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Swedish Research Council Research Project Grant for International Collaboration on Graphene 2020, Sweden

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2019

Deadline: Feb 26, 2019

Research project grant for international collaboration on graphene – basic research (FLAG-ERA)

This grant aims to support international collaboration within basic research into graphene. Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council, is one of the 22 research councils from 18 countries taking part in the FLAG-ERA3 call, which rewards research of the highest scientific quality in international competition.

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Subject area

Natural and Engineering Sciences


FLAG-ERA: Graphene – basic research


Individual researcher who participates as Swedish project leader in a consortium with partners from at least 3 participating countries. Only researchers at an administrating organisation approved by the Swedish Research Council may apply.

Grant period

3 years

Grant amount

Minimum 400 000 SEK per year.

Budgetary framework

Total for 3 years: 750 000 EUR (indicatively 2–4 projects) for Swedish participation.

Publication of grant award

No later than the beginning of November 2019

Start of grant period

January 2020

Application procedure

Grant applications within FLAG-ERA are made in a two-stage procedure, where a simplified version of the application, known as a pre-proposal, is first submitted. Applicants whose outline applications are approved shall then submit a full proposal. Both the pre-proposal and full proposal are peer reviewed, and ranked in competition with other applications.

The application to the FLAG-ERA consortium call shall be submitted by the research consortium’s international coordinator.

As project leader representing a Swedish partner in the research consortium, you must submit the corresponding applications (Pre-proposal/Project outline and Full proposal/full application) via the Swedish Research Council’s application system Prisma in parallel with the international coordinator submitting the consortium application.


The applicant for the research project grant must be a participant in a FLAG-ERA consortium with at least 3 partners. You can see full eligibility requirements for the composition of the consortium in the call text on FLAG-ERA’s website . You must set aside adequate time for the project throughout the grant period, with a scope (activity level) that corresponds to at least 20 per cent of a full-time equivalent. 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.

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. To apply, your organisation must therefore be approved as an administrating organisation. Please note therefore that Swedish researchers working for a company, for example, cannot be funded and may therefore not submit an application to the Swedish Research Council, even if they are part of a consortium application.

If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the administrating organisation at the start of and throughout the grant period and any additional availability period, unless the Swedish Research Council approves an exception. The employment must equal at least 20 per cent of a full-time equivalent. You do not have to be employed by the administrating organisation at the time of applying.

The consortium shall submit a joint application in FLAG-ERA's application system.

You as the Swedish partner and project leader in a FLAG-ERA consortium must also register in parallel a corresponding application electronically in Prisma , which is the Swedish Research Council’s application system. Please note that for practical reasons, the parallel call in Prisma for you as the Swedish partner will close a few days later than in FLAG-ERA’s application system. This applies for both the project outline and the full application.

You create your application in Prisma by filling in the text fields, uploading information from your personal account, and attaching the appendices requested.

What must the application contain?

Please refer to FLAG-ERA´s call text and the application form in Prisma in parallel with reading the instructions below.


Foreign experts are involved in the scientific assessment of the applications within FLAG-ERA. Please therefore complete your application in English.

Sections of the application

The application form in Prisma contains the following tabs (applies to both outline and full applications):

  • Descriptive information
  • Research description
  • Administrating organisation
  • Participants (only administrators in this call)
  • Cv

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

Descriptive information

Under this tab, please fill in the project title in Swedish and English, and select SCB codes and key words. Please also fill in the abstract and popular science description as instructed below.


The abstract shall include a brief description of:

  • what is to be done: purpose and aim
  • how the research will be carried out: project organisation, time plan and the scientific methods to be used
  • what is important about the planned research

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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