Forte reserves the right to change review panels and research area for your application if needed.
In this call, applicants can apply for between 0.5 and 2 MSEK per year, for a maximum duration of three years.
The results from research funded by Forte must be freely accessible (open access). Forte provides 30 000 SEK in extra funding for granted research projects for open access publishing. The link Open access provides more information.
Transfer of project information to SweCRIS
Information regarding research projects supported by Forte is transferred to the Swedish Research Council for publication in SweCRIS, a national database commissioned by the Swedish government containing information on grant-funded research. More information can be found on the SweCRIS website.
The difference between project outline and full application
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 full application should contain a more detailed description of the project’s design, work plan, material and methods, as well as theoretical aspects and a review of the literature with relevance for the project.
The relevance of the project for the society and in relation to Forte’s areas of responsibility should be described in both the outline and the full application, but with less detail in the outline. In the full application, you should also describe knowledge dissemination activities and collaboration activities.
Major divergences between the outline and the full application with regards to design and budget are not permitted.
The difference between research projects and junior research grants
Research projects are funded for a maximum of 3 years. Junior research grants are granted for four years. Two research project outlines are permitted per project leader. Applicants who also apply for junior project grants can in the capacity of project leader only submit one research project outline. The outlines for the research project and the junior research grant cannot concern the same project. Only one junior research outline is allowed per applicant. If you apply for a junior research grant but do not obtain this, your application will be considered for a 3-year research project instead, without you having to take any further action.
Apply for grant in Prisma
All applications are submitted in the application and evaluation system Prisma.
Conditions to be able to submit your application:
- You need a personal account in Prisma
- All participating researchers in an application must have a personal account in Prisma
- All CV and publication details for applicants and participating researchers are stored on
the respective researcher’s personal account
- Your university or higher educational institution must have an organisational account in Prisma
Please ensure that the above conditions are in place in good time before the application deadline.
February 1st at 17.00 – Deadline for submitting a project outline.
By mid-April – Decisions on which outlines that will proceed to step 2 will be available in Prisma. Stage 2 of the call for proposals opens.
May 18th at 17.00 – Deadline for submitting a full research application.
End of September – Forte’s board decides which applications will receive funding.
Guidelines for applications to Forte where parts of the research will be undertaken abroad
- Forte welcomes international research cooperation. Forte’s areas of responsibility include complex societal challenges and international research cooperation can contribute significantly to delivering solutions and opening new perspectives.
- Forte’s research grants may be used to fund projects where part of the research is carried out outside of Sweden. However, the research abroad has either to be initiated and led from Sweden or be a clearly distinguished part of a collaborative project.
- Applications including international cooperation are assessed using the same criteria as other applications in our scientific panels.
- When reviewing research applications which include research carried out abroad, the evaluators in Forte’s evaluation panels are asked to assess if the international part of the project brings added value to the project or constitutes a prerequisite in a global project or in a comparative study.
- It is the responsibility of the main applicant to obtain information from her or his Administrative organisation regarding their policy on research funding
- The Swedish administrative organisation, i.e. the home institution of the Swedish main applicant, is responsible for, and decides on, any employment of staff located abroad and/or payment for work carried out abroad.
For more information click "Further official informaton" below.
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