The national programme on applied welfare research aims to improve the state of knowledge in the social services sector. The programme is part of the Swedish Government’s initiative to meet major societal challenges through research and innovation. On this page, you can read more about the programme and the research funded within the programme.
Ongoing research within the programme
Funding Currently, 12 research projects, two practice-oriented research fellows and one postdoc are funded through the programme. Together, they have been granted research funding amounting to SEK 58 million.
PhD studies bring research closer to practice
Funding In 2018, Forte initiated a national programme of PhD studies for social services professionals. The PhD studies is led by the universities in Lund and Malmö and will contribute to long-term develoment of knowledge within the social services sector.
Strategic research agenda sets the focus
Report Forte has developed a strategic research agenda for the programme on applied welfare research. The agenda describes the vision and objectives of the programme along with the prioritised topics for funding.
Calls within the programme
Funding In November 2019, Forte plans to announce a call for proposals within programme. More information will be made available in October. Here, you can read more about previous calls within the programme.
Latest news about the programme
2018-08-28 New research to strengthen social services
Previous calls for proposals within the programme
2019-03-05–2019-04-16 Applied welfare research 2019
2018-02-28–04-12 Applied welfare research 2018
2018-02-28–2018-05-15 PhD studies for social services professionals
Stella Jacobson, Programme Coordinator
Staffan Arvidsson, Assistant Programme Coordinator