Forte is a government agency with approximately 35 employees across three departments. Our work is led by a board and the Director General, Jonas Björck, as head of the agency.

The board

Forte’s board has the ultimate responsibility in all decisions concerning Forte’s operations. The board consists of a chairperson and 12 board members and has a three-year mandate period.

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The research department is responsible for issuing calls for proposals of research funding, international cooperation, and reviewing and identifying research needs in Forte’s areas of responsibility. The department provides expertise regarding calls for proposals, terms for grant types, assessment, the review process and follow-up.


The department for communication is responsible for all internal and external communications related to Forte’s operations and the research we fund. The department aims for active dialogue and collaboration within our areas of responsibility and to contribute to the dissemination of research findings in order to benefit society.

Support Services

The department for support services provides advisory support to Forte’s board, Director General and Secretary General. The responsibilities of the department include administrative coordination and service, registry, archiving and procurement issues. The department also has the responsibility for human recourses, financial planning and IT, as well as legal issues and security issues.

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