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Swedish Research Council Conference Grant Program 2019-20, Sweden

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2019

Deadline: Feb 26, 2019

Conference grant

Spring call

The purpose of the grant is to promote international research collaboration and exchange of experience. Conference grants are a way of giving researchers active in Sweden the opportunity to arrange a conference with internationally recognised speakers.

The grant covers travel and accommodation costs for invited speakers working outside Sweden. 

Type of call

Research environment and collaboration support

Subject area

Humanities and Social Sciences, Artistic Research, Medicine and Health, Natural and Engineering Sciences, Educational Sciences




Individual researcher

Participating researchers

No participating researchers can be invited to join the application.

Grant period

The conference shall take place during the period 26 June 2019 to 26 February 2020; that is 4–12 months after the closing date of this call.

Grant amount

Minimum 30 000 SEK and maximum 200 000 SEK

Publication of grant award

No later than end of May 2019


The applicant for a conference grant must be an individual researcher. You shall be the project leader and have scientific responsibility for the conference. You must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or a corresponding foreign degree, awarded no later than the deadline for this call. The degree award date we use is the date you fulfilled all the requirements for a doctoral degree, such as mandatory courses, oral defence and an approved doctoral thesis. For applicants with Swedish doctoral degrees, the award date listed in Ladok applies.

For applicants within the area of artistic research, the requirement of a doctoral degree does not apply. On the other hand, a degree from an artistic higher education institution or other corresponding competence is required.

Grants from the Swedish Research Council shall be administered by a Swedish university or HEI or another Swedish public organisation that fulfils our criteria for administrating organisations. Your organisation must therefore be approved as an administrating organisation for you to apply.

If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the administrating organisation as from 1 May 2019 up to and including the date the conference takes place, unless the Swedish Research Council allows an exception. The employment must equal at least 20 per cent of a full-time equivalent.

Number of applications and previous grants

You can only be awarded one conference grant per year. Only one application per call can be submitted for each individual conference, and each individual conference can only be awarded one single grant. There are no limitations in terms of other grants you may hold or apply for simultaneously with the conference grant.

Note: If you have been the project leader for previous grants from the Swedish Research Council that have ended, a final financial statement for all of these must have been submitted within the permitted time frame in order for you to apply for a new grant. Please contact your administrating organisation if you are unsure whether all your final reports have been submitted.

Costs and grant amounts

The conference grant relates only to travel and accommodation costs for a limited number (maximum ten) invited speakers active outside Sweden. The grant is not awarded for other participants, administration or social security costs. Flights and train travel should normally be in economy class or corresponding.

You may apply for a minimum of 30 000 SEK and a maximum of 200 000 SEK, including indirect costs.

The Swedish Research Council assumes that the administrating organisation will cover any costs in excess of the amount received.

Grant period

The conference shall take place during the period 26 June 2019 to 26 February 2020; that is 4–12 months after the closing date of this call. The entire grant amount will be paid during 2019, irrespective of when the conference takes place. Payment will be made during June 2019 at the earliest. The funds are available up to and including 30 June 2020 however.

Note: No extension of the availability period will be approved.

Other conditions for the conference

The conference shall

  • have internationally recognised researchers active outside Sweden as speakers, of which at least 40 per cent should be women and at least 40 per cent should be men
  • be arranged in Sweden
  • be aimed at the research community
  • be of medium size; that is have 50–200 participants (including speakers)
  • take place during the period 26 June 2019 to 26 February 2020; that is 4–12 months after the closing date of this call.

If the conference is arranged in conjunction/association with another research-focused event, the delimitation from this event shall be clearly stated.

Please note that the Swedish Research Council’s logo may not be used in conjunction with a conference awarded a grant by us. Only the name of the Swedish Research Council may be stated.

What must the application contain?

Please refer to the application form in Prisma in parallel with reading the instructions below, which describe the call-specific content of the application. More information on what to do in practical terms is available in our Guide for applicants


The application may be written in Swedish or English.

Sections of the application

The application form includes the following tabs:

  • Descriptive information
  • Description of the conference
  • Budget and research resources
  • Administrating organisation
  • Participants (only administrators in this call)
  • CV

Descriptions of the call-specific information requested under each tab follow below. Mandatory information is marked with an asterisk (*) in Prisma.

Descriptive information

Short description of the conference

The short description of the conference shall include a brief description of the following:

  • the name and place of the planned conference
  • the date of the conference (year-month-day)
  • the justification for the conference
  • the internet address of the conference

Subject area

Mark the subject area to which your application relates.

Description of the conference

The description shall be brief but clear, and shall cover a maximum of four page-numbered A4 pages in Arial, font size 11, single line spacing, including references and any images.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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