Forte supports a number of research centres through centre grants, at present thirteen. They constitute a type of funding with a higher annual amount and longer duration and are restricted to the most prominent research environments.

Forte considers the establishment of strong research environments in all its key areas of responsibility highly essential. It is important that research within our sphere of responsibility be given the same opportunities as other research areas to develop leading edge competence, and it is also important that new emerging research groups within our sphere of responsibility be given the opportunity to attain this higher form of basic funding.

AgeCap – Forte Centre for Ageing and Health

The overall aim of the centre is to perform coordinated studies of capability in ageing.

ARC – Forte centre for ageing research

How does ageing differ between various groups? How much ill health can be prevented? Can mild cognitive problems predict who will later develop dementia?

CBF – The body at work – from problem to potential

The Centre for Musculoskeletal Research (CBF) at the University of Gävle conducts research into the causes of work-related injuries, how they can be prevented and whether effective remedies are available.

CASE – Forte centre for research on ageing and supportive environments

At CASE, the Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments at Lund University, the primary focus is on older and ageing people and the environments where they live.

CHESS – Forte centre for health and society

“We’re interested in what determines the public health of a country and why health develops differently for different groups in society.” This is how Professor Denny Vågerö at CHESS summarises the interdisciplinary research environment.

EpiLife – Forte centre for research on the interactions between mental and physical health

Is there a connection between obesity or alcohol consumption in middle age and cognitive function later in life? Can mental stress lead to cardiovascular disease?

METALUND – Forte centre for medicine and technology for working life and society

Medical and technological research must be coordinated in order to find and reduce the risk factors for major public health diseases. This is the main concept behind the new METALUND Forte centre.

REMESO – Forte centre for research on work and welfare in a multiethnic society

REMESO is the name of the Forte centre at Linköping University where a group of researchers led by Professor Carl-Ulrik Schierup will study migration and integration issues in relation to the changing labour market and welfare state.

SOFI – Forte centre for research on social change and inequality over the course of life

The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University has been chosen as one of Forte’s new research centres.

SoRAD – Forte centre for studies on alcohol and drugs

SoRAD, the Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs at Stockholm University, conducts research on consumption patterns relating to alcohol and drug use and their consequences, including social and cultural.

Stockholm Stress Center: Interdisciplinary research on job-related stress and health

Why do we become ill from stress, and how do you treat and prevent such illness? Torbjörn Åkerstedt and his colleagues at the Stockholm Stress Center have been awarded a ten-year grant from Forte to find answers to questions such as these.

UCGHR – Forte centre for global health research

Health – of individuals, communities and nations – is a global matter. So says Professor Peter Byass, Director of the Forte Centre for Global Health Research at Umeå University.

UCLS – Uppsala Center for Labour Studies

Globalisation is leading to increased pressure for change in companies as well as countries. The Uppsala Center for Labor Studies is examining whether a labour market policy of the Nordic type helps or hinders this ability to adapt.